There are 84 days until The Boy starts First Grade. Why am I counting down? Because we’re six days into summer break and have no routine. Nothing is being accomplished, I’m not fueling my body well, and my energy levels are depleted midday. I need to create a summer routine that works for our family and do it quickly!
During the school year, I keep The Boy – and myself – on a schedule that works great for everyone. Everyone eats breakfast, has a great lunch, a well-balanced dinner, the laundry doesn’t pile up, and there is time to squeeze in some exercise, too.
This summer, The Boy has stayed up late, slept late, and had ice cream for lunch (oops!). We can’t keep this up. The later he stays up, the later I am up. And the more the laundry is piling up!
The 6-packs can be found on the shelf-stable juice aisle at your neighborhood Walmart. What intrigued me most about these was the natural energy derived from green tea. After reading more, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that there is one combined serving of vegetables and fruit in each can. With 50 calories per eight ounce can, this is a great way to get some energy and help me meet my fruit and vegetable goals for the day.
A Summer Routine for Work at Home Moms
Although it’s summer, I’m still working. Carving out time to work is something that is necessary, and will help us stay on track. As an early riser, I can get a lot of work done in the morning hours and still have plenty of time to play.
I created this fun printable of the summer routine that I plan to follow! You can print it, then laminate it for use all summer long!
The issue that I run into is feeling depleted by mid-afternoon. I think this is related to getting up so early, in the winter months I generally reach for green tea. But, seriously? Hot tea in the summer? No way! The V8 V-Fusion+Energy is the answer to summer afternoons!
While we’re at the beach or at the playground, I can slip a single serve can into my bag and enjoy it on the go. The weather wasn’t great for outdoor fun earlier this week, so we lounged around the house. I loved the downtime to read a magazine and make notes for what I need to do for the rest of the week. The delicious peach mango provided me with the energy I needed to power through the day.
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