Simply spectacular summers when you’re a work-at-home mom

Every year around this time I start to see posts about embracing summer, making it magical for your kids, saying yes, and so on. And every year I'm torn between rebellion and guilt. It's not that I disagree with this in principle (although I think our kids have a pretty magical life in general and…

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Our 2014 {Simple} Summer Bucket List

For the past 3 years, I've created a new list of 101 summer activities each year to help inspire your summer plans. While I love being inspired by the ideas on those lists, I figure 303 ideas is enough for you to choose from without me scouring Pinterest for another whole new set this year!…

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DIY Summer Memory Wall for Kids
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DIY Summer Memory Wall for Kids

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: Summer seems to be flying by and it is hard to keep track of all of the adventures that we are having. Kids seem to quickly forget all of the exciting things they've done (and so do adults), so we decided to create a memory wall.…

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EWG's 2013 Guide to Safer Sunscreens and Sun Safety

In addition to the annual Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen produce guide, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) also issues an annual sunscreen guide, and this year's updated guide is now available! While the importance of sunscreen is stressed every day and from a variety of sources, there are also underlying dangers in some of the…

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101 Ways to Embrace Summer {The 2013 List}
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101 Ways to Embrace Summer {The 2013 List}

For the past two years, I've had fun compiling and sharing a list of fun, memorable summer activities for the family. We rarely make even a small dent in these lists during the summer, but putting it together always inspires me to be more intentional about our time and to look for ways to embrace…

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Get Ready for Summer with This Week’s $7.40 Bundle! {BundleoftheWeek.com}

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and this week's bundle is packed full of inspiration for delicious food, fun activities and more to help you make this the best summer yet! You'll find tips for planning a summer of fun without losing your sanity, daily activities for kids of all ages, recipes to…

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10 Ways to Create a Beautiful Summer Porch

The following post is from Lisa of The Pennington Point: Ahhhh....summer is right around the corner.  Outdoor grilling, swimming, heat, relaxing as a family.  These are staples of summer in our family. One thing I love is to sit outside with the family and hang out.  In my mind, I can see Sheriff Taylor and…

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How to Have a Chilled Out Summer Routine & Make Working from Home Easy

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: Ahh.. the summer! We look forward to it and yet we dread it. We want the season to be filled with fun for the kids, but we also know that we need to get work done in the midst of it all. How does one…

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Make This Year the Best Summer Ever with the 2013 Summer Survival Calendar

Can you believe summer is almost here? With June right around the corner, Pinterest and the blogosphere are buzzing with with summer activities and recipes! The problem isn't finding inspiration but figuring out which activities you want to do with your kids and what materials you'll need to make it happen. We've found that our…

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Make Stick Journals for Summer Fun
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Make Stick Journals for Summer Fun

The following post is from Kristina of Toddler Approved: Back when I was a full-time teacher I taught in the Writing/Arts Lab Summer School program in our school district each summer. The first day of school was always filled with get-to-know-you activities and stick journal making. It was always a favorite activity because it involved…

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