Growing up, summer used to be my favorite season. I didn't have a care in the world. Nerd that I was, I even looked forward to diving into my required summer reading.
But when you're a mom, summers are a lot less carefree. Now, I think I'd have to enter the Federal Witness Protection Program if I wanted to read a novel for an hour uninterrupted.
But just because we have more responsibilities, that doesn't mean we should give up on experiencing some of the youthful fun of the sweetest season. As summer winds down (say it isn't so!), if you feel like it has lost some of the magic it had when we were kids, just remember, you have the power to change all that.
Here are 7 things you can do in these last weeks of summer to feel like a kid again!
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How do you recapture the magic of childhood summers?
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I create a special savings account
I put a little away at a time
I cut corners until I can afford it
Save? Who has money to save?
I plan to put it on my credit card and love the benefits of the reward program