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What is Moms Check In?
We’re a group of four bloggers (meet us below!), first and foremost moms, that are sharing our opinions on a new topic every week. Each week a new guest blogger will join us and weigh in on the subject too. We all know moms have a lot of opinions and a lot of great parenting tips to share, so let’s do it! If there’s something you want to see us tackle, leave me a comment. And if you’re a blogger that would like to join us as a guest host one week, fill out this form.
SO WHO ARE OUR MOMS?
Stephanie (@spaceshipsLB) is the mom of one son and owns Spaceships and Laser Beams. Spaceships and Laser Beams is a great site full of party ideas, crafts and more all with boys in mind! (Follow her on Facebook here!)
Amanda is the mom of one boy and owns It’s a Fabulous Life, which is a one stop place for all things ‘Mom’. You can find recipes, DIY projects, frugal living, parenting and more. (Follow her on Facebook here!)
Jenni is the mom of one boy and writes at Sweet Pennies From Heaven. Sweet Pennies From Heaven is a hearth and home website that focuses on recipes, crafts and creating a comfortable home. (Follow her on Facebook here!)
This week our guest co-host is Erin from A Bird and a Bean. Erin is a mom of 2 and on her blog she shares some amazing DIY projects with some yummy recipes and lots of amazing things for the kiddos! (Follow her on Facebook here!)
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Summer is almost over! It went fast for us but I think the kids are getting bored so I’m about ready for school to start after we squeeze a few more drops out of the time left. This week’s topic is: What is your favorite summer memory?
My favorite memory this summer was for the 4th of July. Josh and I went downtown Indianapolis for the day and rode paddle boats on the canal, hung out at the memorials and at the museums. Later that night there was a big festival with bands and lots of pizza. We ended up winning VIP tickets so we got to watch the fireworks from the top of the monument which was the most amazing view. Plus, free unlimited pizza. Josh was a happy kid! The fireworks were awesome and we had so much fun!
My favorite summer memory this year was probably the 4th of July. My little man loves fireworks and we had such a fun time. Spent the entire day swimming, then had a cookout with some family and their kiddos before the show! Other than that, we spend a lot of time in the pool and that’s Eli’s favorite place to be. No vacations this year…boo!! Hoping to get away somewhere this year still though. Maybe something awesome in the fall.
Family vacations are always the highlight of my summer. We’ve gotten to the beach a couple of times and have one more long weekend planned before school starts. Unplugging, building castles with the kids, eating at our favorite beach spots…Ah, that’s the stuff a relaxing summer is made of. I always think a change of scenery does everyone good and family time exploring a new place away from home creates the best memories!
I don’t really have just one favorite memory this summer. Everything has melded into one satisfying season! Since Sam is in school now, this is the first summer he hasn’t been in daycare. We’ve spent a lot of time together and it has been AMAZING! This is also the first time in four years that I’ve taken a (kind of) vacation (the blog never sleeps you know!). I have been intentionally trying to relax and recharge so I’ve been able to enjoy lots of little things with him. Mike, Sam and I have gone on bike rides, mini hikes, and picnics as well as worked on a few fun projects. We’re also spending more time with family this summer. It feels good… and I’m more in love with my guys than ever!
Our summer has been jam packed this year. We’ve had much fun and embraced every single minute of our time together these last few months. We made an all inclusive bucket list at the beginning and I think we’ve completed almost everything, from catching fireflies and night swimming to horseback riding and river rafting. But if I had to narrow it down to my MOST favorite summer memory so far (because it’s not over yet, baby!) it would for sure be our annual family vacation to Lake Michigan. The whole family goes and stays in one big house, my parents and sibling and cousins. It is chaotic and relaxing and crazy and wonderful. We go to the beach everyday and take little day trips here and there. This year my favorite day trip was visiting Sleeping Bear Dunes. It is absolutely spectacular. If you haven’t gone, you need to put it on your bucket list.
What about you? What’s your favorite summer memory? Let us know here or on Twitter! Make sure to include #MomsCheckIn with your answer! We will be tweeting your answers all week!
Come join us next Friday when we tackle another fun mom topic. Big thanks to Erin for being our guest host this week! Want to co-host a week of Moms Check In with us? Fill out the form here!