Planning for Our Summer Fun

summer daily checklist

Plan for summer fun with your kids and wile away the daze. This is our last week of school. I wish that I could say that we’re finishing strong. But, the truth is that the month of May just wiped me out. I had two out of town trips, two more than I normally have […]

Summer Fun for the Only Child


We’re planning for summer fun around here. Today Prerna shares how to enjoy the summer daze with an child. We’re enjoying full-blown summer days here in India and soon it will be that time when school shuts down and our daughter is at home. all day. alone. with us. Yes, we have an ‘only’ child […]

Finding Summer Fun on Pinterest

Summer Fun on pinterest

I know, I know. Summer is over a month away. But, the time will pass before we know it. And as JessieLeigh pointed out earlier today, let’s plan to have fun! Pinterest, while a potential time suck and a sometimes, not too realistic look at life, can also be a fabulous bookmarking site to help […]

Preparing For Summer Break

Summer vacation is fast approaching. Be ready! JessieLeigh shares some ways that she plans to have fun with her kids. It is May.  MAY.  I’m not entirely sure how that happened as it seems like I was just flipping the calendar to March the other day but, alas, May is, indeed, upon us.  If you […]

Plan + Ideas = 1 Fun Mom

dinosaur posters

My friend JessieLeigh has been a joy to watch this summer. She has been using the Summer Survival Guide to teach her kids about a wealth of topics and to have fun with them during their break from school. In her recent post, Setting Up Camp, JessieLeigh reveals what her process was for setting up […]

Eat Well & Spend Less in Summer


Grocery prices, they are a-rising. And if you’re not careful, the flood could overwhelm you. I remember four years ago when things started hiking up. We were deep in debt, and yet, somehow, we got out. But, I am determined not to get sucked under again. Particularly where food costs are concerned. Oh, no, I […]

Taking Freezer Meals on The Road (Eat Well, Spend Less)

The activity, hot weather, and entertainment factor of summertime can wreak havoc on one’s grocery budget. How can summer fun affect your food costs? In summertime we venture out and about more often; we have more random schedules than the rest of the year; we tend to avoid hot kitchens and want someone else to […]

3 Things You Need for a Great Family Picnic

family picnic

With longer days and better weather, summertime is ideal for a picnic with the family. It doesn’t need to be complicated, but there are several things that you can do in advance to set yourself up for success and make things easier. When something is easy to do, we do it more often. And frequent […]