Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Summer is here...what to do, what to do?

If your summer hasn't started yet, by the end of the week it will. Summertime conjures up so many emotions, different for many people. A time to leave the structure of the school year and play a bit more. A time to swim daily, let the kids play outside until the last possible moment and then go to bed a bit later to catch the last inning of the 'Stros game. For some, summer means 2+ months of endless opportunites. For others...60+ days of your kids asking you, "What are we doing today, Mom?".

A sweet friend of mine, Christina Flanigan, has created a wonderful resource to answer that exact question and so many more. For several summers, she has created this amazing list detailing where kids eat free, what churches in the area are offering VBS, summer camps and even suggestions for area doctors. Her new site launched yesterday and it is a blessing!

This list is a great springboard to get your summer started. And if the reality of having your kids home every day from 8-4 is new territory, consider reading Gary Chapman's The Five Love Languages of Children. It is on my list of summer reads!

My prayer is that we will all take advantage of the next months to 'be all there' with our kids, learn more about them and make some memories along the way.


Nancy Mon said...

Can I just tell you how excited I am at this news? If you need help I will attempt to help with my limited knowledge. Of course you can link my blog to yours and I will do the same.


nancy said...

I'm so happy! Congratulations on your new blog - I look forward to keeping up with our favorite Mounces this way! love you.

Kelly Marler said...

Hey!! I love it!! This summer will be great!! Cannot wait to see all the fun activities our families will do. Thanks for being my accountability partner, in many areas of life....and for being "My Friend". KM

DACK said...

It looks great! Can't wait to see what's happening this summer and get some great ideas!

Michele H. said...

I'm so excited you decided to do this! I miss catching up with you each week, laughing and getting all the latest scoop. I will definitely be checking in! Thanks for sharing!


Ali said...

welcome to blogland!

I like the idea that if I send my kids to you in America, could you feed them for free and the send them home again?? ;-p

My daughter wants to go to texas anyway .....

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the blogosphere! Glad you are here!

AprilB said...


Looks great.

Great info also!


Sam McClure said...

Laurie! I am so excited that you are blogging! I was so blessed to see you last week!