Summer Isn’t Over Yet, Not For Writer Mamas!

by @thewritermama on August 3, 2013 · 1 comment

This post is dedicated to all the writer mamas out there…

August is a funny in-between month for me, as a mom, writer and writing coach.

On the one hand, August is the lead up to the first day of school, for my daughter as a student, for my husband as a teacher, and for me as a teacher and perpetual student.

One the other hand, it’s still summer! I’m not ready to let it go yet. The result, as you might imagine, is a little like a teeter-totter.

Quick, work, work, work! Then, play as long as you can.

Work, play, work, play, work, work, play, play…until the first day of school arrives and we settle into some cooler-weather sanity.

There’s still a lot of fun things we want to do this summer as a family. Beach trips, musical theater, movies, flea markets and antique shows…how about you?

Before we start the inevitable back-to-school parenting article roundups, here’s some of my best writing on how to squeeze the most fun out of summer—until the very last day:

First let’s cover the basics. Here’s 36 ways to have tons of fun without ever leaving the backyard from my article in Fredericksburg Parent.

Tight budget this summer? Checkout out my article 50 Ways To Save Money This Summer Without Sacrificing Summer Fun also from Fredericksburg Parent.

Pets are an expense but they are so worth it. Are you sure you don’t want to add another member to your family before school begins again? Check out my article, So Happy To See You, Why Pet Ownership Is Ultimately Good For Kids in Sacramento Parent magazine.

Did you get a new puppy this summer? Then you might then need my article, Ten Ways To Set Yourself Up For New Puppy Success in Oregon Family magazine. I wish I had read an article like this after we adopted our two crazy mutts!

Concerned about your child falling behind in school next year? Check out my article, 20 Ways For Kids To Avoid The Summer Slide in Valley Parent magazine.

Got creativity to spare at your house? Then check out my article, 9 Ways To Amp Up The Creative Family Fun in Calgary’s Child magazine.

Squeeze every drop of fun out of summer before summer comes to an end. Here’s 20 Things To Do Before Summer Ends from Atlanta Parent magazine.

Have you created your family buckets lists yet? Each member of our family created a bucket list this summer. Check out this great e-book, Family Bucket Lists, Bring More Fun, Adventure and Camaraderie Into Every Day by Lara Krupicka for tips.

And don’t forget about the Writer Mama Giveaway Summer Reading List. There are only so many beach days left!

There is one more month of summer left for those of us who start back to school after Labor Day. Enjoy every day, even if your kids are already preparing to head back!

And if you’d like to learn how to write and sell articles to regional parenting publications like this once they do, pick up a copy of my e-book, Write For Regional Parenting Publications For Fun & Profit.

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