Have Goals for The Summer.
At the end of school, summer routines help to accomplish summer goals. With the routines, Goals set are more likely to be finished. when goals get finished there is a shorter to do list.
Summer can be your most productive time with less responsibilities. Maybe one of the items on the summer goal list is to re-organize and clean kitchen cabinets because during the school year there is no time to do this project.
Goals for the summer help busy homeschool moms. Goals enable homeschool moms to hit a target. Goals result in less stress.
Planned Activities Sheet.
Pinterest is a great tool to help with boredom. When school ends print off a sheet that has 100 thing for kids to do, that will help with boredom.
Busy moms’ need a list too. On the list should be fun activities the family wants to do this summer.
For me, I like to add on my list a quiet night by a fire in total silence. Can you relate? Use the same summer list over each summer. The activity list for kids’ does not have to be reinvented each year.
Create a detailed list of the projects to be completed. Include all of the supplies, money, and tools that will be needed.
Take pictures of the before. Pictures will help when going to the store to buy the supplies.
Take the kids’ with you when you shop for the supplies. Let them know how to put a project together.
Trips, Vacations, and More
Write down where to go, how long it will take and the cost. Suggestions made by your husband or the kids are important when planning trips. I don’t usually write down where we go because that always changes, but on my list I will put “camping”, “fishing”, or “fair” for example.
Add a location to the list that your family would never guess you would want to go. For me, that is camping in a real wilderness with animals. I’m not there yet, but I may surprise them soon!
Have a quick packing list, beach supply list or camping meals in your home management binder. When the family is ready to leave for the destination, grab the list for a great adventure.
A trip to the park can count as an activity, or creek stomping (yes they will get muddy). Adding these items will make sure they happen. If not, then summer is gone by only to be remembered as “I wish we would have done that”. Fill this summer up with memories.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
– Winston Churchill
Set goals to make sure your family has a fun summer. What are your plans this summer? Or you a goal-settting mom?