Here’s a few things I’ve been up to over at my Babble column, Take it From Marie, as well as the New Home Ec channel where I contribute. Happy Saturday!

  • Summer Olympic Games for Kids: The Olympics are upon us. Time for the world to gather, compete, and enjoy in the athletic awesomeness! If you plan to host a little party or junior Olympics of your own, check out these ideas out!

  • Bizarre Olympic Souvenirs: From the Hipster Olympics to bizarre souvenirs and trinkets, the London 2012 Olympics do not disappoint. Make sure to see all the crazy here!

  • 3 Tips for Taking the Kids to the Beach: We have a fun little beach near us and we go a couple times a week. We love the water, sand, and sun. But it can be a little tricky to make it back home with no blood, sweat, and tears after 3 hours. So here are a few tips I’ve learned to help keep you staying sane!

  • 10 Ways to Read all Summer Long: We’re about halfway through summer and trying to read everyday. To help us keep up this habit, here are 10 tips perfect for implementing the next few weeks!

  • 11 Ways to Craft Sunflowers for Summer: Sunflowers are all about summer, with their big yellow petals and cheery faces. Here’s a few ways to craft with them, helping bring them indoors for summer.

What have you been up to so far this summer? Share your links in the comments!