032: Three Tips to Make This Summer the Best Ever // Jamie Cook of Wander and Scout

3 Tips for the Best Summer Ever Jamie Cook of Wander and Scout

Ready or not, here it comes.

Yes, summer is here, my friends. Are you a mom who is giddy with excitement at the prospect of long summer days with your children? Or, like me, are you shivering in fear a little bit, thinking about all of that unstructured time that often leads to a lot of fighting, a lot of mess, and very little alone time for Mom?

Jamie Cook, a mother of four who is passionate about bringing magic and adventure to everyday moments with our kids, is on the podcast today to give us three tips to make this summer our best ever.

Her ideas are realistic and adaptable to every stage of life and style of mothering. She gives so many specific examples and stories, under each takeaway, so you are going to want a pen and paper ready!

**And don’t forget to give Rachel her birthday present. 😉 Leave a Review for 3 in 30 podcast this week!

Show Notes

Jamie’s Instagram Account: https://www.instagram.com/wander_and_scout/?hl=en

“How to Create a More Peaceful Home” podcast with information about family rhythms: https://3in30podcast.com/peaceful-home/

April Perry’s article about “Quiet Time”: https://powerofmoms.com/mommys-naptime-101-2/

Clock that turns green: https://amzn.to/2LtZkjq

Lisa Anderson who does theme weeks with her kids: https://www.instagram.com/thrivingmotherhood/

Sign up to get a monthly printable of ALL of the takeaways: 3in30podcast.com/takeaways

Taryn Palmer’s POINTS System for her kids (see my Instagram for a full explanation):



Simpler Version with PROS:


PDF Version: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W4UrNTWMEJ_o0vxseQ-nEmIplAmDCncG/view?usp=sharing




About the Podcast Host, Rachel Nielson

Rachel taught high school English for five years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom to her two miracle babies, Noah Atticus, who was adopted, and Sally Grace, who was conceived through IVF.

In her life, Rachel has experienced great sorrow but also great joy--and she loves diving deep into the topics that matter most. Thank you for listening to the podcast and giving her a chance to share her heart.


  1. Jennifer Burton on 05/29/2018 at 3:26 PM

    Love this podcast! I wish I had had this when my kids were small. I’m a new empty nester and grandma. Would love some 3 in 30 podcasts for this stage!

    • Rachel Nielson on 05/30/2018 at 8:09 AM

      Thank you so much!!! What specific topics about your stage?? I’d love to get some episodes recorded for this audience!!

  2. Take A Breath - jesser's jots on 06/27/2019 at 2:00 PM

    […] year I listened to THIS podcast.  Rachel and Jamie gave some great tips on how to “Make Summer the Best Ever.” […]

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