Every year, as my children get older I plan for Back to School earlier and earlier. This year, I have created a Back to School bookmark on my tablet to include an array of subjects and food is a top priority. This year, I plan not to be stumped by dinner, so this Momma is getting prepared. I found these crockpot recipes on BlogHer and they look yummy! Thanks “A Cedar Spoon” blog for this great list, 35 Back to School Crockpot Recipes. Added to the list, now onto the next Back to School item, book bags! 🙂
Have you started to plan for Back to School? – Cute Beltz
I love the 4th of July, most of all I love fireworks. As a child, growing up in Detroit we always had the best shows and to date they are still awesome! As a New Yorker for the last 14 years, I look forward to the Macy’s Fireworks and all the festivities in NYC. Here are some of the holiday happenings via Red Tricycle. Enjoy!
I am a working mother, so I do not have the luxury of taking the summer off and frolic at the beach! So, when my children are out of school I have to plan accordingly. I have found that it is great to have grandparents, friends and summer camp!
Things to Do With the Kids in the Summer
If you are fortunate enough to have parents that are giddy about spending the summer with their grandchildren, by all means ship them off! I am fortunate to have a mom, who has finally decided to retire (we will see how long that last) that LOVES her grandchildren to pieces, so it is no problem to send them to stay with her for a few weeks. Over the years, as my children get older it is has been a true blessing. Momma’s need breaks too!
Do you have friends that will pick up your kids and keep them??? My friends who have the summer off have always been a huge help. With many of my friends, they are like “family” so, it’s always been easy. Now, I don’t dump my kids with them all the time that just wouldn’t be right! BUT, if they are willing, I’m not turning them down. Hey, it is always great to have a friend that is willing to scoop your kids up for the day.
Camps are AWESOME!! In my town we have great camps and fortunately they are economical family friendly, at the moment. I know as time goes on, my children will want to participate in more specialized camps, but until then, off to the town camp they go!
So, what’s your plan for the summer? Grandparents house, dependable friends, camp or a combination of all three?
This year our summer life is a combination of all three, grandma, friends and camp. So, here’s to another working mom’s awesome summer adventure!
My summer is coming together and I am happy to add free summer children’s movies to my agenda. If you are lucky enough to have one of these movie theaters in your area, add them to the list of activities you have planned for the kids. It will be a great way to spend the day at a bargain.
Intrepid Summer Movie Series – This one is for my New Yorkers or anyone visiting this summer. Doors open at 7:30pm and the film begins at sunset, weather permitting. Space is limited. Seating is on a first come, first served basis, and there is no admission after 8:30pm.
These are just a few awesome summer movie deals. Checkout your local area for other participating theaters.