I think my girls and I took advantage of all summer had to offer, having fun while taking it easy all at the same time. I’m especially happy, however, about all of the things we DIDN’T do.… Read More Things I Didn’t Do This Summer
As I think about the things we have not done yet this summer or things we have started but not finished (like redoing the girls’ bedrooms or figuring out what to do with the crocked path on the side of our house)… the end of summer blues set in, and I realize I have two weeks to left to finish my summer bucket list. Not happening.… Read More A Mom’s Summer To-Do List
This summer we are doing, well, not much. We really have nothing to do. Literally. And IT IS GLORIOUS.… Read More A Summer of Nothing
Awhile back, inspired by both blogger Elise and this book, I decided to try a spontaneous “Yes Day” here and there with my boys. I was nervous at first to see what their requests would be, but overall, they’ve been really reasonable and pretty darn adorable. Past Yes Days have included cupcakes for breakfast, a… Read More Another “Yes Day” full of fun
My summer plans with my children have pretty much always involved free or nearly free local day tips. This summer, though, our sons are 5 and 7, and we decided to try something we’ve never done before. My children love the beach more than anything. We sprang for a CT State Parks pass this year… Read More Our Review: Family Day Trip to Ocean Beach Park
School got out really early this year in our district, and since I’m a teacher, I’m home nearly 24/7 with my kiddos during these months. Camps are not cheap, so we have opted to attend “Camp Mom” all summer, as I’m calling it, where I plan activities for us all each day. Here in week three, the “newness”… Read More MORE Sensory Play Fun…this time, for older kids!
Summer is here!! Anyone who knows me knows that I am huge summer enthusiast. It helps that I work a teacher’s schedule so I am work-free for the summer but even before I was blessed with summers off I still loved summer. I come alive with the warmth, the sun, and the freedom from… Read More Easy Ways to Have Some Summer Fun
Two years ago, CTWM blogger Elise blogged about having a “Yes Day” with her son, a special day where she said “yes” to his requests, no matter how crazy they sounded. It planted a seed in my mind of something I’d like to try when my sons were older, but like so many other ideas… Read More Celebrating Summer with a YES Day!
I am a speech-language pathologist and I work for a public school district so I get to enjoy my summers off from work with my children. This is a wonderful gift and I love the lazy time I get to spend with my kids…usually. While I get extremely annoyed when I hear people say things… Read More Summer Fun with the Kids…The Reality
It’s officially summer! The school year has come to a close and there are a lot more opportunities for the kiddos to move it on outside to play. In addition to having fun in the sun with sprinklers, pools, bikes (and so on and so forth), outdoor games always provide a great source of entertainment. However, you can end up spending… Read More Thrifty Thursday: DIY Outdoor Games