30 Summer Activities to Promote Kindergarten Readiness

Do you have a child heading off to Kindergarten this fall? Life as MOM contributor Jessie Leigh has some fantastic and fun tips for encouraging kindergarten readiness this summer. This fall, I will send my third child off to kindergarten. This is not my first time down this road, obviously, but I still learn new […]

It’s Okay NOT to Have a Summer To-do or Bucket List

Some summers call for structure. Others call for something different. Life as MOM Contributor Prerna shows us a different way to plan the summer. Summer. Ahh, the sweetness. There’s something about the warmth of the sun, the flowers blooming out in the gardens and on the trees, the sounds of kids laughing as they play […]

30 Things That Are FREE and FUN to Do Any Time of the Year

Girls just wanna have fun, right? Try these tips from Life as MOM contributor Prerna to enjoy free fun for summer or anytime of the year. Some are for the whole fam, but some are just for you, Mama. With summer in full swing here in India, I am putting together an idea file of […]

9 Things Your Kids Will Love to Do

Gear up for fun with these nine activities kids are sure to love. As summer vacation approaches, my 18-year old me tends to think of lazy days by the pool, sleeping in, and otherwise relaxing in every way I know how. 42-year old me knows that those ideas are clearly not for my season of […]

5 Cheap & Easy Ways to Get Ready for Summer

Planning a great summer doesn’t take a lot of money. Consider these ideas for frugal summer fun. Summer is just around the bend. For us that means a lighter school load. We still do math and literature through the summer, but we go a little more relaxed about it. For other families, kids are home […]

Summer Fun: Make “Perfume”

Let your children create their own “perfume” from fresh flowers this summer. Life as MOM contributor Janel will show you how her girls do it. All Photos: Janel Piersma When we first arrived back in California for our summer of house-sitting, we stayed at the home of some dear friends in the charming little town […]

FREE Printable Summer Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts can be a ton of fun for kids. Remember the days of running through the neighborhood, asking folks if you could have a shoe or a paperclip, in the hopes that your team would win the scavenger hunt? I’ve created a short but sweet scavenger hunt list that you can print off and […]

Enjoy Blueberries with Sal

Enjoy blueberries and the classic book Blueberries with Sal with your little ones this summer. Summer is the perfect time to go berry picking. Strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries are all in season somewhere in the country. A perfect accompaniment to the berry picking is a reading of Blueberries with Sal by Robert McCloskey and a few “extension” […]