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5 Ways Beat the Heat with Old Fashioned Fun

As we turn the corner on late July and welcome the hottest days our summer will likely offer, its time to beat the heat with some old fashioned fun.  By now, you’ve likely used up a number of your best ideas for summer fun and you might be finding yourself stressed at the prospect of facing hotter than comfortable days with seemingly nothing “fun” today.  But before you bang you head against the wall wondering >> Read More

The WAHM Summer Juggle ~ Time Saving Tips for Every Day

Today I’m sharing just a few time saving tips that I’ve discovered are really working for me when it comes to the Summer Juggle. When you work at home and you have the kids home its crazy because you never know exactly what might happened when it comes to wanting to indulge in that spur of the moment fun and be impulsive but knowing that you have a task list of things that you truly >> Read More

The WAHM Summer Juggle ~ Family Meals

  Today we are talking about family meals and the WAHM Summer Juggle.  I don’t know about you, but the last thing that I want to do is cook inside or out on the grill when its way too hot. If I happen to be out with the kids for activities or sports, its so easy, WAY to easy, to say “Let’s just hit the drive through and grab something on the way home.” Here >> Read More

The WAHM Summer Juggle ~ Household Chores

Household chores might just be the greatest WAHM summer juggle there is. I don’t know about you but I always look to the summer and think “Wow! It will be so much easier for us to get the busyness and the back end work of taking care of house done without having to keep up every weekend. Surely I’ve got 5 days with my kids home and we can get the chores done.” Except for >> Read More

The WAHM Summer Juggle ~ Balancing Work

Today we are talking about the WAHM summer juggle and how to balance work at home. For every working Mom I know who spends any time at all trying to make that juggle happen just as seamlessly as she might be able to do from her office, Summer is that big moment where the rubber meets the road as to whether or not you are really tuned into how that actually work out well. Over >> Read More

Get Organized for Summer {Schedule}

My summer schedule begins with planning ahead.  So I’m here to make sure you have everything you need to make that transition from full on school to days on end at home a seamless one and hopefully full of fun. This post is part of our 4 part series  helping busy Moms get ready for their kids to come home for summer break before…or just after it begins.  Even if your kids are still in school, the >> Read More

Get Organized for Summer {Paperwork}

Its time to get organized for summer!  I love this time of year ~ so much excitement for the freedom that only summer can bring and a welcome change in our schedules that includes sleeping in a bit later, staying up well past dark, and doing what we want to do instead of what our schedule requires we do.  However, I can’t stand the backpacks that come home at the end of the year.  A >> Read More

What I Learned {about work} on Summer Vacation

Working at home through summer vacation is hard. No matter what you do, how much support you have, how many camps and programs you can afford, or how flexible you might be, its hard to have your people home. Even when they are 18, can drive, are taller than you, and in so many ways both independent and self sufficient. This summer was even more unique as I spent most of it in a cast >> Read More

Summer Vacation and Your Personal Information

Friday the 13th seems like a great day to talk about travel safety and your personal finance.  After all, I can’t think of  a more superstitious day, full of Murphy’s Law coincidence and the certainty that something bad is going to happen.  But optimist that I am, with a little forethought and planning, your summer vacation doesn’t have to be unlucky at all.  Mid-July means summer is in full swing and for many families, now >> Read More

Childhood Memories of Summer Vacation

Summer is here and many Moms may find themselves wondering what to do for vacation.  For me, its memories of my own summers as a child that definitely impact how I view these 11 weeks and how we plan to spend them.  With three children who are active athletes, our summer calendar is actually full with something most every single day from now until the week of August 8th.  I’m really not joking.  So I >> Read More