My son has caught me in a technicality.
The problem is that I told him camp lasted all summer but he knows that summer lasts through most of September. I failed to tell him the difference between "school summer" and "seasonal summer."…
Added by Lauren Markman on September 5, 2016 at 7:32am — No Comments
Running out of ways to keep your littles busy in the summer? Look no further! We have plenty of cheap or free ideas ready for you! From science activities to nature learning or just plain fun - we have ideas that should work for nearly everyone!
Added by Jessica on August 31, 2016 at 10:17am — No Comments
When I was a little girl, I went to Girl Scout camp. I loved it all. I loved the time we spent in the pool every day, that we went canoeing, that we sang songs around the bonfire and sleeping in the tents in the woods.…Continue
Kids of all ages look forward to the warm summer months. What's not to love about being out of school and spending lots of time outside? Whether it’s swimming in a lake or the backyard pool, hiking through the woods, bike riding, playing in the sprinklers or…Continue
Added by Cheryl Bills on June 21, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments
5-Ingredient Tomato & Cucumber Summer Salad
2-3 Whole – Roma Tomatoes
2 Whole – English Cucumbers
1/4 Cup – Miracle…Continue
Added by Alea Frankwick on June 21, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments
One thing that I really do miss when the winter comes around....is the summer ;) We have very hot…Continue
Added by Christina D on October 15, 2015 at 4:01pm — No Comments
Labor Day will unofficially mark the end of summer. If you’re like me, you might be surprised it’s almost September! But although fall is coming, here are 5 Labor Day activities for a little bit more summer fun!
What is Labor Day? Exactly what it sounds like. It is a day to…Continue
Added by Jennifer Stauffer on September 3, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
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 D 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