Enjoying Summer Before Saying Hello to the New School Year

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To say that I’m disappointed that summer with my children is almost over, is a huge understatement. I actually enjoy the summer with my children, despite the lack of schedule, bickering and never having a moment alone. My children are six, eight and 11, and I know the time I have with them at home will be gone before I know it.

It’s so hard sending them away for eight hours each day during the school year. I feel like their teachers get to see them more than I do. The thought of homeschooling often pops into my mind, but deep down, I know I’m not cut out for that.

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So in these last few weeks of summer, we are spending as much time together as we can. We are celebrating the everyday, enjoying picnics, and just relishing the time we have together. We’ve spent time at the pool, soaking up all the fun we can. We’ve learned a little about gardening and have enjoyed so many homegrown tomatoes. We went on a 7-day Carnival Cruise and explored Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. We danced with a dolphin, let her kiss us and rode on her belly.

We’ve tried to squeeze in as much as we can into these two short months of summer, and we aren’t done yet. I want to visit a National Park, take the children into the city, and just spend as much time as possible with my family.

Thankfully, with Finish Power & Free I have more time to spend with my family, instead of at the kitchen sink dealing with dirty dishes. This line of dish detergent was formulated with the whole family in mind because it can also be used with baby products. Do you know how much time I could have saved when my children were younger by not having to hand wash all their stuff — lots!

Whatever you plan on doing with the rest of your summer, make it special. You can find the special in every day, even in the normal day-to-day life. And to help you celebrate, I have a giveaway especially for you!


One (1) winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card!

How to Enter:

Simply leave me a comment below letting me know about the favorite thing you’ve done this summer!

Extra Entries Available:

After you have completed the first entry, you are eligible for additional entries. Make sure you leave a separate comment for EACH entry. Each counts as one extra entry unless noted otherwise.

This giveaway will end on August 11th at 11:59 PM Central time. Winner will be chosen via a random number generator. Giveaway is open to US entries. The winner must contact me in 48 hours to claim their prize. Good luck to everyone!
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About Crystal

Crystal is Owner & Editor of Simply Being Mommy. She is a work-at-home mom and enjoys being wife and mommy. She loves family, travel, chocolate and Diet Coke.


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    Mindy DeLisi says:

    My favorite thing we have done this summer was we went to Hershey Park and had 2 younger kids go on their first looping roller coaster!

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    Denise Donaldson says:

    My favorite time this summer, was going to the drive in to watch movies with my family. I havent been there in 30 years, since I was a kid. It brought back so many memories. :)

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    My favorite thing was visiting with family.

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    We got to take a trip to Cedar Point for a couple days. Loved it!

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    Summer went by so fast I didn’t get to do all the things on my to do list!

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    Favorite thing done this summer was Outer Banks vacation.

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