Summer Fun Guide is HERE!

For the past two years I have put together a Summer Fun Guide for my church’s women’s group (with the help of two wonderful women — thank you Cheryl, and Jami — as well as content input from lots of other women) and we have circulated it via a Word document in print and email.  It has been unbelievable to all of us how far and wide this document has circulated, as people I know tell me about how they received it from the sister of a neighbor of a friend of a cousin of friend of a someone who belongs to their pool.  Never underestimate the power of the Mommy Network!

This year, I have put it up on the blog, as a page rather than a single post, so it’s easier to find — if you look at the top of the screen, you’ll see tabbed pages, and there is a tab that says Summer Fun Guide — so even after this post falls off the page, you’ll always be able to find it.  Here’s a link as well.  By putting it online, I’m able to update it as I find new things throughout the summer.  AND  you can add comments if you know of new things!

It takes a lot of work to put this together, and it is a true labor of love.  I ask just two favors of you: please forward it on to your friends, and please leave a comment if you enjoyed it.  Comments help me know it’s worth doing and comments are the “currency” of the blog world when I try to look for sponsors or partners or later down the line, advertisers.  It’s a tangible way for the outside world to see people are actually reading this stuff!  ; ) 

I will try to put the Fall Fun Guide (last year was the first year) online as well when that rolls out.

Enjoy!  Spread the word!

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  1. I look forward to the guides every season! I am so happy it is here. I can’t tell you how often I reference it throughout the summer. Thanks so much!

  2. julesgkp says:

    Woo hoo! Just posted this link to my moms group, neighborhood forums and on my facebook. Love this guide, cannot live without it! Thanks!

  3. Thanks, y’all!

  4. Lisa Bream says:

    Thanks so much for doing this. I have received these guides (from more than one person) for the last few years and it is nice to have such a handy reference. Putting it online is even better and I am sure you will have many mommies checking here. Good luck with the sponsors. Thanks and Cheers!

  5. Thanks Lisa! Keep checking back b/c I will continue to update it as I find new things.

  6. Labor of love, indeed. That is an amazing list!!

  7. Thank you so much! I have passed this on and everyone loves it. We will have you to thank when we make it through the summer without pulling out our hair!

  8. My friends and I love this guide. Thank you thank you thank you for putting this together and making it accessible to so many.

  9. Thank you, thank you and double espresso thank you for doing this again this year. It’s the best mommy gift for summer. This year my neighbor took the time and effort (she has 5 kids I have 2 – she rocks) to find you, your guide and our sanity! Now your blog is my favorite and I’m hooked! :) Happy summer to all!

  10. Katherine says:

    Thank you for putting together this guide. So far, it has led us to several new things, including Music in the Field at Frying Pan Farm Park (which they’re hoping to expand next year) and the Sweet Life Cafe. Next year, would you, please, consider adding the day when Chik Fil-A gives away free sandwiches to those who dress as cows? We found out about it too late. Thank you again!

  11. Katherine says:

    I’m not sure if this is the type of thing you would like to include, but Once Upon A Time (the toy store on Church St. in Vienna) is having Playmobil Day on Saturday, August 15. They will have Playmobil toys out to play with and also, I think, some treats. All Playmobil toys will be 20% off that day, and they have a large selection. They also happen to have a Brio train in the back of the store that kiddos can play with. I understand that they have this event every year in August.