What’s Your Plans For The Summer?

Okay, it’s that time of year again. The weather has just about broken; the kids are asking if they can wear lighter jackets to school as well as lighter outfits, the sun is actually out and sticking around. What does that mean?

It means this is the perfect time to put together those awesome activities that will make our children amazing people. If you’re the working mom like the best of us; we all know just because the kids get that long gracious summer break we as parents DON’T! Therefore we need to make sure our children’s summers are educational, safe, and fun while we’re still at work. Of course there may be summer vacations planned but is vacationing June through August realistic? That brings us to the other most wonderful time of the year, which is getting it together for our young ones during the summer!!!

The absolute most important goal for the summer must be to keep those kid’s minds stimulated. While a break is great in every aspect of the word, we don’t want to slow down the minds of our children. We want to increase the strength in their minds so they can hit the next school year with more of an academic punch than they did last year. We compiled a list of suggestions for what to do for your children to benefit them over the summer and continue working towards the ultimate goal of a successful human being. Take a look below.


  1. Summer Camp

While hot dogs and the lake are fun that’s not all the summer camp should offer. Look for a place with recreation that’s going to again, stimulate your child’s mind. There are themed summer camps that offer more than mediocre food and a dvd to keep your child busy. Perhaps your child has a very special talent and the two of you are on the same page about blossoming that talent, I guarantee there are summer camps/summer programs geared towards the talent to assist with it flourishing. Here are a few examples below, just to get you started in the direction but research your area.

  • Sports Camps
  • Dance/Theater camps
  • Music summer camps
  1. There are children, who take their education very serious which brings in educational camps that are generally provided by establishments such as college campuses. This is clearly a perfect match in preparation for their future if college is of interest. There’s a list below of schools that offer these programs in the NY/NJ area: (research your area)
  • Rutgers
  • Elizabeth College
  • NYU


  1. Last but certainly not least, one of the best places to send your child during the summer is your local YMCA. The YMCA or The Y, is a great example of the type of establishment that is well rounded in offering your child an array of activities to keep them occupied while stimulating their minds. What’s also great about a program like The Y, is it offers awesome activities while kid’s are young but when they reach a certain age some are provided with the opportunity of their first summer jobs. Being a camp counselor, or whatever unique title the position is given, opens a whole new door of teaching responsibility and just becoming a rounded person which of course leads to a successful human being with is what? The ultimate goal.

Pregnant Mom Fired after Robbed at Gunpoint takes her Job back


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Pregnant woman, Marissa Holcomb, fired from her manager position at Popeyes in Channelview, Texas after she refused to pay back money that had been stolen in a robbery on March 31, 2015

A pregnant woman fired for refusing to reimburse nearly $400 in cash stolen by an armed robber at a Texas Popeyes joint in Texas can have her job back, local reports said.

Shortly after Marissa Holcomb went public with what she believed was a wrongful termination, the owner of the Channelview franchise called and said sorry.

“He just apologized and pretty much offered me if I wanted to go back to his business and work there again,”

he Georgia-based Popeyes chain does not operate the indepently-run Channelview locale, but the company’s CEO, Cheryl Bachelder, offered her own apologies to Holcomb in a statement released on Wednesday.

“We have spoken to the local franchise owner of the restaurant, and he has taken immediate action to reach out to the employee to apologize and rectify the situation. While the facts are

gathered, we will closely monitor this until it is appropriately resolved. We deeply regret the distress this situation has caused,” Bachelder wrote.

“Everybody loves Raymond” child star dies from Apparent Suicide

The Everybody Loves Raymond actor, who played Geoffrey Barone on the show, killed himself while visiting family in Texas.

Madylin Sweeten sister said, “This morning a terrible family tragedy occurred. We are devastated to report that our beloved brother, son, and friend took his own life.”

Madylin posted on Facebook on Thursday afternoon … “At this time I would like to encourage everyone to reach out to the ones you love. Let them have no doubt of what they mean to you.”

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at

1 (800) 273-8255.

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