I hope the moms who have shared tips, tricks and survival strategies have inspired you to get your family's summer off to a great start! Now it's your turn.
What's your best summer survival strategy?
Here's mine. I made this when my younger son's friends would just show up all kinds of early in the morning--and they weren't old enough to read or tell time yet. While we weren't ready for company early in the morning, I couldn't tell them to wait until 10 AM. But they knew what a stop light is for. The flip side of this sign has the green circle colored in, with the message "Friends Welcome." They learned to check the sign on the doorknob before knocking.
(I still have the sign, but now that these guys are all teenagers, nobody's awake early enough in the morning for this to be an issue anymore!)
What's your best summer-sanity strategy? Please share your answers and experiences in the comment box below.
About the Author
Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom of 3 young adults, and a Secular Franciscan. She is editor at CatholicMom.com. Barb enjoys writing, cooking, and reading, and is a music minister at her parish and an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Find her blog at FranciscanMom and her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count.