Overworked? Need to keep the kids
entertained in a major
way this summer vacation
? If you're a part-time or full-time stay-at-home parent
, consider organizing a DIY
. Suggestions on how to
involve other moms and dads can be found at the info-packed website Suite101
, and also at HomeschoolHacks
Okay, so to make your own summer camp you'll need manpower: that is, other parents you know and trust.
Second, you'll need a planning session or two. Get together and come up with a schedule of where to meet and when, and dream up some cool-yet-budget
-friendly activities for each day.
Finally, everyone needs to haggle (nicely, people!) over the schedule
The main expense here is time. Families must take turns volunteering their homes, while other parents will need to come over and volunteer on certain days. Oh, and don't forget to agree on meals
for each day. Phew.
All that organizing will be totally worth it, though, because you'll earn some precious you-time! Added bonus: quality time with the kids, and
time to socialize with other parents.