All Blog Posts Tagged 'camp' (28)

S'mores Recipe for Kids

Camping isn't on our list of trips for this year (maybe next year), but I still wanted to introduce my kids to one of the great camping experiences ever... S'mores! There's just something about the ooey, gooey, stickiness of the marshmallows and the sweet, smooth chocolate that is enough for me to deem camping as one adventure that everyone must try... at least once in their life. (Of course, there is the beauty of nature and all the creatures you may not normally see, but I'm speaking…


Added by Jazelle on September 10, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Mommy Camp Diaries:

 The summer has arrived, which means lots of camps for our little ones and that includes “Mommy Camp”.  What is “Mommy Camp” you ask?  It’s when your child does not attend a structured camp but instead hangs with you, Mom, a.k.a. the “Mommy Camp”…

Added by Ellie Hirsch on June 15, 2015 at 1:54pm — 1 Comment

I'm not a happy camper

When I was a Girl Scout, my parents let me go to camps over the summer. Lots of camps. There was day camp and teddy bear camp, dance camp and biking camp and more. And camping was fun: We earned badges, made s'mores, sang dirty songs, made new friends and slept in very nice tents.

But if someone would ask me…


Added by Lauren Markman on June 15, 2015 at 6:25am — 4 Comments

Tears at Camp…and Not From My Child:

Yes, I was that mom that could barely get enough strength to leave camp this morning and get on with my day.  The one who had tears in her eyes, the one whose heart you could hear pounding and the mom who looked sad and mournful.  I know what you are thinking.  How could I be mourning my new found freedom of having three kids in camp?  Why wasn’t I shouting “Hooray” and celebrating my day ahead sans kids?

smiley_crying Believe me when I…


Added by Ellie Hirsch on June 9, 2015 at 1:39pm — 1 Comment

Summer Fun as a Family

The taste of ice cold lemonade, the feeling of the cool grass between your toes, the sounds of children laughing, the smell of sunscreen and chlorine, and seeing your neighbors in their yards… ahh, summer time is finally here! It doesn’t matter your age or what your work schedule looks like, this time of year seems to bring out the fun in most of us. For our kids it is the break they have been looking forward to since New Year. For adults, it reminds us of our own youth and how carefree we…


Added by Stacy Hladek on July 8, 2014 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Go away so you can miss me

When I was little, my summers were filled with camp. Every spring, my Mom and I would go through the Girl Scout catalog of upcoming camps and choose the ones I would attend. The themes ran the gamut from Teddy Bear camp to Dance camp and to Bike and Boating camp. Here's the important part: All the camps were sleep-away and most were for at least a week.

And camping…


Added by Lauren Markman on June 25, 2014 at 6:51am — No Comments

Summer Camp Essentials

I cannot be the only one...who has mixed feelings about summer.  Those days of carefree hours in the sun or staying up late in the warm evenings are no more. Now my summer consist of scrambling to create a schedule for my six year old that will keep him occupied, well supervised, and allow me to keep my already very part-time, part-time job. All of this combined makes it difficult to love summer as much as I used to.


The best choice for our little family of three is summer…


Added by Janice Perry on May 2, 2014 at 11:39am — 1 Comment

Things I've Learned This Week


** Whoever sent the Polar Vortex an invitation to return is in need of a good ass kicking.

** If I wanted to live in Antarctica, I would've moved to Antarctica.…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 31, 2014 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** It's gotta be a scientific fact that kids are 10 times crazier in the summer.

** Kicking your own ass is harder than having someone else kick it for you.

** I'm not above napping in public.

** Someone needs to punch me the next time I decide that 4 weeks without summer camp is a good idea.

** Since we didn't win…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 9, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments

No Rest for the Weary

With summer camps ending, I have become the unofficial director of "Camp Mama", who's expected to have full-day schedules of wild and exciting adventures planned for each and every day.  Thus, my time for writing even something as small as a to-do list has become pretty much non-existent.  The following is what I…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 25, 2013 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Surprisingly, a quiet house kinda creeps me out.

** Mother Nature is a ruthless Bitch with a capital "B".

** "The Great Gatsby" was unfortunately not all that great.

** I would get lost inside a cardboard box.  (No, seriously, how do I get out of this thing?)

** Grown men fighting in a bar is the…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on May 27, 2013 at 2:43pm — 1 Comment

Things I've Learned This Week

** Judging from Beyonce, Manti T'eo, and Lance Armstrong, fake things apparently happen in threes.

** The media sure knows how to beat a news story to death.

** My ass is eternally grateful for the genius who invented seat heaters.

** Women supposedly look their ugliest at 3:30 PM on Wednesdays.

** The people who…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 25, 2013 at 10:05pm — 2 Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Projectile t.v. = yes!  Projectile vomit = not so much.

** I'd pretty much give my left arm for a nap.…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 11, 2013 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Look Out -- Dad's in Charge!!!

When I put my husband in charge of getting the kids somewhere, I can generally expect for at least a handful of important things to be completely forgotten.  Try as he might, he just doesn't run through any sort of mental checklist before he races out the door.  In fact, he's done this ever since the twins were little tiny babies, often leaving the house without so much as a…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 24, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments

Thank God for Summer Camp


I am more than grateful for the genius who came up with the idea for summer camp.  Cause if my kids didn't have somewhere to go each and every day?  They would surely have killed each other by now.  However, as much as I like the idea…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 19, 2012 at 11:39am — No Comments

Parenting Doesn't Always Feel Good...

Both my girls have their fair share of anxiety - I can be credited for passing that down to them, I guess. Neither one is worse than the other, and while their anxieties are similar, they're also pretty different and have to be handled differently.

Brooke is indecisive and has separational anxiety - she wants to spend the night with a friend, but then calls me at 10:30 not able to sleep, she invites friends over but decides later that she wishes they would leave. She wants to go to…


Added by Brandy Burke on June 30, 2012 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week

** Girls and drama go together like humidity and swass.

** Try as I may, I just don't have the moves like Jagger.

** It's best to look at the toilet seat before sitting down, at least in my house anyway.

** Clearly, my kids wait till I've just changed their sheets to pee the bed.

** Drinking cheap wine after having…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 29, 2012 at 2:05pm — No Comments

An Unexpected Sappy Post (You’ve Been Warned….)

So I got that old familiar pit in the bottom of my motherly stomach again yesterday.  It happened when I dropped my son off for his first day of Sports Camp.  Yes, it's that same ol' dreaded feeling I seem to get whenever I leave my timid little guy in a strange new environment.  You see, unlike his mama, he's quite the shy type, and it takes every bit of my willpower not to play the…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on June 19, 2012 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Things I've Learned This Week


** A healthy household makes for a happy mama.

** My kids are HUGE fans of "skip the shower" nights.

** If my purse contained as much money as it does crap, I would be a very rich lady.

** Asparagus = awesome.  Asparagus pee…


Added by Jennifer Marshall on February 3, 2012 at 10:37am — No Comments

Book Review: The Last Page in the Diary by Colleen L.Reece

I love reading books that can teach children valuable lessons.  The Last Page in the Diary is a great read for both adults and children.   It is a book that will help teach about the evils of prejudice.  Below is the review I have written of this timeless book.  …


Added by Nicole Weaver on December 28, 2011 at 4:32pm — No Comments

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