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The Moms’ Summer Survival Series

June 3, 2016

Around August I start panicking. The fully stocked back-to-school shelves in Target remind me that the close of another summer looms. I spin the rolodex of summer activities in my head – have we done everything the kids wanted to do? What about what I wanted to do? Has it been meaningful? Fun? Have we made memories that will last a lifetime? They will never be this age again! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh {insert panic}.

The summer weeks go by too quickly – we are wise to think about how to make the most of our time. Learning how to schedule wisely is one of the best ways to ensure that we control our summer and not let it control us!

My friend and author Alexandra Kuykendall is joining me for a 6 week live webinar series called Surviving Summer.  Between us, we have eight children ages four to seventeen and have tackled our fair share of summer days. The live weekly conversation will be on Wednesdays, June 8-July 6th, 12pm Eastern or 9am Pacific.



Here is a peek into the topics:

  • Setting Up My Summer for Success

It’s always better to go in with a plan. How will you schedule your days? Your weeks? What are your goals for the summer? For you and for your family? We will provide some intentional strategies to approaching the summer to make sure you get out of it what you were hoping for.

  • Summer and Siblings

From referee to memory maker, moms can’t control sibling relationships, but they can shape them. For many households summer is the season with the most “together time.” This can create tension and opportunity for connection. We’ll look at how to use your influence to minimize sibling conflict and increase bonding during the long days together.

  • Using Summer Months to Teach Life Skills

Wait, we need to teach our kids to tie their shoes? And ride public transportation? And manage money? All by the time they need to leave the house? Summer is a great time to fit in those practical teachings that will allow them to be functioning adults someday. No matter the age of your children, moving them toward independence can be a fun adventure for mom and kids.

  • Turn It Off! How to Manage Technology During the Summer

Our children become ninjas when it comes to media and summer. How do we possibly stay on top of their use? From implementing limits to using technology for good, we’ll look at how to develop some safeguards and strategies that not only protect our kids, but keep us from flushing their tablet down the toilet.

  • Work it out!  Using summer to promote health and fitness.

The weather is nice, and the opportunities are plentiful for hiking, biking, running, and swimming.  We will explore how to make summer exercise fun, how to get on top of healthy eating, and other ideas for promoting health and wellness as a family.

  • All Work and No Play Makes Mom…Well, No Fun!

With all of our goals and structure for the summer we sometimes forget to take a load off with our kids and play! A session full of ideas on how to do this for all ages. From preschoolers to teenagers we’ll have the ideas you need to be “fun mom” once in a while.

We hope you can join us!  

It will be live.  

It will be FUN!




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