Back to school or back to reality? Because all good things must come to an end, so must summer. September brings the structure and schedules that keep us and our kids busy (whether they are in school or not). Here’s our savvy guide to getting the most out of this bittersweet month.
Buy some peaches
Why? Because they are still in season and there are lots of great recipes like this one to make you feel summery for a while longer. You can also chop and freeze them for the winter (they’re good in smoothies) so your family will thank you in the months ahead.
Pick some apples during Apple Daze at Heritage Park Historical Village
Why? Because enjoying the taste and smell of apples in the waning summer sun is one of the best ways to say good-bye to summer and look ahead to fall.
Back on your real-world sleep schedules, starting now
Why? If you start now, before all the regular programming resumes, it won’t be as difficult to get everyone out the door when you need to.
Sorting games with old summer clothes that need to be put away.
Why? You need to purge the kids’ closets, so try and get them to participate and help. If you turn it into a game of sorting (like-colours with like-colours, shirts with shirts, pants with pants), everyone wins by sneaking a little fun and learning into an end-of-season chore.
I Just Don’t Know How She Does It: The Life of Kate Reddy, Working Mother by Allison Pearson
Why? Because you should read this hilarious and insightful book about the juggling moms must do before you see the movie. Because if doing it all were easy, men would be doing it too.