Summer Fun: Make Homemade Popsicles

homemade popsicles ice pops

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

despicable me movie

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

celebrate banner

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

summer fun journals

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

summer to do list

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 […]

DIY on a Dime: Summer Fun

beach boys

Last night we took the kids to Pizza Port and then walked along the beach. It was a blazing hot day here, so it was really nice to cool off at the beach. Though they were fully dressed, FishBoys 8 and 10 had an absolute blast bodysurfing. It prompted me to ask WHY?!?! don’t  we do […]