August is full of days observed to “be kind” to others,
ourselves and our community.
National Night Out celebrates its 28th year of
promoting neighborhood networking and community spirit. Visit the National Night Out website to
find an event in your area.
Get to know your neighbors, and to those striving to make where you live
a better, safer place. Kids and
families will enjoy a night out of fun activities. Explore the organizations which may be of help or assistance
to you. Introduce yourself to your
neighbors; friendships, jobs, swaps and new experiences may await you!
Simplify Your Life Week:
don’t have to simplify your life all in one week…. August is a great month to evaluate how things get done in
your home. Transitioning from
summer activities to your “school’s in session” schedule can be stressful. Just as piles and chaos accumulates
slowly, reversing habits towards organization takes time. Divide your home and daily life into
sections, tackling one at a time. You can find free forms and ideas online, on
sites such as DonnaYoung.org and organizedhome.com. Several great books can be found to help you with your
problem areas at local libraries.
When home duties and routines are organized, you’ll save time and
money. Plus, everyday motherhood
will be far more enjoyable.
August is National Beach Month and National Parks Month: “Get Out There”!
Be sure to enjoy the great outdoors in August.
Scavenger hunts, picnics, creative
activities, play dates, and daytrips are inexpensive ways to make lasting
Want to become a “Junior
Ranger” of our National Parks?
Kids can tour and learn through national parks online: http://www.nps.gov/webrangers/
August 15 is National Relaxation Day:
Set aside an appointment or two with yourself to unplug and
relax. Taking time for yourself
pays dividends for you and those around you. Return to your children and your daily life refreshed.
August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month and
Immunizations Awareness Month:
Preventative visits, talking with your kids about taking
care of themselves, and ensuring all of you are up to date with immunizations
is time well spent.
Labels: Frugal Living, Home Keeping, Time Management