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Thursday, February 13, 2014


Family Bucket Lists e-book guides parents in designing their best plan for how they'll spend time as a family (now available in all e-reader formats and paperback). 

940 Saturdays plus 1,656 summer vacation days equals your kid's childhood. How are you spending that time?

Lara Krupicka, author of Family Bucket Lists: Bring More Fun, Adventure & Camaraderie Into Every Day, is helping parents key in on what they most want to experience as a family in order to maximize the days and years they have before their kids are grown. She sees bucket lists as the answer.

"Bucket lists are about dreaming together and setting off on adventure," says Krupicka. "They're about who we are and who we want to become."

Krupicka had noticed how once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and super-sized goals had encouraged her family to rally together and support one another. And she also experienced how going after her own life longings helped her ease back on pressuring her kids to perform.

When she began talking about family bucket lists, lists of experiences parents and kids want to share before the kids are grown, moms and dads took notice.

But with research suggesting written goals provide 33% greater success[1], Krupicka also emphasizes the need for families to put their ideas to paper and regularly talk about them. Her workbook provides a framework for those family conversations.

Readers have seen the difference.

Says Sharla Fritz, "This past summer I put Lara Krupicka's Bucket List principles to work and ended up having one of the best seasons of my life. As I checked off completed projects, fun adventures, and precious family experiences, I realized...I did not end up with empty regret. Instead I had a season full of beautiful memories."

Lara Krupicka hopes more and more families will join the ranks of those being intentional about their Saturdays and summer vacations by documenting and enjoying a family bucket list tailored to their family's interests and character. Family Bucket Lists is a tool for them to create a more authentic and fulfilling list than they would come up with on their own.

About Family Bucket Lists (
Family Bucket Lists (Wordcrafter Communications, May 2013) offers a guided approach to planning bucket lists that take parents, kids, and families beyond stereotypical destinations and extravagant escapades. Learn how to create a personalized, meaningful list for the 18 years with children at home - and longer. Tips for troubleshooting a family list, along with suggestions on how to incorporate bucket lists into everyday family life, and ideas for commemorating accomplishments, make this a great companion for every family's adventures.

About Lara Krupicka
Lara Krupicka is a family bucket list advocate and parenting journalist with dozens of articles published online and in parenting magazines across North America. Lara is best known for her Bucket List Life Manifesto and Family Bucket Lists: Bring More Fun, Adventure and Camaraderie Into Every Day. She blogs at

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