Surviving Summer

Surviving Summer

Well, we survived the first month of Summer Break!

For many of us, it’s a challenge to balance work with the added stress of needing additional childcare, keeping the kids busy and not bored and also not breaking the bank while doing so. Gone are the days when children left the house after breakfast on their bikes for a day of Summer shenanigans with the only instruction being to make sure they were home before the streetlights were on.

Today’s kids expect to be entertained, and I don’t know about your kids, but mine do not seem to find it funny when I say “if you’re bored I have a list of chores you can do.” It does seem to buy me a few extra minutes before they’re asking what they can do, but it certainly doesn’t buy me the time I need to get everything done. Summer brings a whole new level of stress. There are a lot more chores like the extra house cleaning from them being at home to the what seems like 100 extra loads of laundry thanks to swimming towels, endless sleepovers with friends, oh, and have I mentioned my three dogs that seem to like to jump in the pool for some fun too!?

In this issue, we are focused on Education, and maybe it’s because after a month and a bit of these kiddos at home many of us are already starting to long for the days of school, where structure and order rule our days. July is always a great time to start considering things like daycare options for the Fall, after-school activities, and for many the move from Public school to Private school or the other way around. This month’s issue is full of articles to help you on your journey and also packed full of tips to keep you entertained this Summer.

And although I may not paint the best picture of Summer, it really is tongue and cheek because some of my best memories over the years come from late night campfires, family vacations, weekend boating, and just the laid-back vibe that comes from the Texas sun on your face. Sometimes, you just have to pause from the madness to see the blessings you have around you.

Till next month!


Kelly Murray

Publisher of Murray Media Group

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