summertime activities

3 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer

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Make the Most of Summer Memories Quote on Facebook: Educators don’t have 3 months of summer vacation…they are in 3 months of recovery! What can you do to make sure that summer is a time of renewal not just more of the same frenetic, stressful school year pace. Here’s a tip: Make the most of…

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5 Ways to Create a Summer of Renewal

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Do this… Not this Does summer mean a time of renewal for you? How do you make that happen? Here’s how NOT to make it happen: Dive into the weeks ahead with no plan except to fill every moment with enriching activities.  Schedule back to back camps or sports activities for the kids. Volunteer for every…

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Creating Summertime Family Fun

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Personality Style Counts! Summer vacations are upon us! How do you plan your child’s activities for the summer? Is everyone off to camp or spending the day at the local pool? Are you visiting local parks or exploring a museum? The unstructured days of summer sound heavenly, but sometimes the end result falls short of the…

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Make summertime–reading time

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Make Reading a Summer Adventure Summer is here!   Planning to relax and chill out? Worried about keeping the kiddos entertained?  Afraid they will be brain-dead from too much screen time by the time school starts back? Summer is a great time to encourage kids to spend time reading. Not only is it entertaining but…

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How does your summer measure up?

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For many parents and teachers in the south, the summer is rapidly coming to a close and school will soon be starting.  This means that families are getting in those last minute vacations and activities.  Kids are counting the last days of freedom while many parents are counting the number of day until they are…

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4 Secrets to a Stress Free Family Vacation

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Family Fun or Family Frustration? (This is a re-post from March 2015) Anticipating your family vacation? Looking forward to unplugging and enjoying some time off? Keeping your fingers crossed that everyone will getting along? Worried that it will be exhausting instead of relaxing? Vacation Reality Family vacations aren’t always the stress-free family bonding time that you…

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