Parenting Weekend

Saturday List

July 30, 2022


G has gymnastics. I will be bringing the other two with me to spectate. Maybe I will try to get them to do a few pages of their school packets while there. I will be reading The Hotel Nantucket which is juicy + fun so far.

Back to school shopping. Tax-free shopping time! Probably at Target.

Back to school shopping for SHOES. Dare we attempt the mall? Maybe. Or DSW.

Nike Flex Runner shoes = house favorite (no laces, comfortable, reasonably durable though C destroys EVERY PAIR OF SHOES)

To Do:

Order uniform shirts (after taking inventory of what we have . . . which is a lot but some of it is in poor condition)

Order uniform bottoms (Gap / Lands End probably)

Order groceries + meal plan

Workout – a strength for runners on the Peloton app plus maybe 20-30 min yoga

Think about / brainstorm August goals

Happy hot & summery Saturday!


  • Reply Laura July 30, 2022 at 9:08 am

    Oh my goodness we get the Nike flex too for the 7-year-old and he managed to use a brand new pair to skid brake on his bike and tore up the front…every pair it is something!

  • Reply Kristie July 30, 2022 at 9:08 am

    I’m also reading Hotel Nantucket right now and loving it! Perfect summer read. I appreciate all your book recs! I have quite the list of holds at the library which should keep me occupied this fall.

    I also have 3 school aged kids and struggle with the shoe shopping. I love the selection on Zappos, but I find it often takes several tries before I get the right size, fit, etc. I like DSW but find their selection lacking if I’m looking for a specific shoe that fits school guidelines. I was just thinking the other day that I might buy one of those contraptions to measure their feet at home instead of guessing based on their last pair of shoes.

    Have a good weekend!

    • Reply Sarah S. July 30, 2022 at 1:48 pm

      I bought one of the foot measuring contraptions and it one of my favorite household items. I got a cheap plastic one online, purchased in a time of desperation early in the pandemic. It is great. No more ordering several sizes! No more guessing at snow boot sizes! If my kids know what they want I can just order a single pair online and be done with it. Even ordering a couple of options doesn’t irk me as much when I know they’re the right size. Highly recommend!

      • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger July 30, 2022 at 2:07 pm

        I might have to do this!!!

  • Reply Irene July 30, 2022 at 9:25 am

    I started reading American Royals after you mentioned it, so addictive and definitely a candy book but that’s all I am up for these days. Will have to check out some others from your recent reads!

    I find bringing my 7 year old along for the younger ones activities Is fine but bringing the 4 year old to wait for the older one is painful for everyone..

  • Reply Lori C July 30, 2022 at 10:19 am

    This post is a nice reminder that school is fast approaching!! We love the flex sneakers too, and thus reminds me we are due for new ones. Enjoy your Saturday! We are headed to a picnic event in our local park later today. Live music and free food, plus kids can run wild = SCORE

  • Reply CBS July 30, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    How many sets of uniforms do you tend to have, Sarah? I have 6 tops, bottoms, and 3 sweaters but only because they were quite expensive, might try and pick some used ones.

    T is also a destroyer of shoes. He needs plain black leather ones for school, and I give it a month before they are wrecked. I bought the adidas ones and we’ll see how they hold up, but it’s expensive and annoying.

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger July 30, 2022 at 2:07 pm

      I’m going through them now! Thankfully I’m finding a decent number of pieces that are still good for use this year. 5-6 per kid is good. Our uniforms are just t shirts or polos and solid bottoms (bottoms can be any brand) in certain colors. Plus a PE t shirt and field trip shirt.

      • Reply CBS July 31, 2022 at 4:15 am

        That’s good. Ours are white, baby blue, or navy polos, with black or grey bottoms (any brand but not joggers). I got navy as we don’t wear enough whites to ever have a full load / I think they get dingy fast. It’s a public school so they keep it decently accessible to folks.

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