Nothing can throw a wrench in your routine more than kids being out of school for the summer. Whether they’re home all day or go to camp, the change in routines and the hotter weather calls for some adapting.
I know I definitely need to make things easier and more streamlined to avoid summer stress. Here are a few ways I adapt for a lower stress summer.
And be sure to read all the way through to check out the awesome way you can save on summer haircare now!
If you had more money, lots more money, what would you spend it on?
Houses? Cars? Jewelry?
I would spend it on travel.
Everybody loves babies. Little ones toddling around in diapers is just the cutest thing. Right? Ok, maybe everyone doesn’t think that, especially when they start screaming. But I think babies are pretty darn cute. Enough to get that twinge of sadness sometimes that my kids will never be babies or toddlers again.
Life is hectic. And moms’ lives can be a downright circus. But one thing that can contain and manage some of that crazy is planning.
I’ve been meal planning for years and frankly couldn’t get by without it. It’s a life saver for my time, my budget and my sanity.
I have to admit something.
I’ve never used a lot of coupons.
I give props to people who have massive binders of coupons and a garage full of soup and toothpaste they bought for 5 cents. I’ve just never had that kind of time, patience or storage space.
But give me a way to save money with a few minutes and a few clicks online? I’m so there!
I would start off each pay period with the best intentions. I promise I did. I even followed my own advice and used my Cashless Budget Tracker, budgeted for expected expenses and tracked spending in each category.
Yet so many times I would come up short and have to dip into savings or rack up more credit card debt to get us to the next paycheck.
So, what was happening? Sabotage. Self-sabotage. Ugly, messy, make you want to kick your own ass sabotage.
The one thing that kept my budget train hurtling off the tracks was my failure to plan.
I’m not gonna lie. I’m not a great cook.
Ok, I’m not even a good cook. I kind of stumble my way through recipes until they’re edible. Ok, maybe it’s a small step up from that. Sometimes my creations are kinda tasty.
And I will say, one secret to a good marriage is a partner who makes you feel like you just cooked a meal worthy of Wolfgang Puck, even if he’s doing it through wincing eyes and gritted teeth. I’m lucky to have one of those.
But you know what, I love to try!
One of the (many) things I love about shopping at Publix is access to better brands and better quality. From organic produce to plant-based and nature inspired household and personal care products… I can feel better about what I buy for my family.
And I can feel better about the cost too. Because a lot of those great, natural products are on sale this week at Publix.
So if you’ve been wanting to try products with fewer chemicals and food with fewer GMOs, or if you already buy natural products… these deals are for you.
It’s like Publix is giving us a big Valentine’s Day gift! 😍
They have tons of P&G products on sale this week. And they’re household must-haves that we buy anyway.
I’m talking about deals like $2 off 2 Pantene products, $5 off Bounty paper towels and Charmin bath tissue and a whopping $7 off 2 Pampers & Luvs diapers!!
Disney truly is the happiest place on earth. Even when you’re running 13 miles. I know from experience. Huffing and puffing through mile five, instead of being miserable, was actually magical because of the glitter and lights of Cinderella’s castle.
But all those magic miles come at a price. It’s a price thousands of people are willing to pay each year. And you might be too. But it helps to know just how much you’ll really spend to enjoy a runDisney weekend.