Lyons Den Momby Kerry Lyons
- Simple tips for super snacking - healthy and delicious bites for kids on the go and at home
- Getting organized for back to school - how to get a handle on your little darlings paperwork
- Making the transition from crib to bed - helping your babies make the big leap
- Summer packing essential for a family getaway - getting all the essentials in for a gaggle of children
- Summer road trip survival tips - words of advice from a Mom of five
How many times have you said “if only there were more hours in the day?” And how many times have you vividly imagined all you might accomplish with those precious few extra hours? It recently dawned on me that the summer season gives us this gift of time. By its very virtue, summer provides extra hours of daylight – a few hours in the morning to get a jumpstart on the day and a few more in the evening to relax and unwind.
With a possible Lyons Den famine bearing down on us, I did what I had to do. I went to Costco. At 4:00 on Friday while the sun was shining and the pool was calling. As I crammed my protesting kids into the car (not all five of them, just the "big ones" while the "little ones" were napping), I could feel my temperature rise, my pulse quicken, my temperature shorten. I hate Costco. I love the pool. What in God's name was I doing?!
Well, if men are hunters and women are gatherers, I suppose I was gathering. Providing. That's what I was doing. At least that's what I told myself. I had to go to Costco and as it turns out, I had to spend $500 to stock our shelves, fill our pantry and ensure a good rotation of satisfactory snacks for my little campers. The dollar amount still shocks me. What did I get for $500, you may wonder? Well, quite a lot. I think it's fair to say we won't need snacks until September. And, we'll have some basic provisions for oh, perhaps a week or so. Since I've been told it's of interest, here's a quick glimpse of how we filled our cart...