In this episode, Kathi Lipp and co-host Erin MacPherson discuss their great ideas for creating summer memories, keeping the chaos at a minimum and planning ahead for a successful time for you and your kids. While we all look forward to the slow-down summer brings, many of us also dread ALL THE HOURS of keeping everyone entertained, educated and active. Kathi walks us through her summer manifesto she used when her kids were still at home and Erin shares her strategies to keeping the kids off the iPad and keeping her sanity as a working mom.
Erin has shared her summer checklist for each of her three kids with us as well. Click here to download.
Kathi ‘s Summer Manifesto provides a great starting point for focusing your summer. The manifesto can be found below in the downloads section.
Kathy and Erin also discuss some great audio books to listen to over the summer.
Erin’s Audio Book Favorites:
Kathi’s Audio Book Favorites:
Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less
Kathi and Erin want you to have a great summer – get some stuff off your checklist, have some fun with your kids, and enjoy the (sometimes) slower pace of summer.
Clutter Free Academy is giving away a free copy of the Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio. Tell us what you do or plan to do over the summer in the comments below in the next seven days. One person will be randomly selected to receive the book.
The book giveaway is only available to US residents.
Download this inspiring and colorful Summer Manifesto by clicking on the image.
Meet Our Guest
Co-host, Erin MacPherson
Erin MacPherson lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Cameron, her sons Joey and Will and her daughter Kate. She is the author of “The Christian Mama’s Guide Series“, a staff writer for Dun & Bradstreet and a freelancer for publications like Thriving Family Magazine, MOPS MomSense, FamilyLife Magazine, Daily Guideposts and BEMag. She blogs about her life, her kids and her faith at ChristianMamasGuide.com.