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11 Survival Tips for Summer Boredom

by Erin Dower

All year long you look forward to summer. So why do you feel like you might lose your mind when school is out and you're at home with the kids – all day, every day? Here are some fun and affordable cures for your family's summertime, stuck-at-home blues. If your kids spend the day with a nanny or sitter, pass along these activities and tips for surviving until September.

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Plan a sale with your kids, whether it's a yard sale; a lemonade, flower, or vegetable stand – or even a car wash or dog wash. Have your kids make signs advertising the sale and help them set up shop on the sidewalk.

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August 30, 2014



Keep it hot (or cold)! No one likes cold soup or warm, wilted salad. Use a thermos or ice pack in your child's lunch box to help keep his lunch fresh until it's time to eat.


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