It’s summer. Days are long. Nights are warm. The kids are out of school. And there’s just too much beach going, pool swimming, fruit picking, firefly watching and other summer fun happening to be tied to the computer.
So, I’m declaring a blog-cation until August 1st. I won’t blog regularly, but maybe occasionally. And only if I feel like it. I’ll fall way behind on my blog reading and commenting. I won’t check Facebook. I won’t tweet (but how often do I do that anyway?). I’ll just have lots of lazy fun with my two curious kids.
In parting, here are a couple of pictures from our recent cherry picking adventure. We picked 8.25 pounds and canned 15 half pints of jam. There were enough cherries leftover for eating and making a cherry pie. Yum!
Published by Kirsten W. Larson
Kirsten W. Larson used to work with rocket scientists at NASA. Now she writes books for curious kids. She’s the author of WOOD, WIRE, WINGS: Emma Lilian Todd Invents an Airplane, illustrated by Tracy Subisak (Calkins Creek, 2020), A TRUE WONDER: The Comic Book Her Who Changed Everything, illustrated by Katy Wu (Clarion, 2021); THE FIRE OF STARS: The Life and Brilliance of the Woman Who Discovered What Stars are Made of, illustrated by Katherine Roy (Chronicle, 2023), THIS IS HOW YOU KNOW, illustrated by Cornelia Li (Little, Brown, 2024) and THE LIGHT OF RESISTANCE, illustrated by Barbara McClintock (Roaring Brook, 2023) along with 25 other nonfiction books for kids. She's a geek, LEGO lover, and sock enthusiast. Find her at kirsten-w-larson.com or on Twitter/Instagram @KirstenWLarson.
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18 thoughts on “Blog-cation”
Wise move. Enjoy your blog-cation! (I, too will be blog-cationing for at least the first 3 weeks of July.)
Enjoy your blog-cation, Beth. It’s so freeing to turn all the technology off.
A great decision and one the boys will certainly support. Enjoy those cherries!
enjoy your time off! i need to free myself of blogging and Facebook for sure. Also want to be able to more fully enjoy my weekends. cool you made cherry jam. we picked 12lbs of strawberries several weeks ago, and made strawberry jam. unfortunately half my jam turned out a little runny still haven’t gotten around to fixing it. happy summer!
I will also be taking a blog cation. Not sure at this point for how long. “Annie’s Special Day” is coming out slowly. Still the delays keep happenin’ lol.
Enjoy your time with the boys. They are only young once.
Have a fun blog-cation. The summer sun also calls to me!
Your boys are going to be glad about your blogcation! I hope you have a terrific summer. I won’t take a blogcation, but I might as well. I’m doing rewrites and can’t blog much while doing them. Have a wondrous time. Will miss you and Perfect Picture Book Friday though. xoxo
Oh yes, Kirsten…what a great idea! Much less screen time and much more kid time sounds like the best plan to me. 🙂
Thanks for sharing the photos of the cherry picking…reminds me of our blueberry picking many years ago.
Have a fun time, Kristen! I’ll be having one soon too, a long one 🙂
Have a good one! I think I will be too, though am currently waiting for summer and sunshine to get here…ah, Vancouver, sometimes it’s hard to love it here…
Well that’s just the pits! lol. I will miss your posts – have lots of fun!
Enjoy your time with your kiddos! We will miss you, but hopefully see you from time to time 🙂 Have a wonderful wonderful summer!
I will miss you from not blogging, but hey, you are busy! It’s not you’re fault! Have fun with the kiddies! 🙂
Kirsten, I love your summer plans and I can’t believe you also participate in home canning! I love it! I think hot pepper jelly is still my favorite. But, I digress. YOU WON MY DEB LUND GIVEAWAY. So, when you can, email me at:: tracybermeo [at] verizon [dot] net and I’ll get your signed book to you via Deb.
HI Ms. Larson! I know you are on a blog – cation but my sister picked your name to win the copy of Night Buddies I was giving away on my blog! HA HA I see that you won something on Ms. Bermeo’s site too!! Please email me at erik (at) thiskidreviewsbooks (dot) com so I can send you the book 🙂
Yum! We did strawberries the other day. Enjoy your blog-cation! I’m thinking of doing the same for the month of July.
You’re doing the right thing, Kirsten—no guilt! Not only are you spending time with your curious beautiful boys, you’re also showing them how to set priorities. Oh, and don’t forget to add in some mom time, too! ; )
I love your title Kirsten! Hope you are enjoying your summer.