Summer Sanity Savers for Mom- Week 1

summer sanity savers

Our second week of summer has been great- I really enjoy having my kids home during the day.

It is nice having the option to plan whatever and do it whenever we want.

And not having homework each weeknight is pretty much icing on the cake.

But I kind of have a love/hate relationship with lazy summer days-

I love sleeping in, I love lounging in my pajamas, and I love not having a school schedule to stick to…

but I hate wasting a day being unproductive, I hate how messy my house gets when we’re home all day, I hate kids who fight over silly things and I cannot stand it when they ask to eat every 20 minutes just because they are bored!

Luckily, I’ve planned ahead and I have come up with some simple solutions. I call them “Sanity Savers” and I’m going to share them with you right here on Somewhat Simple!

As an introduction to this series, I wanted to start with a quick highlight of a couple past summer sanity savers, just in case you missed these ideas:

The “Mom, I’m Bored” Jar is one of the most popular posts on Somewhat Simple. Simply decorate a jar and fill it with activities for the kids to do when they need some entertainment. Free printable download of activities available on this post HERE.

Set a Summer Schedule with different themes for each day of the week- “Make Something Monday, Thoughtful Thursday” etc. This will give variety to you summer days and give your kids something to look forward to.


Stay tuned next Monday for a few NEW ideas I have, including a snack system and a chore chart command center that has been working fabulous for us here!!!

Click here for even more Summer boredom busters and activities to keep the kids busy.

About Stephanie

Stephanie is the creator of Somewhat Simple. She is married to her her best friend and together they are raising 4 sweet kids who keep them busy, but make life fun! They are Orange County transplants who are now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, and creating simple projects in her "spare time."


  1. Ok I kind of got bored tonight and found this blog by looking up stuff for bored moms lol. Interesting stuff however, I am still seeking the cure for boredom though lol. What surprises me the most is how many other people did the same thing as me and came here on the same search terms. I really didnt think it would be this popular – but oh well. Sorry if this is a weird post.



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