Monday, August 4, 2014

What to do when it's just. too. hot.

It's that time again. What time? Summer in Oklahoma time. Now, don't get me wrong, we've actually been incredibly fortunate to have an inordinately LOW number of days in the triple digits, but it's officially August and we know our luck is waning.

I've spent a good portion of the Summer with a broken car air conditioner so I've been accutely aware of how hot it's gotten already. Thankfully it works now, but let's be honest, moms. Sometimes the pool, splash pads, and lake aren't enough to cool us down and the mere thought of having to go outside is excrutiating!!

I've got some ideas for you to help beat the heat when it's just. too. hot. to go outside. Check out my segment from Tulsa Live:

First up, Tulsa has some amazing indoor amusement options if you can stand the walk to and from the car. One of our favorites: The Tulsa City-County Library

Another one we love is the Philbrook Museum. Every Second Saturday is free for the whole family and the museum is full of art and learning activities. This might be my favorite thing to do in Tulsa!

Or, check out the Tulsa Children's Museum - Discovery Lab. Relatively new to Tulsa, this amazing destination will keep your family occupied for hours, costs only $5 admission, AND has a splash pad out front if you're not completely over splash pads yet.

If you can't bear to even go outside, try some of these indoor activities, like making homemade silly putty,

or homemade paint with pantry items:

Do your kids like to cook? Is your body temperature rising as you even consider having to turn on the oven when it's sweaty hot outside? Try these super easy, yummy, and healthy protein balls. Your kids will have fun making them with you and you don't have to turn up the heat to do it! (I can get you the Arbonne powder if you don't have it, btw.)

What are you doing to beat the heat this Summer? Share your ideas in the comments!

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