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The Seven-Day Sprint

Oh my goodness...I am just thinking about the next couple of weeks in a panic. Some of you may be sharing the same thought: WHERE DID SUMMER GO??? Crazy mom that I am, I had this summer completely booked. I don't know what it was about last summer, but I feel like I got so much more done. This summer completely got away from me.
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Avoid the Summer Slide: Review Packets Worth Investing In

I spent quite a while this past month searching for a summer packet for the kids.  Now before you think I'm crazy, I don't make them do schoolwork all summer.  If you saw my last post, you know I love to fit in lots of fun.  But I also hate to think that my kids missed out on great learning opportunities and fell behind just because I decided to let them completely veg out over the summer.  Must be the importance of education that my grandma ingrained in my head. So finally I came across some great packets that I…

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Planning Summer: Theme Days

Not one of my parenting priorities, but just something fun: theme days.  Having theme days allows to do a variety of different things under a certain theme.  This keeps the kids busy and sometimes allows me to be more closely involved with their play.  Here are some of the theme days we have planned for this summer: First Day of Summer Party Construction Day Craft Day Yard Game Day Sports Day Splash Day Spa Day Last Day of Summer Party I always plan for plenty--that way, when I don't get to all of them, we still remember the ones we…

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Super Summer 2014 Is Almost Here!

Before I even knew it, June was upon me!  I always feel like I'm in a frenzy, trying to get things done.  Working.  Driving the kids.  Other work.  Soccer.  Cooking.  Cleaning.  Taking care of the kids.  More chores.  Groceries.  Working.  You know. So many of you have already entered the blissfulness of kids-are-home-for-the summer.  For some of you this might be wonderful.  For others, this may be terrifying.  I have a love-hate relationship with school summer vacation.  Yes, I love being able to do things with my family.  But I have to say I really DO NOT like to take…

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