Monday morning, my Facebook feed was filled with proud parents as their children started their first day of school. By 2pm, those enthusiastic statuses looked a little uglier, grimmer, and much more stress filled. A new school year involves lots of moving parts, but what are some of the ways you and your family can make back-to-school an organized…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on August 31, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments
It's like, really, uncomfortably hot outside right now. It's the kind of hot that the pool can't even touch.
It's the kind of hot that makes me think of.... watermelon, limes, ice cold lemonade, shaved ice and pinto beans.…
Added by Gabby Kempton on August 17, 2015 at 9:07pm — No Comments
My girlfriends and I decided to have a summer picnic with our kiddos at one of the most iconic spots in San Francisco. Check out our day on my blog.
Added by Samantha Du Quan on August 9, 2015 at 1:53am — No Comments
Every summer morning, my brother and I would look at the thermometer near the kitchen door. If the thermometer said it was 74 degrees outside, then we were allowed to wear shorts. It was a big deal.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 29, 2015 at 6:24am — No Comments
I walked into a store today to pick up a picture frame and other nicknacks. After gathering my items and getting in line, an older lady looked down at my children (who were bouncing around like a couple of sugar-high human jumping jacks) and said, “I have two just like that. Well, my son has two just like that. I really think they should just have school all year round. Being out for the summer…Continue
Added by Jazelle on July 28, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
I made this choice a few years ago when more than one person in my family developed skin cancer and I started doing…Continue
Added by Christina Dozier on July 15, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
This year I am helping to organize our class reunion. Anyone who has done this can attest to the amount of work it takes (not to mention time, money, and energy). One of the easiest parts for us was coming up with a theme. Since we scheduled it for late summer we knew we wanted a more casual and fun theme so we decided on a luau BBQ.
While we have done electronic invitations already, some of our classmates expressed that they would like to receive paper…Continue
What else is open year round, lets the kids tire themselves out and is totally FREE? Kids get to run wild, make friends and get a feeling of independence. Meanwhile they're oblivious to the fact that we're actually watching their every move. After all, for a semi helicopter mom like me, who used to…Continue
Added by Ronda on June 21, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments
When weighing the pros and cons of yet another costly summer activity, we as adults tend to focus on the mature things. How much is this gonna cost? Can I get the time off work? Is it educational for the kids? Will this provide too much structure, not enough structure, build relationships, promote independence, increase physical exercise, allow for creativity, encourage teamwork, stimulate without over-stimulating, etc., etc., etc.
But, what if we…Continue
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…
Believe me when I…
Ahhh...wish this was me right now but in a couple of days it will be!
How about a giveaway to celebrate the long-awaited arrival of SUMMER??? For the chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card, …
** I'm not buying whatever Mother Nature is selling.
** My transformation from human to crocodile is nearly complete,…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on January 9, 2015 at 3:45pm — No Comments
** I've seen no less than 14,789 people dump ice over their heads throughout the past few days.
** Being the adult is often times way harder than being the kid.
Added by Jennifer Marshall on August 22, 2014 at 5:39pm — No Comments
** A backyard campout for the kids is so much more fun when it’s in someone else’sbackyard.
** Facebook should really be called…
Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 26, 2014 at 12:39am — No Comments
There is no feeling quite like the sun warming your face on that very first summer day. It reminds us of picnics, bar-b-ques, and time with friends and family at a beach or lake. But, while you’re enjoying the great outdoors, the sun is causing damage to your skin.
We all know that overexposure…Continue
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** It's evidently mating season for a-holes.
** If I never go to the U.S. Post Office again, it'll be too soon.
** Summer needs to just…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 19, 2014 at 12:24am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Stacy Hladek on July 8, 2014 at 4:32pm — No Comments
** June somehow pulled a giant disappearing act on us.
** The more laundry I have to fold, the more I dream about becoming a nudist…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on July 4, 2014 at 8:04pm — No Comments
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.
Added by Lauren Markman on June 25, 2014 at 6:51am — No Comments