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How I Spend My Days When The Kids are Away

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Summer camp… a time for fun, friends and non-stop laughter. I love everything about it, but most of all, I love that it’s happening outside of my home, all three of my kids are there and I have 8 solid hours of quiet in my home, five times a week.  So what’s a Mom to do with an empty house? This Summer, I’m dedicating an hour (or two) of each day to me. I’m getting my relaxation on. Here’s how I’ve been spending my days when the kids are away.

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SHOPPING

I headed to my local Walmart store ALL ALONE.  Ahh… no wrangling kids, no “buy me this, buy me this”, just me, my shopping cart and a store I can get lost in.  It was paradise. I was able to look at whatever I wanted. I walked up and down the aisles and discovered new products like Canada Dry Ginger Ale and Lemonade™.  My two favorite drinks together, in one bottle. It combines Ginger Ale made from real ginger with lemonade made with real juice. I couldn’t help but imagine myself sitting by the pool, with a cool glass of Canada Dry Ginger Ale and Lemonade, relaxing.  So I grabbed two bottles and headed home.

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READING

I’ve always loved books but on most days, I don’t have the time to read.  My unread book collection had been piling up. So I finally pulled one off of the shelf, dusted it off and read over 100 pages. It was heavenly.  No one was asking me for juice, or whining in the background. Just me, the chirping birds, my book and my Canada Dry Ginger Ale and Lemonade in hand.   I have to say, it does taste just as good as it sounds.  It’s so refreshing and crisp. It’s the perfect way to unwind.

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RELAXING BY THE POOL

I found a new favorite place to sit this Summer… by the pool.  The Summer days are so hot and it gives me the opportunity to soak up some Vitamin D and then cool off with a swim.  It’s the perfect place to read, take a nap and enjoy every minute of “me time” that I’ve been given this Summer. With my book and my favorite snack and drink nearby, I have everything I need.   It’s been easy to get lost in the silence.

I’m enjoying every minute of Summer so far and I hope you are too. Make sure to relax and make time for yourself.  You deserve it!

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I love everything about Summer. I have 8 solid hours of quiet in my home, five times a week. Here's how I've been spending my days when the kids are away.

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  • Jessica
    July 11, 2018

    Relaxing by the pool never gets old for me. I don’t even have to take a dip but still it’s all good.

  • Gerome of G&D Blog
    July 2, 2018

    It’s glad to hear that you were able to find a “Me-time” for yourself. It’s definitely a great way to just chill-ax in your back yard, and heck yeah to pool fun! <3

    -Gerome of G&D Blog
    https://www.gdblog.net

  • Vaishali
    July 2, 2018

    I need a Sunday spent like this/.

  • Novel Blondes
    July 1, 2018

    Unfortuntately I get too wrapped in trying to do everything that needs to be taken care of when they aren’t around and I forget to just RELAX! You’re setting a good example for me!

  • The Beauty Flicks
    July 1, 2018

    I don’t have children yet but I will follow this routine whenever I have my kids.

  • Kelly
    June 30, 2018

    Beautiful back yard. Every mom needs a day off so they can relax. Oh and never heard of that flavor of Canada dry – I am going to look for it next time I go shopping.

  • Cat Uy
    June 30, 2018

    hope i also have the luxury of being alone and resting all day while drinking that canada dry. that will be so awesome.

  • Jenn
    June 30, 2018

    Looks fabulous! I have a few of these days upcoming and just may need to get myself a treat too!

  • Pujarini
    June 30, 2018

    Good to see that you are enjoying yourself.

  • Dana Brillante-Peller
    June 30, 2018

    Relaxing by the pool with a refreshing drink is all I want to do this summer. Maybe even add a little alcohol to it just to spice things up.

  • Lauren
    June 29, 2018

    Your summer days sound delightful! I’m
    enjoying my kid free time while my kids are at camp as well!

  • dirtanddiapers
    June 29, 2018

    Haven’t tried that yet but it sounds delicious. I don’t have a pool but I do love to unwind with a book and a bath bomb!

  • What Corinne Did
    June 29, 2018

    That is the best way to spend sunday honestly! I wish i had a pool to relax by! but yeah, a drink and a book make for the perfect evening!

  • Meygan
    June 29, 2018

    This is so awesome! I don’t have kids yet, but once I do, I will definitely follow suit. 🙂

  • Meygan
    June 29, 2018

    This is amazing! I don’t have kids yet, but once I do, I will definitely follow suit.

