“Mom, I’m bored!” “Mom, the Wi-Fi isn’t working!!” (This legit just happened to us the other day, modem and router died at the same time and it was practically the end of the world as we knew it, lol!) “Mom is it cool if we surf down the stair on sleeping bags?” For those moments during Summer Break when you need to bust their boredom, when the Wi-Fi goes out, or when their imaginations highjack all common sense, busy bags to the rescue! So, what exactly are Busy Bags? Busy Bags are bags filled with age appropriate activities, arts, crafts, games, etc. to occupy your kiddos. If the thought of having to research various activities and purchase all those supplies to place in your kiddo’s busy bag sounds overwhelming and totally something you don’t want to be doing I am right there with ya!! Which is why I invited other mommas to participate in a Summer Busy Bag Swap, after all, many hands make for light work! A couple years ago was our first Busy Bag Swap and it turned out so successful that we did it again and again…and with so many families opting to Staycation for Summer Break this year I’m looking to do this again! Who’s interested?
Fish out of water! There I stood in front of the school, dropping off the kiddos’ final packets into the bin. As the last paper escaped my grip I felt a coolness fall over my body, I could hear my heart pounding in my head, and it was as if I forgot how to breathe as the realization of, “now what?” sunk in. The kiddos have been home since March, which has been exhausting, but thankfully their classwork continued via packets, Google classroom, Zoom, etc. But now what? Now that they’ve been home for a few months it feels like they should be going back to school, but they’re not, they’re home for 12 MORE WEEKS! I literally felt like a fish out of water, gasping for air, desperate to be thrown back, and rejoin my school. As I drove home I knew what I had to do, have a glass of wine, a good cry, and come up with a solution! Read more