Ultimate Staycation Planner for Kids

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Summer is a great time to relax, enjoy some downtime, and have a whole lot of fun! Whether you’re going on a vacation or having a staycation at home, there are so many ways to help your family recharge and relax.

 A Staycation? Yep.

With a few hints, your kids will find ways to entertain themselves, especially if they are a little older. It’s important to remember that not every minute has to be filled with an organized craft or activity. Embrace the slower pace and help your children do the same.

Our family loves camping, nature hikes, swimming in the pool, and trips to the beach. You might enjoy these activities too!

Maybe there’s a lake nearby where you can cool off when it gets really hot. Getting outside and enjoying the fresh air is great for everyone. In Florida, it gets quite hot, so our kids enjoy playing outside in the mornings or after an early dinner.

More Staycation Tips

During the middle of the day, when it’s too hot to be outside, you can keep your kids busy with crafts, activities, and indoor adventures. This can help them avoid asking for electronics or watching movies all day long.

If your family allows screen time, you can motivate your kids (especially tweens and teens) by having them complete their chores or a list of activities first. Your list might include:

  • Chores
  • Outdoor time
  • Reading
  • Art or music
  • House or sewing projects
  • Crafts

If your kids complete the items on the list before asking for screen time or if you set a designated time for these activities, it cuts down on them asking you all day long. Even house or sewing projects can bring you closer together as a family.

So, make the most of your summer by balancing fun, relaxation, and a bit of learning. Enjoy the time together and create some wonderful memories! And get those summer memories planned with the Ultimate Staycation Planner for Kids.

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Free July Ultimate Checklists Planner

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July is such a busy and fun month full of Patriotic events, celebrations and just enjoying the hot summer months with friends and family. Let’s look at all the July fun activities and how to keep track of everything for your family.

What is there to do in July with your family?

The most patriotic American holiday is on July 4th ~ Independence Day. Many families will choose to have 4th of July picnics, take part in parades, and attend firework shows or concerts. You can have some great conversations with your family regarding our country and its history. You can discuss the constitution, what it means to be patriotic and gather together to pray for our country.

July is also one of the hottest months in the year for many areas. Even though it is hot, it seems to be a favorite month for picnics, backyard barbecues and get togethers. While you are spending a lot of time outdoors in the sun make sure that you keep cool.

Fun ideas for staying cool in July:

  • Visit a natural body of water in your area, like a lake, a beach, a spring, or a river. If you don’t have one near you consider making a long day trip or a short mini vacation.
  • Set up a sprinkler and let the kids run around and play in it.
  • Have a water party with water balloons, baby pools full of soapy bubbles, tarps with dish soap for a cheap slip and slide.
  • Make homemade popsicles or homemade ice cream. Homemade ice cream is a fun thing to do with your kids that will create some wonderful memories. (Hint: there is a free homemade ice cream recipe in this month’s Ultimate Checklist!)

How to keep track of all the summer fun events:

Our Ultimate Checklists is like a big family planner. It has so many amazing checklists, papers, worksheets, and brainstorming sheets to help you keep track of everything you need during the busy summer.

What is included in the July Ultimate Checklist?

This month’s checklist has everything you need to keep track of your summer fun. There are even planning sheets to get you to start thinking about the new school year. Even though we are in the middle of summer, a new homeschool year will creep up on us before we know it!

  • Checklists Guide – this is a breakdown on how to use the lists for the month, with suggestions to help you get started.
  • Objectives Worksheet
  • Weekly Planning Worksheet
  • Blank Printable July Calendar
  • Four square planner : Faith, Kids, Back to School, Household
  • Evaluation Weekly Worksheets
  • Motivational Posters and Scripture Posters
  • Printable July Checklist
  • July Holidays Printable Sheet
  • Independence Day Reflection Sheets
  • 4th of July Party Planner
  • Blank Party Planner for any Party
  • Fun Ideas for July
  • Printable Ice Cream Recipe with step-by-step instructions
  • Summer Reading List
  • Chore Schedule Blank Sheet
  • Quarterly Planning
  • Homeschool Weekly Planning Sheets
  • Meal Planning Helps and Suggestions

The directions on how to download the monthly checklist are sent out in each weekly ezine. The planner access information is always located at the bottom of each email. Make sure that you are signed up so that you don’t miss it.

If you are not signed up, you can sign up HERE as a subscriber.

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Summer Unplugged

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Summer UnpluggedSummer Unplugged

Podcast #52

It’s Summer time!! And it’s time to get unplugged!! Remember the lazy days of summer when you were a kid? Before the time of all the electronics and devices? Want to help your kids create some lasting memories? Help your kids unplug this summer! Listen in as we talk about a Summer unplugged.

Suzanne and Sharon reminisce about past childhood summers!  We take a walk down memory lane and look at some fun, old fashioned summer fun! There are many ways to have fun in the Summer outside and inside, for those rainy days!

We also look at some good summer reading books. Get outside and have enjoy your SUMMER UNPLUGGED!




Ways to get unplugged this Summer:

  • Ride bikes
  • Play board games
  • Make fresh squeezed lemonade.
  • Find old games that todays kids might not know – pick-up sticks, jacks, old card games.
  • Read some classic books on rainy days.
  • Make homemade ice cream!
  • Play with sidewalk chalk – hopscotch
  • Jump Rope
  • Take some beach days!
  • Catch fireflies
  • Find a family favorite movie and do a movie night.
  • Find a local drive-in theater
  • Explore your town parks
  • Go camping
  • Do backyard camping

Enjoy your summer – away from the electronic devices and make some great family memories. And don’t forget the SUNBLOCK!

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Surviving Summer with Ashley Smoot

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Well, it was the week of July 4th and summer is in full swing. Boat rides at the lake, sun in the fun at the pool, cookouts, and fireworks. What makes those events even more fun is one of your besties coming in town to celebrate with you. Ashley and I had a blast hanging out and we decided that we had some thoughts on surviving summer that we wanted to share!

1. Have a flexible routine. If you are like me, the strict schedule goes out the window the minute school is out. Well, let’s be honest, I am not a strict schedule kind of mom. However, we do have tighter routines in the school year, especially bedtime. With four teenagers and a tween at home, sleep is often overlooked in our home. I have to encourage my kids to keep on a decent routine or everyone will be walking around like zombies.

2. Don’t focus on the serious academics during the summer. Take this time to learn a new hobby together, Help your child learn about a topic they have been asking about, read fun books, draw/ paint. Enjoy the FUN in the summer!

3. Find time for YOU. Summer months are make alone time challenging. However, alone time is very needed for moms taking care of children all day. Hire a sitter, swap off with a friend, ask your hubby to help you… do whatever it takes to get a few minutes to yourself on a regular basis.

Have fun! Give your children (and yourself) permission to discover, explore and have a sense of wonder!!!

Find a way to #sayyes today.

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