  • Ruth I.
    June 29, 2018

    Interesting drink! I hope we have it here so I can try. This is the perfect way to relax!

  • Christiana Acha
    June 29, 2018

    I could really use this ginger ale drink right now, this looks so refreshing plus having it by the pool is just the perfect combo.

  • Adaezeboltbethel
    June 29, 2018

    Yes! This is a boss mum, living her best life when the kids are away. Hoping to experience motherhood soon.

  • Vanessa Price
    June 29, 2018

    Awesome! Going to Target or Trader Joe’s alone is like a vacation haha

  • Rachel
    June 28, 2018

    I dream of the day where I can read outside by the pool. I thought I was going to get to today, but as soon as I got settled, my youngest was on to the next thing.

  • Ryann
    June 28, 2018

    Relaxing by the pool sounds like my dream when my kids are away!! So fun!

  • Nicole Lutzy - mama to 6 blessings
    June 28, 2018

    I would have no clue what to do because with 6 kids that does not happen in my home. If a miracle happened I would lounge in my pool too!

  • Marcie
    June 28, 2018

    I’m a bit jealous of your relaxing kid-free time! I’d LOVE to lounge by the pool where kids didn’t need me! And your Canada Dry looks so refreshing!

  • Annette Dattilo
    June 28, 2018

    Fun post! Isn’t it funny how we revert to the simple things in life when we finally get the chance to do whatever we want. I can totally relate. I have not seen the ginger ale/lemonade combo, but it sounds awesome. I will need to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  • Ashley R.
    June 28, 2018

    I always drink Ginger Ale when I’m not feeling well… but this looks super yummy. Definitely going to try it!

  • Meg
    June 28, 2018

    I didn’t realize Canada Dry came in half lemonade! Sounds yummy! Enjoy your free time!

  • Angie
    June 28, 2018

    Oh man, I wish I could sit by a pool and read… Plus that Canada Dry looks good, I’ve never mixed lemonade and ginger-ale before, but I’ll bet I’d dig it.

  • Catalina
    June 28, 2018

    I would do these activities, too! Shopping is the best way to spend my time alone.

  • Rebecca Hicks
    June 28, 2018

    I didn’t know Canada Dry had a Lemonade version now. That sounds SO good! I love me a slightly sparkling drink, and I’m sure the soda with the real lemon juice just hit the spot. I’ll have to check it out!

  • Kim
    June 28, 2018

    This look so refreshing and a MUST, I wish I enjoyed ginger ale more. I would definitely give it a try if I did.

  • Kiwi
    June 28, 2018

    I am so happy you had you much needed mommy free time to yourself. When I get back to the states I would love to try the new gingerale lemonade!

  • betzy cuellar
    June 28, 2018

    One of the things I want to ensure we do as a couple before the baby is to relax. In all honesty, I have being wanting to head to the pool to enjoy the sun and water.

  • Ricci
    June 28, 2018

    I’ve had my eye on that gingerly with lemonade and now I want to try it for real! LOL! I love relaxing by the pool with a good book as well, that’s my kind of afternoon!!

  • Angela Ricardo Bethea
    June 28, 2018

    Lemonade and Ginger Ale, quite an interesting mix. I bet it would taste great. Hopefully, it’s in our stores so we can try this someday.

  • Vyjay Rao
    June 28, 2018

    Nice to see you taking some well-needed break. Shopping freely is indeed a therapeutic experience. I can see the Canada Dry Ginger Ale and Lemonade has been an able ally in your relaxation.

  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh
    June 28, 2018

    That looks like a great way to enjoy your “me time”. I need to have more time to myself like that. It’s a great way for moms to recharge.

  • Kusum
    June 28, 2018

    Relaxing by the pool has got to be the highlight, it can be so refreshing! And a ginger ale to go with it, yes please.

  • Chubskulit Rose
    June 28, 2018

    I have never tried ginger ale in my life, can you believe that? I should try it , I’m curious!

  • Akamatra
    June 28, 2018

    It’s always nice to have some time for ourselves right? I love to walk and crochet when I can

  • Shanab
    June 28, 2018

    Sounds like a divine way to pass the time and a well deserved break indeed. I haven’t tried Canada dry yet but will do so when I get the chance.

  • Stephanie Pass
    June 28, 2018

    I just love Canada Dry, so I was excited to see this one as lemonade is also a favorite. I love the tart and tanginess of this one. I think it would go great as a base for some party punches.

