By Gabrielle

Tomorrow is the last day of school. Which means: It’s summertime! Which means: Bored kids! Are you ready?

If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, don’t despair. Amy Christie, a long-time Design Mom crafter, just sent me the link to a new subscription service she launched called The Goods. And it seems like the perfect antidote to summer vacation boredom! Oh. And you can try it for free!

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Amy told me she thinks summertime is magical. The weather, the flowers. Schedules are lax and moods are laid back. But as the mother of 3 very young kids, she also knows that summer poses a challenge for parents and caregivers of children: how do we fill all that time and prep all those meals?


So Amy created The Goods hoping it would be a way to help. She’s put together several subscription options that offer support for summer break, including these two:

1) Summer Making is a 10-week email subscription of projects children can do. Each email delivers four projects, printable, illustrated directions, a printable materials list and links to materials for purchase. When the emails arrive, decide what you and yours want to make and do it! The Goods offer subscriptions for two age groups: 2-5 years and 6-12 years.

2) Summer Lunching is a 10-week email series to help with lunch menu planning. Combining the favorite recipes of your home with two new recipes each week, no one will go hungry. Subscribers receive printable recipe cards, a printable menu planner and printable pantry/grocery checklists.


Sounds awesome, right? Want to try it for free? Follow this link and sign up to receive one set of projects at no cost, sent directly to your inbox. Four projects with printable, illustrated directions, a printable materials checklist and links to materials.

I love this idea so much! Sometimes, the best gift is when someone else does the thinking for you. You know what I mean? If you are stressing about summertime, or you’re just looking for something fun to do with your kids, check out The Goods!

Photo credits: The Goods