The school year begins soon but you can still have plenty of fun with your kids this summer! Especially with these ideas from Good Housekeeping.
Love these colorful red, white & blue craft ideas from Country Living. So easy to get the house ready for the 4th! Invite your firends over for a summer craft party & make enough decorations for everyone’s home!
MOM! I’m bored! How many times do you hear this over the summer? I would always tell our daughter that I wasn’t the entertainment director on the cruise & she should find something to do. Sometimes this worked however, there were times when I needed to come up with something for her to do.
Unfortunately, even the most creative mom runs out of ideas to keep the kids busy throughout the summer. That’s when the good people at BHG come to the rescue. This article offers tips to help you not only keep the kids busy but also stimulated mentally.
And remember, the days don’t need to be packed with Disney-like fun-filled activities. Sometimes, it’s fun to just turn on the hose & let the kids play. It’s always those simple things that make the best memories.
While you want to have a shopping schedule so you are sure to have everything you need on time, you can begin picking up supplies & other items throughout the summer. By purchasing necessities all summer long, you save yourself a huge one-time shopping bill!Continue reading “Kick Off Summer by Preparing for Back-to-School: #6 Shop As You go Along”
BTS shopping can be an ordeal when you do it alone. Add a couple of kids that hate trying on clothes, want to choose the shoes, backpack, whatever that they want no matter how unsuitable or expensive plus they just don’t want to be there & you have the formula for disaster. How many of these excursions have ended in shouting matches or tears, either them or YOU?Continue reading “Kick Off Summer by Preparing for Back-to-School: #5 Develop a Shopping Schedule”
It’s easy to overspend during BTS. Ever if you only buy the essentials, those items can run into a lot of money. You must sit down with your list & create a budget. Knowing ahead of time what BTS is going to cost prevents surprises.
Now that you have cleaned things out & organized what you keep, you should inventory what you have. Then you are ready to make a list of the items needed for the new school year.Continue reading “Kick Off Summer by Preparing for Back-to-School: #3 Make a List”
Have you ever prepared for back to school after a long summer, dug a backpack out from under a bed, only to find a 2 month old sandwich rotting on the bottom of the backpack? Do you spend the week or two before school starts trying to determine what clothes still fit, what shoes still have life left in them, what school supplies are hiding around your home? Have you ever spent a fortune on supplies only to find you still have items you can use at home? Not this year!Continue reading “Kick Off Summer by Preparing for Back-to-School: #2 Clean Out & Organize”
In this 6 part series, I show moms how to prepare for a summer that is low stress & high in enjoyment!
Using the word, S*U*M*M*E*R, I help you:
*Find time for yourself;
In the final part of the series, I explain why it’s important to slow down during the summer months & relax. Not every moment needs to be scheduled. Time to renew & recharge for the busy days of Autumn!
So let’s eliminate the guilt & prepare for a Fabulous summer!