Tag: summer

Margaritas by the Pool

I don’t remember my own mother wading in the pool with me when I was young.  I remember swimming from sun up to sun down most summer days and playing marco polo, fishy-fishy-out-of-water and chicken.  I remember having the time of my life, but it was mostly just with my sisters, friends and cousins. I don’t

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Summer Traditions

I seriously can’t believe summer is already back. It seems like we blinked, and suddenly the school year is ending and my “babies” are entering kindergarten and second grade. Now that the kids are older, summer is more precious. It’s becoming clear that the years of childhood are very short, and time moves so quickly. We

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Ice Cream. You Scream. And I’m not giving it up…

In honor of back to school week, we have been taking our girls out for ice cream EVERY SINGLE NIGHT FOR SEVEN DAYS STRAIGHT. Yes, you heard correctly. Part of it is not wanting summer to end, and enjoying every last minute of it, and part of it is because, well, I really like ice

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Tips for Sending Your Kid to Sleepaway Camp

It usually begins around Memorial Day.  My Facebook feed starts filling up with articles touting the benefits of a ’70’s-style “free-range” summer for kids.  Remember those? Out from dawn to dusk, pick-up sports games and hide and seek in the dark, riding in the “way-back” of the station wagon-without seat belts. Good times, for sure!

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