No Bored Kids – The Summer Edition

Water Table

Looking for some activities to do with your kids on this bright summer day? Try one of these: Make some DIY backyard toys.

What’s in the Produce Box?

zucchini and summer squash

Do you get a weekly produce box? If so, you might find yourself lacking for ideas and creativity. You want to use up all that great yummy produce, but how? Get fresh inspiration from this week’s What’s in the Produce Box: a real live look at dealing with that CSA share. Here’s what came in this […]

Summer Fun: Watch a 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

balloon play

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 […]

Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #13: The Staycation Plan

Tomato soup

Looking for an easy week of meals? This kid-friendly, very DIY menu plan will help you pull it off. Summer vacation is in gear for many of us. That means that while we might not necessarily be “on vacation”, we are, indeed, in a different  mode of operation than we normally are. Routines are adjusted, […]

Summer School, yes, Really.

reading 2

We finished school on Thursday of last week. We’ve been playing ever since. We’ve had house guests, two days at the beach, two birthdays, and a lot of fun in the last six days. We’re going to play, play, play, but we’re also going to keep on trucking. We’re doing summer school this year. I’m […]

Why I’m Not Striving for Balance This Summer

kids sand pit

Wondering how to get it all together this summer? Life as MOM contributor Prerna, offers a much-needed reality check. defines ‘balance’ as: Verb Keep or put (something) in a steady position so that it does not fall While being balanced is something I pride myself on and lay great emphasis on, during the lazy, […]

5 Places to Look for Summer Enrichment


Keep your kids skills sharp and their minds and bodies engaged over the summer. Life as MOM contributor, Jessie Leigh suggests five great places to look for summer enrichment. Summer break is upon us! Or, at the very least, it’s right around the corner. No more rushing to catch the bus and struggling to juggle […]