Planning for Summer

I think summers can be the most stressful time of the year for a working mother. The struggle to balance work and family is taken up a notch when your kids’ schedules become irregular and unpredictable. Somehow every Spring, I fall guilty to thinking my kids need a break from activites when the school bell rings for summer. One year I actually convinced myself, with the help of my tweens, that it was okay not to have the summer filled with camps. Halfway through the first week, I knew I had made a mistake. It took me the rest of the summer to convince my children that I was not a camp director and that work enabled us to afford their favorite cereals. It is for this reason that I constantly warn fellow bluesuitmoms of the approach of summer. Now is the time to start the file of stand-by activities for the inevitable, “Mom, I’m bored.” But it’s not only finding fun past times for our kids, it’s being able to fund them as well. This is why when I got a press release from AMC today in my email box, I decided to share it with you. AMC Theatres will, for the 38th year, offer $1 weekly movies for kids this summer. They’ve released the list of titles and it looks like at least one day a week might finally be filled! Hope this great find helps you out. Feel free to add some of your favorite, “keep the kids busy ideas” here!

June 25: “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium” (G)

July 2: “The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep” (PG)

July 9: “Alvin & The Chipmunks” (PG)

July 16: “Shrek The Third” (PG)Fee

July 23: “Bee Movie” (PG)

July 30: “Surf’s Up” (PG)

August 6: “TMNT” (PG)

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3 Responses

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    http://www.gonannies.com who is a working Mom herself.=20

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