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Summer Fun: DIY Fairy Wings

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Let your child’s imagination take flight with these simple DIY Fairy Wings from Life as MOM contributor Janel. photo: Janel Piersma Our family has been in transition for the last couple of months. We moved out of our rental home in Virginia, stayed with some friends for a few weeks, and are now living a […]

Summer Fun: Make Homemade Popsicles

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Homemade popsicles are easy to make, fun to eat, and so much better for you than commercial brands! This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Across the bulk of my parenting years, popsicles have been relegated […]

Summer Fun: Watch a Movie

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Make a memory and enjoy a movie together as a family. Here are some inexpensive ways to do it as well as a list of film recommendations. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. We are big […]

Summer Fun: Say Yes

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Say “yes” to your child’s request to play today. You’ll both have fun and redeem the days of summer. Summer is here. There are plenty of things to do on Pinterest. There are plenty of things to do in this book. There are plenty of things to do in the archives.  And, I do think […]

Summer Fun: Craft a Celebrate Banner

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Ready to celebrate the advent of summer? Print out this easy Celebrate banner craft and have a decoration to use all summer long. Summer is cause for celebration. It’s a time to scale back, not worry about signing homework folders or teaching math lessons, and relax. It’s time to say YES to your kids and […]

Summer Fun: Places to Go

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Be ready for summer days and the summer daze. Brainstorm a list of fun places to go with your kids. We’ve got a week and a half of school left. Then, I’m ready to switch gears and start our summer routine. We’ve got some fun things planned, including hanging out with our neighbors and getting […]

DIY on a Dime: Summer Fun Journal

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Record memories of the summer with this free printable summer fun journal. For years I’ve wanted to give my kids a journal/scrapbook experience over the summer. I had the idea that every day we could record the stuff we did and that at the end of the summer, we’d have a memory book to look […]

DIY on a Dime: The Summer To Do List

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Plan for summer fun now. Make a list and check it — at least twice. I have long been the fan of the summer to do list, aka summer bucket list. A friend hooked me onto the idea about ten years ago, and it’s been a summer tradition ever since. A glimpse at the lists […]