One of my favorite Summer Reading Programs is through Barnes and Noble. The program is for children in grades 1-6 and is a wonderful time to encourage your children to read to earn the reward of a FREE book.
This has been a consistent summer event for my children which they have enjoyed over the years. Sadly, my oldest will age out this year so although it is bitter-sweet, we are very happy with the selections of books we have been rewarded with throughout the years.
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Every year my family along with my mother, sister and her family, my brother and his family plan a vacation together. It is the only time our schedules jive. This year, we started planning late, it’s between Florida and Arizona. I really don’t care where we go as long as it’s hot. This winter has done me in!!!!!!!
How far in advance do you start planning for summer travel? Where are you going this summer? Will it be your first visit or is this an annual trip?
A totally AWESOME campaign from the Kid President. He is on a mission to help feed children this summer, who unfortunately are going hungry. So, let’s do our part!! Watch, like or share this video to help feed a hungry child this summer.
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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!