Kids, Life, Parenting

Heat wave and teens/compromise

It's Hot We've entered summer, apparently, here in Wisconsin.... never mind that just last week we seemed firmly on the outskirts of winter. Spring just never showed up this year. It was 90 degrees yesterday. !!!! I heard on the news that it was actually a record high temperature for May 10. I finally caved… Continue reading Heat wave and teens/compromise

Kids, Summer

The summer planning blues

Ha, please ignore my dramatic title. 😆 But seriously, it's that time of year....SUMMER PLANNING TIME. Wait, what? There's snow on the ground. It's January 28. My brain is so far from summer I might as well have left it in Mexico. Nevertheless, apparently in camp-world it is summertime. Registration opens for the traditional weeklong… Continue reading The summer planning blues

Life, Summer, travel

July was packed & pre-vacation week

JULY RECAP First, it is somehow August. July felt like an absolute blur. When I look back at my planner, it's obvious why. We had family here for 4th of July weekend. Ethan's birthday and sleepover party with his friends. 2 weekends of swim meets, one including a 3 night stay at my parent's house… Continue reading July was packed & pre-vacation week