School is Almost Out For Summer!


You guys we have like nine days here before school is out for the summer!

Cue Alice Cooper’s “School’s Out For Summer” song. I know kids and teachers are really excited and these nine days probably still feel like an eternity. I’m sorry! 

This school year has felt incredibly long, and incredibly short at the same time!? How can that be? Well, part of it I think has been switching schools because we moved across the state in the middle of the school year. So the kids have only been in school this year here since November. In that aspect, it seems short. It seems long because August of last year when we were on the Western Slope and I was a school para, seems like a long time ago. It really wasn’t but life changed so quickly this year that I’ve compartmentalized it into believing it was longer ago than it really was. 

Anway, as I’ve been able to spend more time blogging over the last six months since the kids have been in school and I’ve been home alone, (for the first time ever) blogging income has picked up! It’s amazing what you can do when you have time to think and plan and collaborate, return emails, and actually do a job! Not that my mom job is less important, it’s just nice to make some change, or in this instance, the money I’ve been able to earn has paid our weekly grocery bill. That’s really nice! It makes me hopeful that I can do more! The more time you spend investing in it, the more money you seem to make and I am not about to let a summer of kids running around get in the way of that! 😉 As a work at home parent, it’s easy to let chaos around the house and with kids distract you. Completing tasks take twice as long! But I’m determined to set up a summer schedule immediately that works for all of us and lets us still have fun. My kids will continue schooling through the summer where we will utilize our library and summer reading programs and retention workbooks to make sure they enter the next year in great shape!

At least we don’t have to worry about moving this summer. We will be enjoying the outdoors in Colorado and go on some camping trips. I’m also super excited to check out Loveland and Fort Collins Farmers Markets!

Are you dreading summer with the kids home, or looking forward to it? For me, it’s always a mixture. I love not having to prepare school lunches, but I tend to feel like my me time is gone.  As for my teacher friends, because I have many, I hope you kick back these summer days with a good book and some wine! You all work so hard and need the time off!

What are your summer plans? 

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I'm just a wife and mom of two boys trying to find her place in this world. I enjoy walks around the lake, bible journaling, and RV camping with my family.

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I'm just a wife and mom of two boys trying to find her place in this world. I enjoy walks around the lake, bible journaling, and RV camping with my family.

7 thoughts on “School is Almost Out For Summer!

  1. So far, we don’t have any official family plans. My kids have grand plans for their summers. It mostly involves sleep overs and tromping around in the wilds of Atlanta suburbia. LOL

  2. We have 9 days left too and I am as excited as the kids. During the year, I spend too much time in the school pick up line. My youngest gets out at 3 and my oldest gets out at 4 so I spend over an hour in the car. My choice but I just dont see going home for a bit then going to school, etc. I typically do social media in part of that time so that my time isn’t 100% wasted.

    During the summer, we also spend time at the swimming pool and hanging out together as a family.

  3. It’s already summer here and the calendar is full of activities! There will be a few out of town trips with family and friends.

  4. I’m looking forward to it, but dreading it at the same time. We have a routine down, and once school is out, that routine will go out the window…

  5. I homeschool and while their programs have ended for the year we still have lots of work to finish up at home. I wish we were done, but we did get to do some traveling during the year. 🙂

  6. I want to plan on getting some camping done this summer. My son and husband have two trips planned so far but I think it is time for a family trip.

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