When the summer arrives, and school is finishing for a long break, you know things are about to get busy! Are you going to make the most of the good weather for some home DIY projects? What are the kids going to be up to? Chances are you’ve been so busy the last few months that the next few months haven’t quite been planned out as yet. Don’t panic. Here are just a few of the projects you might be ready to start:
Good weather means open windows and open windows means that things can dry a lot quicker! Painting and decorating your home is one of the things many of us get up to while the kids are away for the summer. You might be thinking a bit bigger though. Something like a loft conversion is best done when the kids aren’t around because it can be unsafe for them in the house. You can let the builders wander in and out, leaving their tools lying around without panicking one of the kids might get hold of them.
If the kids aren’t around, you can also start to put some cash aside for these bigger projects. Some moms take the opportunity to work a few extra hours to cover their installment loans and lighten the financial load. It’s handy for getting out of the house when those builders are making so much noise too!
Developing Your Kids’ Applications
This is a great time of year to sit down with the kids and talk about their future. Chances are this can be a bit overwhelming and boring for your children. It might be best to break it down into bitesize chunks and catch them with one or two at a time when they’re in the right mood. With only a year until they finish this first part of their education, you need to make sure that every opportunity they can find is open to them.
Think about work experience. Can they take on a week in an office, or a week in a restaurant? It doesn’t need to be relevant to their future career aspirations at this stage. Of course, if you have friends in that line of work that can show them a few things for a day or two, then that will be invaluable. It’s also important to talk to them about colleges in the future. If they know where they want to study, you can both plan how to tackle the application requirements, fees, and living arrangements.
Your Career Boost
You’re in a good mood thanks to the good weather. Why not ride that feeling and take a course that might further your career and give your confidence a boost? Online courses can be ideal. Imagine sitting in the garden with your laptop, sipping a juice while you earn a valuable qualification. You might even be able to start the wheels rolling for a career change.
How are you going to make the most of the coming summer? Don’t forget to relax as well! Enjoy.i
*This post was submitted on behalf of Penny Minding Mom.