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Ideas for Summer Fun {Summer Camp at Home Series}

June 12, 2013
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Whether you are running a “summer camp at home” as I am doing, or you are just looking at long stretches of summer afternoons ahead of you and are in need of ideas on how to fill them up- we could all use a go-to list of activities to help keep our kids busy while […]

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How To Have Summer Camp At Home!

May 29, 2013
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For the past 5+ years now, I’ve been holding our own “summer camp at home” that I like to call “Camp Rowley”. Now there’s a few reasons why we take this approach…. for one thing- it would be quite expensive to send 6 kids to summer camp. Any summer camp- even the local town camp […]

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10 Ways to Make This Your Best Summer With Your Family EVER!

June 4, 2012
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How are we going to make this the summer that you’ve always envisioned? The one where the kids aren’t bored, and you are relaxed and actually enjoy the extra time that you get to spend with them? How do you make summer fun for the kids, and for you too? Well… with a PLAN silly! […]

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It’s Time to Plan for…..Summer Camp at Home!

May 31, 2012
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We made the decision several years ago that we would spend our summers together as a family, and not send our kids to day camps. Mainly it was because we didn’t want to have to adhere to a set schedule of having to get out of the house by a certain time each morning, after […]

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Summer Camp at Home- Final Set up Tips & Creating a “Gratitude Wall”

June 3, 2011
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Okay- so we’re just about ready to start our summer camp at home!  Woo Hoo!  But I have a few last tips to share with you first: Assemble Supplies for Arts & Crafts Yes, we know that I am all about “planning ahead”…..  but I promise you that it is so much easier to shop […]

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Summer Camp At Home- Setting Up the Garage for Maximum Fun!

May 31, 2011
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Many people are under the misguided idea that garages are meant as storage homes for your cars…..  ha ha ha!  While it’s true that in the winter we manage to clear out enough space to squeeze in my hubby’s SUV, once summer rolls around, that vehicle makes its overnight home in the driveway so that […]

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Summer Camp At Home- How Are You Going to “Do It All”?

May 27, 2011
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I think one of the biggest issues that Moms have in the summer when they are trying to spend more time playing with their kids, is managing everything else that needs to get done- such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, and exercising.  Not to mention finding the time to do the things that Moms want to […]

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Summer Camp at Home- Keeping Up with the Academics

May 26, 2011
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Summertime fun?  We will have that covered with a calendar chock-full of activities, crafts, and field trips.  But it is also important to regularly review what was covered during the school year too- so as to avoid the dreaded “summer slide”.  To that end, I develop a weekly homework checklist and I devise a reward […]

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Summer Camp At Home- Set Some Goals for the Kids

May 25, 2011
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As part of our summer camp at home, we like to set some fun summer goals for and with the kids. Summer goals give your kids something to reach for over the summer….  and can create a real sense of accomplishment- for them and for you!  Here are some summer goals for kids that we […]

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Planning For Your Summer Camp At Home

May 24, 2011
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I have spent the last two weeks gathering together my ideas and sorting through them to decide which ones will “make the cut” for our summer camp at home program. Throughout the year when I come across a great craft idea or a recipe that I think would be fun to make with the kids, […]

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