I decided early on that we would take a family vacation every summer, no matter what our financial situation was.  We booked inexpensive trips like camping at the Jersey shore or driving to Tennessee and camping nearby so we could go to Dollywood.  We drove to Florida and stayed at an inexpensive condo outside of DisneyWorld.  It lacked the convenience or the “status” of staying … Continue reading Insights

Family Fun: First Day of Summer

The first day of Summer is June 21, here are some fun ideas to celebrate the first day of Summer Have a sponge war with buckets and sponges Make a slippery water slide by using a piece of heavy plastic a little soap and water hose Make frozen fruit pops with fruit juice Have a picnic in the park Have a special dinner outside, this … Continue reading Family Fun: First Day of Summer

Craft ideas for 4th of July

Firecracker decoration Supplies:  empty toilet paper roll, glitter, glue, tinsel or tissue paper, star cutouts, construction paper in red, white or blue – Cut the construction paper to the size of the toilet paper roll.  At the end, this paper will be glued to the roll. – Have children decorate the construction paper with glitter in red, silver or blue.  It’s fun to show them … Continue reading Craft ideas for 4th of July

Fun in the Sun!

Clothing should be light-weight and loose-fitting Hats prevent overheating.  Wide brims protect faces and necks from the sun. Drink 6-8 eight ounces of fluids daily. Increase fluids with increased activity and exercise.  Replace lost fluid and salt in extreme heat.  Alcoholic beverages do not count towards fluid intake. Use sunscreen with a sun protection favor (spf) of 15 or higher.  Reapply sunscreen frequently because it washes away with water … Continue reading Fun in the Sun!