or at least I attempt to keep it all together…
I love summer time!! When my children were young a veteran mom reminded me… you only have 18 summers with your children, make the most of them. Summer is our favorite time of year! No school, no rushing here and there… well, there is still rushing but not near as much. We spend lots of time in the water- swimming in the pool, visiting the springs, going to the beach, we live in Florida so water is necessary in the summer for staying cool. Summers are for reconnecting; siblings playing late night card games, sleep overs with friends, and all the summer movies we can see!
During the school year my children have one job really- too be good student athletes (notice student before athlete) and keep their rooms clean. This may not sound like much but it encompasses quite a bit of activities and responsibilities and keeps us all busy. The slower pace of summer makes it a great time for some life skills lessons. We focus on things like budgeting, cooking, cleaning, car maintenance… ya know, life skills.
My oldest son just graduated high school and will be starting classes locally in the fall and has been working full time this summer. While he is embarking on adulthood the mommy in me still likes to make sure he is staying organized. He has a monthly calendar that hangs on his wall in his room… we fill it out with his expenses and plans at the beginning of each month, because he says planners are for girls. You can bet I use cute stickers from The Planning Circus to remind him of things like appointments, bills, trash day, car maintenance. He might think planners are for girls but stickers are for everyone!!!
My daughters are in the middle they are 15 and 13 they both have Happy Planners and we usually set aside time on Sundays to plan together. They love helping me create stickers and come up with cute Happy Planner kits. During the school year it’s all about school and their sports and activities but this summer you can find meal plans, to do lists, girls days, family funday stickers throughout their planner. My oldest daughter is trying out a hobonichi planner while my youngest daughter likes bullet journals the most. The thing I love about The Planning Circus is how the stickers can be used for ALL planner types.
Then there is the baby of my circus, he is 11 and always on the go. For him during the summer I use a weekly printable from Pinterst and we plan out his week together. His schedule mostly consists of his activities and chores. He has a student planner provided by his school that he uses during the school year but you can bet his sticker making mama includes a few student stickers in his planner each week.
PSA: Just because my kids have the calendar, planners, journals, and we use the stickers to help us stay organized. It does NOT mean things always work out. Life happens, things get busy, we play catch up, and things don’t get done. That’s ok too. This is just our attempt to keep things organized and what works for our household.
That’s a glimpse into my circus life and how I help my monkeys organize their lives.
Life is a circus,
-The Planning Circus
Super excited to share some FUNctional stickers with you for today’s new releases!!! While we have had fun sharing our weekly kits we decided to get back to the FUNctional business because that is what we do best. While we are some Happy Planner loving girls the FUNctional stickers are so versatile and can be used for so many different things and in so many different planners… we know LIFE IS A CIRCUS and The Planning Circus FUNctional stickers just make us feel like we have it all together.
Hope everyone is having a great week!!!
The Planning Circus
Life is a circus and we have so much to keep up with in our day to day lives! The Planning Circus just wants to help make this a little easier! This week we are featuring our new website design and to celebrate we have rolled out a BUNCH of new stickers!!! We have so many new stickers on the website now! There are new categories… new ways to search.. and new Circus Friends! You can find ALL of our new categories under our “MENU” tab, check back frequently because we are adding more everyday!
All of our FUNctional stickers can be found here…
We have added NEW weekly kits and check out our “Circus Friends” tab to see our NEWEST Circus member!! Melodie the Monkey!!! Melodie is an adorable little monkey with a pink bow who, like the rest of us, is just trying to keep it together! Be sure to check out her adorable collection!
We also have a new kit available featuring our original monkey, Max. Check out our new kit, “Max Goes to the Circus” This kit contains four brightly colored pages for only $12!!
We have also added a great selections of bows, color blogs, flags, and banners… check these out!
There is so much to see!!! Come check us out!!!
The Planning Circus