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Summer Harrisburg Clubs for Kids

canooeingIt’s time to think about the summer. The kids are with me for a long stretch of time and I simply don’t have the cash to take them away anywhere. So I’ve just started looking around for local options. Thankfully there seem to be a few.

Clubs in the region will be opening ponds, streams and grounds for local kids to frolic and enjoy lots of outdoor activities – the perfect antidote to my three boys’ massive energy! Registrations are just beginning and I’m going to get in there! My philosophy is, the more exhausted they are, the better off for everyone!

This year there are some great opportunities for nine to sixteen year olds (which more or less covers all three of my boys). The Capital Area Sportsmen for Youth Field Day on June 14 will make a great weekend activity – starts at 7 30 and ends at 3 00pm. Thankfully I’m past the days of early risers so we’ll probably find ourselves there at around 11. It’s perfect – especially for my oldest who is constantly complaining we only do stuff for the younger ones. They are going to do shooting, canoeing, fishing, archery and more. He’ll definitely have fun there.

So it’s a start. I’m going to keep my eyes peeled though for more Harrisburg clubs and their activities to keep boys busy and active this summer.

Bringing in Extra Income

cashI’ve recently begun seeking out opportunities to make extra income. I have a lot of expenses coming up with the kids and I need to stop feeling panic every time my mortgage is due. I’ve seen a few online opportunities but I’m not sure I can find something that is in complete sync with my skill set.

I did some research and it seemed like the most methodical way of doing this is figuring out my skills and then seeing what work is out there. I like the idea of working from home but I’m not the best writer or editor. However, maybe I can do some telesales job? There was something interesting at Carnival Cruise Lines so I may apply that.

Later on in my research, I found something interesting with Primerica. When I did a web search I found their mission statement to be most appropriate for my needs: “to help families earn more income become properly protected, debt free and financially independent.” Debt free alone sounded good to me!

There’s also a job I’m qualified for going at Panera Bread nearby. Problem is it’s nights. I can do it – it’s a baking opportunity – but I’m not sure I want to commit to nights. I used to work nights and it was tough, especially with a day job. But I guess I’ll think about it.

Hopefully something will come up with Primerica – it seems that there are a lot of like-minded individuals working for that company who have the same requirements as me. We’ll see. I’ll start applying and then hope for the best.