“All Your Back to School Needs.” NOOOOOOO!
It’s invaded your inbox too hasn’t it? And your sidewalk mailbox? And your newsfeed?
-School supply lists
-Tartan romper discounts
-Peter Pan collars consigned
While it’s easy to get caught up in your parenting commitments, sometimes the best thing you can do for your children is get a babysitter and head out for a night, just the two of you. Remember you were together before you had kids. And it might feel long right now, but your parenting years will end at 18 ,and you’ll still be doing life with your spouse.
Working on your marriage is a fun and worthwhile project. Here are a few date night ideas to take the guesswork out of making time together.
5:51 fill up my water bottle and head for the gym. I want my kids to know that moms are healthy too. This is my me time for the day.
Do you remember the homemade ice cream your grandmother churned every summer? What about her famous cookies she had just pulled from the oven, knowing you were about to arrive?
Food is so much more than sustenance for our bodies. Food is memories. Food is gathering. Food is tradition. Food is legacy passed on to tomorrow’s generations.
While we usually think of the holidays as the time for remembered recipes, the summer season has dishes of its own.
They don’t have to though! If your kids are announcing the age-old complaint, “Mom, I’m bored,” here’s an easy answer.
Make your summer worth it. We love this idea from Thirty Handmade Days. She suggests splitting up your summer hours into these categories:
Women love to shop. But more than that women need a reliable brand to depend on, the most value for their money, and a community of other shoppers to join.
Sure there are likely times when you wish the effort was different or maybe more. But June 18 is the day to celebrate the gigantic role our children’s father plays in their lives. The burden that dads carry is a big one. Don’t let the weekend pass without you and your children saying THANK YOU to their dad.
The getaway doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Some families love the beach. Others hit up national parks around the country. Even a visit to an out of state relative’s home is a great way to get away together as a family.
18 sounded plenty. Too many even that year when the diaper pail stunk all day, that year empty sippy cups were regularly launched from the backseat, that year when “why?” was the only word she knew.
But here you are, this year. And they’re over.
He doesn’t need you to tie his shoe anymore; she doesn’t need her hair braided into two tight pigtails. He doesn’t need his blankie; she doesn’t need a bedtime story.