7 Summer Camp Mistakes to Avoid
Mistake #1: Not getting buy-in from your kids early on. It sounds crazy, but I’m already working on next year’s summer camp schedule. It’s all very hypothetical right now, but each week (usually in the car) I talk to my girls about what they liked or didn’t like about the camp and what we might › Read more
5 Summer Survival Tips for Working Parents
How many summers do you have left with your kids while they’re still kids? 3? 2? When put into perspective, summer carries a lot of weight. But when you’re a working parent you tend to groan at all the how-to-keep-your-kids-busy-over-the-summer tips because your summer isn’t quite so carefree. To be honest, I find summer more › Read more
Gearing Up for Summer – Summer Learning
We’ve all been there, school has wrapped for the year and the kids just need a break. But before you know it, it’s a week before school starts and you’ve done absolutely nothing to prepare them for the new year. Oops… Here are a few resources that have worked for us in the past or that › Read more
Gearing Up for Summer – Packing
By the time school wraps up for the year I’m ready to throw in the towel when it comes to packing lunches and backpacks (or at least the part where I have to nag my kids to do it). But it’s a big part of summer camp, so I’m preparing stuff-wise, even if I’m not › Read more
Gearing Up For Summer – Outdoor Basics
I love that my kids spend the bulk of their summer outside, but that does require some additional preparation. Here’s my list of outdoor basics: (Disclaimer: The Amazon and Target links are affiliate links — thank you for helping to keep this site running!) 1) Hat For the past two years, my girls have worn a bucket-style › Read more
Gearing Up for Summer – Footwear Edition
Since the end of June is quickly approaching, I’ve started to cast an eye around the web for items we’ll surely need for camp season. The following is a list of items I’ve bookmarked for myself, and a few to keep in mind for your own summer camp preparations. (Disclaimer: The Amazon and Target links are › Read more
Summer Savvy: Sunscreen
As you’ve no doubt heard, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently came out with their 2016 Guide to Sunscreens. Armed with this new information, i took a trip to Target. Here’s some of what i found: • Goddess Garden – Ratings from 1-3 – Link • Coppertone – Ratings from 3-7 – Link Worth noting: We often used the Coppertone › Read more

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