News Flash! Summer is not over!
Free Printable Daily Agenda with Doodle Spot and Daily Meal Plan updated!
This printable to date has made my days more productive than ever in all my mom life and I am now sharing a Summer version of the printable for everyone to enjoy! I love the happy colors and am currently trying to implement more joyful colors throughout my home and wardrobe!
Here is how the Free Printable Daily Agenda Sheet works: [Read more...]
Be it a simple trip to the local park or a short road trip to the mountains or if you are lucky enough to live near the beach, take time this summer to get your children outside with mother nature. I imagine if your children have compiled a Summer Bucket List it is filled with trips to the museum, amusement parks, movies and other modern day entertainment wonders. And all of these things are awesome if you have the means to enjoy them.
But when I look back at my childhood my fondest memories are so simple and usually included the outdoors. Kite flying on windy days in Oklahoma, fishing with my dad in Arkansas, [Read more...]
I have a quite a few friends who have these enormous fancy buckets lists of dream trips, crazy physical feats, exotic food to eat and wine to taste. Heck, I even have a running list that I glance at from time to time in my planner called the Someday/Maybe list from my GTD practice. However, this summer I want to dive in and try to do more right here in my own backyard. I want to explore, create, plant, pamper and photograph every bit of life I can in the next couple of months. These months should be about spending more time with my sons and husband, but many times they are over ridden by too much work and too much wasted busy time ( Facebook,Twitter, and random puppy and kitten Youtube videos)
So today I am writing my summer bucket list. Last year I did something similar, but we travel so much that my own backyard got a bit neglected and I think I missed out on a lot of good life. I enjoy traveling but I also enjoy the town I live in and the people I meet.
Simple Daily Challenge: Write your very own summer bucket list just for you! And why not have the kids write one as well it will keep them busy while you enjoy your little dream session. Write down anything that comes to mind and don’t worry if it sounds crazy or out of reach. Dreaming is half the adventure!
Here is last summer post with a free printable bucket list for your convenience.
Now let’s get to work!
Do as many on the checklist as you can for 15 t0 30 minutes but you know the Momma Rule…. five minutes is better than zero minutes because even just five minutes will make great changes in our homes!
This is the last day of the Simply Super Summer Tidy Clean Home series! We will have another round of cleaning all around the house in two weeks. For the next two weeks we will be back to super simple challenges to keep the house up and will have a few taking care of mommy challenges because it is super hard to find mommy time when the kids are home from school
If you have not done so already get your summer plans down on the calendar. Do you need to sign up for any new activities? Is there some place you can go where you can take some time for YOU while your children are occupied? Is your library card in your wallet? Have you signed up for summer camp, looked for freebies stuff around town to do during the day, planned a mini-vacation, planned a home-vacation? There are so many things we can accomplish in summer break if we just make a plan. Write down all your wishes, your children’s wishes and heck maybe even the family -dog’s wishes. I would bet he or she would like to romp around the beach with the family in a puppy safe environment.
Simple, but a bit time consuming, yet, well worth the time to preserve your sanity this summer!
The sooner we make the plans, the more likely those plans will get completed when summer finally gets here. And because Spring start next week, it simply means summer is right around the corner. Wait? What are your plans for spring?
Mommacan.com will be doing a Spring Clean, Fling and Dream for 4 weeks in spring. I am super excited to organize four to five areas in my home and make them look their sunshiny best!
p.s. This year I am going to do my best to get my son in the Light Saber Training Camp, just the fact that there is such a camp makes me super curious and he really wants to work on his skills.
peace and popcorn,
School has been out now for three weeks and here is what we have accomplished so far.
1 family trip to see the Grandparents
4th of July Fireworks in Tahoe
2 Weeks of Veggie Bootcamp
Yes some of these overlap and yes, I am pretty happy with all the time I am spending hanging out with my little guy. But to be completely honest, as far as work goes, I am not getting anything accomplished.
Every summer I have such high expectations and every summer I barely make a dent in my Momma – TODO -list.
I am not saying that I get zilch accomplished, last summer I built a website to help Uganda, so its not like I am sitting on my behind eating chocolates and watching old movies.
But I am saying, it is not east maintaining a home, taking care of a child and trying to get stuff done for work and my volunteer jobs.
I searched good ol’ Google for some kind of miracles fix. And to be quite honest, I have completed the search on several occasions. All of the articles basically say the same thing.
So I am just wondering, if you are a working mom, stay at home mom, work at home mom or some kind of crazy mix like myself…….
When you do find time to work during summer break ? How do you manage to hold a conversation on the phone with a client with the constant interruptions?
I have come to the conclusion that there is not a permanent fix to this problem. Just an odd assortment of temporary bandaid fixes. Trying the work at home during summer break is like trying to thread a needle in a hurricane. You gotta really want to thread that needle and when you do it will probably just pop right back out again.
So share your thoughts if you don’t mind and tell me how do you do it?
Overwhelmed moms everywhere would love to hear something that was not cranked out by a bunch same old-same old writers.
What really works for you? I have a few tricks which I will share on the next office day, but I would love to have several tricks to get work done with the children home. If we all shared our tried and true tricks we all might actually gets something accomplished.
Please enter you tricks and tips below or email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the last week of school, almost every day,your child probably comes home with a backpack full of drawings, art work, random booklets filled with this and that and quite possibly a plant or some kind of modeling clay formations.
These are their treasures. And they can be as few as 15 or as many as 100, all of them precious and all of them space eaters. I am not going to say that this is clutter or trash, because it is not. But when you have more than one child it can become quite overwhelming.
I have been parenting for 25 years and these treasures are truly hard to part with, but when it starts to take over an entire closet you grow a thicker skin.
Why? Because you know that more will be coming down the line in a few months, not to mention the crafts that will be arrive from Vacation Bible School, Summer Art Classes and general art time at home.
It is summer mommas! Let’s make some memories! Look for a post one your very own Summer Bucket List soon.