Summer is just different. Even before I had Tiny, the pace of my office changed, our Bible study routine changed, local businesses had different sales, and our friends lived totally different lives. We’re conditioned to make summer count from our earliest years and, even if you don’t have kids, I think there is still some pressure to make summer special.
With kids, though, summer schedule is a reality. Summer can be hard and it wreak havoc on our already fragile mom brains! Our schedule is just so busy this summer. I’ve barely been able to keep up with my contracts on the days I have childcare, let alone the remodel/home improvement projects, and Tiny’s activities. And it’s only going to get busier once her summer program ends at the end of the month.
That being said, even with all my planning skills, my goal setting sessions, and my content calendar, I’ve not been able to keep up with writing this summer. I’ve decided to take a break, enjoy summer with my family, and be a present parent. I’ll be back in September refreshed and armed with new content and ideas.
If you’re in the same boat as me, here are some of the resources I used last summer when I Tiny’s former preschool closed with 24 hour notice. They are really useful!
- “A Real Mom’s Guide to Surviving Summer” by Perfection Pending
- “Fun Ideas for Surviving the Summer” by Uplifting Mayhem
- “7 Ways to Survive Summer With Kids” by HuffPost3
- “Enjoy Summer Break Without Losing Your Ever-Lovin’ Mind” by Messy Motherhood
- “Secrets to Surviving Summer Break Without Help” by Momtastic
- “A Mom’s Guide to Surviving the Summer with Kids” by The Intentional Mom
- “Surviving Summer with the Kids” by The Multitasking Mom
And don’t forget to check my post about weekly theme ideas. Some of my favorite activity sites are listed as well as a couple of my favorite themes for you to choose from.