Thursday, July 5, 2012

Taking a Day Off!

We had a fabulous 4th of July... it was practically perfect... other than my husband's car getting rear-ended on the way home from the fireworks. Did you do anything fun to celebrate?

As you can see above we had a blast with friends and neighbors. My husband has Wednesday through Friday off from work for the 4th of July holiday (thank you Google!) so we have lots of swimming and a few other adventures planned. 

I'm taking today off from sharing a new crafty post with you, but hope you'll take a moment to check out a few of these parenting posts by some of my favorite blogs.

For our family, July is a time for connecting with family members and celebrating together! This means we spend a lot of time with one another and occasionally have some problems too.

Here are a few things I'm going to try out this summer to make it more successful:

Create some summer house rules via Kitchen Counter Chronicles

Do you feel like a better parent already just from reading these awesome posts? Which were your favorites? 

Do you have any other parenting posts that I should read and/or share with our readers? Pass them along!

If you missed any of our recent guest blogger posts, just click the link below and catch up!

Rainy Day Mum
 is our guest blogger on Friday... so I'll see you back on Monday! Have a great weekend!


  1. Lots of wonderful 4th of July fun...and links to thoughtful family time tips you have shared here.

  2. When the thunderstorms roll in, it might be fun to write letters to family. My post about becoming pen pals with grandparents is at

    Love these ideas. Going to set up a hammock today.


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