Moms Summer Survival Guide: 9 Ways to Make Time for Yourselves this Summer

by Sami

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Wake up, get dressed, read the Bible, do devotions, pray, drink water, brew tea, make breakfast for the kids, get in a load of laundry, clean up the kitchen from last night, pack bags for swim team, fill water bottles…and that’s all before the kids even woke up.

I thought summer was supposed to be relaxing?

Two days into summer break, I realized I needed to make a change. After all, summer shouldn’t simply be a break for the kids, it should be a time of refreshment for us moms too.

The dilemma emerges when we try to simultaneously become both camp counselor and mom, especially for those of us who work as well.

So what’s a mom to do? Check out my mom’s summer survival guide. I have nine tips for ensuring a refreshing summer for both moms and kids alike:

Start Your Day Right
During my small group recently, many of us confessed that we spent more time in Bible resources than we do in the Bible itself. Commit this summer to reaching first for God’s Word instead of checking social media on your iPhone when you wake up.

Map Your Day
What is it that you hope to accomplish today? Who do you hope to see? On the flip side, what would you regret not doing by the end of the day? Create a mind map of what you want to do before you go to bed, even if it’s simply finishing that book you couldn’t put down last night.

For the 7 remaining tips, read the entire post over on

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