Tag: Summer Camp

Pros and Cons of not sending your kids to camp

Pros and Cons of not sending your kids to camp
Due to traveling and the desire for lack of a schedule I decided not to send my kids to camp the first three weeks of summer. Since that possibly naive decision, I’ve realized that everybody in my suburb goes to camp. Never one into keeping up with everybody else I didn’t think it would be... Read more »

Mickey's Camp: Self Care and Helping Others

Mickey's Camp: Self Care and Helping Others
Self care and helping others are current important intentions of mine. Despite the moving boxes, I left them, the kids and the chaos for two unique days with my mother-in-law at Mickey’s Camp where I had the opportunity to focus on both intentions. Mickey’s Camp is a one-of-a-kind adult camp, giving busy adults the opportunity to... Read more »

My son is the only boy in his camp group

My son is the only boy in his camp group
The kids started camp this week. I’m already feeling guilty, as it seems every child around age ten are heading off to overnight camp this summer.  Looking at everyone’s Facebook send-offs gives me anxiety from simply considering sending my quirky bookworm away for an extended time. My boy loves theater and gained confidence and acting... Read more »
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Can Kids Bring Their Blanket To Overnight Camp?

Can Kids Bring Their Blanket To Overnight Camp?
Yesterday we took a family road trip to Wisconsin to visit an overnight camp.  Despite the fact that summer is seven months away; apparently now is the time to investigate and sign up for next summer. Luckily we had a beautiful fall day and enjoyed walking on top of the crunching leaves as we toured... Read more »

Should Summer Camp Sign Up Require a 4 a.m. Wakeup?

Should Summer Camp Sign Up Require a 4 a.m. Wakeup?
This morning my husband’s alarm began blasting NPR’s Oscar wrap up at 4:00. No, he wasn’t heading to the airport or an important business meeting.  He woke up to sign our 3 and 6 year old children up for Summer Camp at the YMCA. Of course I am beyond grateful for his willingness to be... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Watermelon, Tomato, Cucumber, Feta Salad

Meatless Monday: Watermelon, Tomato, Cucumber, Feta Salad
Every year we host a summer party and every year I have the same goal: to serve summery and easy to eat food that will appeal to kids and adults alike. To me, watermelon is the first food that pops into my head when I think summer.  I envision my 12 year old self, standing... Read more »
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The Potty Training Post

I hesitate to write this as I know if you are not knee deep in pee, poo and Pull-Ups that you could care less about potty training.  I’ve decided that hopefully some of you are going through this too and could give me a tip or at least motivate me to move forward with it.... Read more »