  • Angela Ricardo Bethea
    June 28, 2018

    That’s quite a refreshing drink though I’ve never had this one before. It’s great to have a break every now and then that’s why we should enjoy the most of it.

  • Evelyn, PathofPresence
    June 28, 2018

    For mom’s ofnbusy children, time alone is GOLDEN. Relaxation is key to rejuvenation. The ginger ale lemonade looks delicious and perfect to accompany your quest! ? Enjoy!!

  • Lala Kerry
    June 28, 2018

    Lemonade is one of my favorite drink! How relaxing it is to spend yourself alone for a while. Just enjoying the time without any disturbance.

  • Cris
    June 28, 2018

    These are some great tips. I will share this with my sister in law, she could really use some days without the kids 🙂

  • Amy
    June 28, 2018

    I’ve never tried Canada Dry! But I do love ginger ale and it sounds super yummy with the lemon! I wish I could lay by the pool and drink some!! 😀

  • Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    June 27, 2018

    Your “me time” sounds perfect! I forgot how much I love Canada Dry Ginger Ale. Thanks for the reminder!

  • Terri Steffes
    June 27, 2018

    I love your choices! I am a big reader, too. I can’t wait to try this as I adore lemonade and I know I would like a fizzy version!

  • Tara
    June 27, 2018

    My kids are pretty much too old for camp. Then again I have lots of time to relax since they are so independent. I love club soda and lemon juice or lime juice, I’m sure I would also love this version of Canada Dry.

  • Pam
    June 27, 2018

    Ginger ale and lemonade? This sounds like a drink that my son would really enjoy. HEs always been a fan of Canada Dry.

  • Tasheena
    June 27, 2018

    These are amazing tips! I can’t wait to try this Canada Dry. It looks so refreshing. I hope my local stores have some in stock.

  • wendy
    June 27, 2018

    Glad you get the chance to relax a bit too when the kids are away. Pool and drinks look refreshing.

  • Tamara
    June 27, 2018

    This is my first summer with two in camp and I have so much free time! School was only six hours and only five hours of free time factoring in the transportation and waiting aspects. Camp? 8 whole hours! Also, this is a great combo. I love Ginger Ale and I love lemonade. What a win.

  • Jean Exum Sauban
    June 27, 2018

    I used to LOVE plain ginger ale, but now that I’m on the Keto diet, I don’t really do anything with sugar anymore… 🙁 However, I’m sure it tasted every bit as refreshing as you described. And reading by the pool without anyone to bug sounds like a fantastic way to check out for a little bit. Great idea! Thanks!

  • mj
    June 27, 2018

    Oh! Reading by the pool is my favorite thing to do this summer. And, Ginger Ale with lemonade could be my second favorite thing especially if there was some vodka in there 🙂

  • Ally
    June 27, 2018

    I love reading! That would be my ideal way to relax if my son was away, there’s nothing better than reading page after page without interruption.

  • April A Decheine
    June 27, 2018

    I would love to mix this up with Vodka for my evening cocktail. I usually do Vodka and lemonade, this would add the sparkle that I love.

  • Caroline
    June 27, 2018

    This looks lovely and refreshing! Parked by the pool is a great way to enjoy those summer days 🙂

  • Kristen K
    June 27, 2018

    What a wonderful way to spend the day, and ginger ale lemonade sounds fantastic! Enjoy those days by the pool while you can.

  • Melissa Chapman
    June 27, 2018

    We all love our kids but it is nice when they are away once in a while for me and us time. I have to try that ginger ale it sounds like a great mix.

  • Sam | Away She Went
    June 27, 2018

    Sitting by the pool with a book and a drink sounds like the perfect way to spend the day! I really want to try that Ginger Ale and Lemonade now! It sounds so refreshing!

  • Heidi
    June 27, 2018

    Enjoy your time alone! It’s so nice to put your feet up and relax when the kids are away. I haven’t tried that ginger ale, but it looks delicious!

  • Anosa Malanga
    June 27, 2018

    Oh wow, what a great way to pamper yourself. This is right, give yourself some free time to do the things that would make you relax.

  • Brit Strawbridge
    June 27, 2018

    Sounds wonderful! I wish I could lounge by a pool!! & I love a good ginger ale drink!

  • Alli Smith
    June 27, 2018

    I have got to try this. It’s my two favorite flavors together and I could see myself using this to make punch or signature drinks for summer parties.

  • Candy
    June 27, 2018

    Good for you getting to enjoy some free time. Reading with a tall glass of lemonade would be my choice. Enjoy while you can.

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