Today I would like to welcome Keri from Living In This Season. I enjoy the encouragement that she shares on her blog and in her new eBook:

Why Just Survive When You Can Thrive
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{Update} This book has been relaunched in May 2016. Check out Why Just Survive When You Can Thrive.

Hello, my name is Keri and I share over at Living In This Season. I am just overjoyed to be sharing here today. Emily is such an inspiration to me and I have loved connecting with her via blogging. Her monthly goals posts always inspire and encourage me to tackle my goals.

School ends for us today. My oldest is finishing is first year of kindergarten, which is still hard to believe. I am so excited to have him home for the summer. I also have a 3 year old and 1 year old so I know I need to have some type of routine in order for us to be able to enjoy the summer. I know sometimes the word routine can be a little bit of a turn off for people. However, today I want to encourage you that we all can have routines. The trick is acknowledging and accepting that our routines are all going to look differently.

Guest Post...Summer Routines: The Trick to Finding a Good Routine

This little trick has been vital for me as a mama. I can glean ideas from others and take tips but ultimately my routine is going to be different because I have different kids and a different personality. All week I have been preparing a plan for our summer. We are going to have some themed weeks because I like doing that type of thing. I have Pinterest Boards all stocked with ideas. I have plans for some fun activities and some learning along the way.

As we start our first week of fun next Monday (we are kicking it off with a camp theme), I know that things will not always go as planned. There will be days of tiredness, tantrums, rainy weather, etc. I am choosing to enter summer with a mindset of grace. We have plans to use as needed, but we also will take some downtime as needed. Grace makes our summer routine complete.

Do you like setting routines? Do you have any summer plans? I would love for you to join me every Friday over HERE as I share about our plans for each week.

* If you enjoyed reading these thoughts on summer routines, you may enjoy my new eBook Why Just Survive When You Can Thrive. I purposefully made this book short and to the point so busy moms can read it and be ready for thriving!

{Update} This book has been relaunched in May 2016. Check out Why Just Survive When You Can Thrive.

Why Just Survive When You Can Thrive. An encouraging book for motherhood.

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10 comments on “Guest Post…Summer Routines: The Trick to Finding a Good Routine”

  1. I am all about routine! My eldest will be at summer camp but we have daily and weekly routines that help our household run smoothly. The kids like knowing what to expect, and much of the stuff I would otherwise nag about are run on autopilot thanks to routine.

    • I need to get better in this area. We don’t have a ton of routine around here. But where we do have a routine, it sure does cut down on the constant reminding! It’s helpful if the kiddo knows exactly what the expectations are.

    • I should probably be better about that with my older girl. If she knows what is expected, it might make the schedule easier!

  2. This is key: “I can glean ideas from others and take tips but ultimately my routine is going to be different because I have different kids and a different personality.”

    I have 5 kids from 7 to almost 19. I remind myself that my needs are very different from a lot of other moms. Plus, personalities play a huge factor in how our routines work for us. One of my kids needs routine and structure in his day; he’s lost otherwise. The other kids can handle a bit of boredom.

    Checking in from the Saturday Sharefest.

    • Thanks for sharing your experience regarding the difference in your family regarding routine! Thanks for stopping by.

  3. We have had routines from almost the day our oldest was born. I like routines. My kids like routines. It doesn’t mean that every moment is scheduled, but it does mean that everyone knows when certain things are going to happen and what is expected of them.

    • It sounds like you have it all under control. :) I’m sure it’s nice for your kiddos to have the routines and to know what is expected of them!

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