summer

Our Vacation to Michigan

Slowly, I am getting back into some sort of a routine after being on vacation. It has been nice to take a blogging break  and not have to worry about getting a post written every day. I haven’t written a book review for a few weeks and I have enjoyed that break as well. But,…
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Time for a Summer Break

I had planned on taking a blogging break while we were on vacation this summer. But after reading THIS ARTICLE from Harleena Singh, I realized it is really OK to take a break…a real break. I really loved what Singh had to say about the importance of unplugging and really focusing time on my family.…
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Books I’m Taking Along on Vacation

I’ve decided which books I’m going to take along on our Summer Vacation.  I chose books that I have been anxious to read and not necessarily books I need to review or have a deadline for.  I don’t know if I will get to all 4 of these books, but that is my hope.  If…
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Vacation Snack Idea

Are you looking for an easy snack to make up for your next road trip or summer vacation?  These are simple to make up and get you about 20 bags of snacks to take along.  They are perfect for hiking, long car rides, a day at the pool, play dates, summer camps, and sporting events.…
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Orange You Glad It’s Summer Gift Idea

Orange You Glad It’s Summer For the last day of school, we gave Reagan’s 3rd grader teacher this fun gift.   You could change this to fit most anything like: Orange You Glad It’s Your Birthday? Orange You Glad It’s Spring/Fall? Orange You Glad I Love You? Orange You Glad We’re Friends? I had so…
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Summer Reading and Writing Opportunity for Kids from Wigu Books

“The more you read, the more things you will know,  the more you learn, the more places you will go.” Dr. Seuss Wigu Publishing is the publisher of those great children’s books, WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE….. that I keep raving about here on the blog.  They have introduced a Summer Reading…
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How to Have a Fun Summer with Your Kids

Summer will officially begin for our family in just 22 days.  Unfortunately, it won’t be a very relaxing summer for our family as the kids have baseball, camps, and even our oldest has a job. But, we will certainly make the most of every day we have.  This summer is a short one for us…
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Scenes From Our Summer – Final Edition

School Began today.  I officially have an 8th grader, a 7th grader and a 3rd grader. Two in Middle School. YIKES! I know we will have a busy year ahead, but I am so looking forward to each and every moment. – Reagan, Bennett and Patrick – This was the one summer all three kids…
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Scenes from Our Summer

Our summer is half over already.  It seems like we have barely started.  But the kids have been kept pretty busy with baseball, basketball camps, jump rope camp, show choir camp, discovery camp and swimming lessons.  They have also had some down time at the pool, jumping on the trampoline and of course, hanging out…
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Summer Planning Made Simple With The Confident Mom

This is the beginning of the last week of school for us.  Just 4 days left and frankly, I am freaking out.  I don’t have all the projects done that I wanted to accomplish during the school year.  I don’t have everything figured out for our summer yet. In years past, I had given the…
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Stacie's read-in-2022 book montage

Master Your Core: A Science-Based Guide to Achieve Peak Performance and Resilience to Injury
Hidden Figures
Personal Effects: What Recovering the Dead Teaches Me About Caring for the Living
Waiting for Tom Hanks
The Maid
The Other Black Girl
Anxious People
The Body
Great American Road Trips- National Parks: Discover insider tips, must see stops , nearby attractions  more
Apples Never Fall
Love & Saffron: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love
Love and Other Consolation Prizes
The Vanishing Half
How to Find Your Way Home
People We Meet on Vacation
Last Summer at the Golden Hotel
Wave
Dear Evan Hansen
The Unsinkable Greta James
The Road We Took


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