Posts Tagged ‘summer’

How To Reap The Benefits Of Yard Sale Season

“Yard Sales, Rummage Sales, Church Sales, Garage Sales, Tag Sales”

No matter what you call them, the season of thrifting has begun! If you’re a thrifty mama, love finding a great deal or just enjoy discovering treasures in the midst of someone else’s clutter, we know how much you look forward to this time of year!

Whether you’re a seasoned sale hopper, or you’ve never gone on the hunt on a Saturday morning for those bright yellow homemade yard sale signs, we’ve got the 411 on all things “yard sale” for you, including why you should be hitting them up this summer and how to reap the benefits of thrifting. 

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Summer Lessons for Your Preschooler

Another school year has come and gone, and it’s summer time already. When you made that last preschool run you may have been thanking your lucky stars that you don’t have to rush everyone out the door so early. But soon the dust settles and you realize you have your child home now – and they are bored. Every day at preschool they were playing with well-coordinated activities in a place designed for messes. Home is a bit different, and now you’re stuck trying to figure out what to do to keep your preschooler’s mind and body just as active as they were at school. 

You may be amazed at how much your child learned throughout the school year. But remember how when you were in school your mind would somehow lose much of what you learned during the school year, and your teachers would spend the first few weeks reviewing that material? It is the same for your preschooler – if they don’t practice the skills they learned this year they may forget them over the summer. Just because the school year is ending doesn’t mean the learning has to stop! Here are some activities for you to do at home with your preschooler to keep their learned skills sharp throughout the summer. 

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Summer Family Bonding Activities #UNPLUGGED

While you dreamed of the prospects of summertime just a few wintery months ago, you might find yourself at a loss when it comes to actually coming up with fun things for your family to do now that it’s actually here. The kids are out of school, the days are longer, and the iPad chargers are working overtime. If you’re grasping at straws for ideas on how to bond with your family this summer, fear not! We’ve compiled a list of the best outdoor family bonding activities, completely unplugged, that will quickly become some of your family’s favorite memories for years to come. Whether you like to relax and chill or be active and playful, we’ve got activities for everyone!

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5 Tips for Enjoying America’s Pastime

The hot dogs, cracker jacks and the sound of the roar of the crowd as your team cracks the bat – this is how summer memories are made. Baseball is known as America’s pastime thanks to the years of summer nights spent cheering for your favorite team. With over 80 home games per season, finding tickets is easy and taking the whole family out for a game is a fun way to spend a few hours.

Before you head out for a game, read our list of quick tips to prepare for the evening.

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Keep Film Alive! Capture your Summer the Old-School Way

Think back to summer camp when you were a child. Chances are your mom had stuck a few disposable cameras in your backpack and sent you on your way. You didn’t think twice before pushing the shutter button, and when the week was over, you couldn’t wait to get home and have your pictures developed so you could see what you actually shot and relive those magical moments. That was the norm. That was how people took pictures. You had hard copy images you could hold in your hand, and chances are, you kinda loved it.

This summer, go retro on your road trip, tropical escape, or staycation by popping those tiny tubes of 35mm film back into your bag. But in this day and age, of course things have advanced, including film, disposable and instant cameras, and accessories, so your film experience will be anything but old news!

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The Best Swimwear of the Summer 2016

Are you ready to hit the beach and the pool this summer? The temperature is rising so get ready to splash around and cool off in the water in a new swimsuit. Don’t dig out that old tankini you’ve been wearing for years. You know your kids have outgrown their suits from last year. Celebrate summertime and get everyone a new swimsuit, including you! Here are our top picks for the best swimwear for the summer of 2016. 

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Build a Summer Adventure with The Boy Scouts of America

With warmer weather upon us and summer break here, it’s time for moms to pull out their lists of fun outdoor activities, because all moms know that two weeks into summer you’ll start hearing the familiar sounds of, “I’m bored!” and “There’s nothing to do!”

It doesn’t take long to run through the list of tried and true boredom busters like board games, running through the sprinkler, and going to the park. So it’s time to branch out and find a few not so common activities to keep the kiddos busy this summer. The Boy Scouts of America is hoping both parents and kids will take a look at their new series of videos called Handbook Hacks that launched on YouTube earlier this year.

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3 things you should tell yourself before getting into your swimsuit

It’s swimsuit season, usually a dreaded time for women everywhere, except for the ones whose bodies we ogle over, whose Instagram pictures we stare at until our eyes bleed, and those who make us feel like no matter how many hours we put into the gym or how many calories we count we will never amount to their bikini-goddess-role-modelness. What if this summer though, we learn how to embrace the body we’ve been graciously given, we try instead to become healthier rather than 6 pack toned, we enjoy our family and friends instead of living in the pit of gym-hell, and we tell ourselves a few things before getting into our swimsuit that might actually build us up instead of tear us down.

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Tackling Spring Style With Appaman

Spring has officially sprung which means that summer is just around the corner. All around the country trees have finally bloomed and flowers are gracing us with their presence. Clearly, it is time for your kids to shed a few layers. Less layers certainly makes dressing easier but it does mean that it may be time to freshen up their wardrobe. This season Appaman is here to help you bring your kids a little street cred with their high quality clothing and unmatched eye for children’s fashion.

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Put a Spring in your Step with Livie & Luca’s S/S Collection 2016

Warmer weather, pending vacations, and growing toes call for new shoes for the kids. This season, stock up on unique, whimsical, and high quality pairs of shoes and sandals from Livie & Luca that will coordinate with every spring outfit and keep your kids comfortable through their summer vacation. We at Daily Mom have nothing but the utmost respect for the mother duo that makes Livie & Luca possible, so we make sure our kid’s feet are decked out in nothing but Livie & Luca’s best!

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All-Inclusive & Family Friendly: Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

If you’ve been putting off a family vacation to paradise for a while now, you might seriously want to reconsider. Out of all the gorgeous destinations you may want to look into, there is hardly anything better than the breathtaking beauty of the majestic Caribbean coast, waiting for you to experience at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. An all-inclusive, lush, tropical adventure at your own pace, suitable for the whole family, and with the Hard Rock hospitality that matches no other. Sit back, relax, and enjoy your stay!

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DIY: Milk Carton Birdhouse

Up today: a DIY birdhouse you can easily make with stuff you already have! This craft is perfect if:

  • Your child has shown an interest in birds/nature.
  • You have an artistically inclined kiddo.
  • You’re homeschooling and want to do a lesson on nature/birds/ecosystems.
  • Your toddler is into building things.
  • It’s a rainy day, and you need a fun distraction.

So basically, this is a craft for anyone! Let’s get started.

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8 Tips for a Successful First Swim Lesson

Infant and toddler swim lessons are not only a great bonding activity for the whole family, they also teach children water safety, competence and confidence.

Can’t wait to get started? Most swim schools recommend waiting until your baby is 6 months old at the time of their first lesson. Not only are infants that age still very comfortable in the water as it feels natural to them, but they also possess sufficient head control and the ability to regulate their body temperature which makes it the perfect time to get your little one into the pool. 

If you are the mommy of an older baby or toddler perhaps swim lessons haven’t been on your radar – but now invitations for summer pool parties are pouring in, and you are worried about little feet on wet surfaces close to the edges of 8 foot deep pools. 

Whether you have a baby who is still a few weeks or months shy of the half birthday mark or a toddler about to embark on their first water adventure, follow the tips below to make sure that first swim lesson is a success.

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