By Terri Mauro
My fellow moms and I liked to schedule up every minute of the kids' time so we'd make sure they were doing worthwhile things and staying busy ... but we learned, over the course of our "Camp Mom" time, that they really loved having a little time to just run around and be silly. That time was hard on the mom whose home was "Camp Mom" central -- me -- but necessary to the kids having the best time. Most of our "Camp Mom" time was spent upstairs in our kitchen, dining room, and living room, so the kids loved going to a downstairs family room and just hanging out by themselves. We let their backyard time be unstructured, too, with sidewalk chalk, bubbles to blow, and big cardboard blocks to build with.