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Six Fun Things to Do in September

By Isabel Kallman

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Yes, we’re half way through the month, but this is a new feature I just decided we’re going to be rolling out monthly. Yay!

1) Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th.
At my house we used to observe pirate night monthly. This year, Talk Like a Pirate Day falls on a Sunday, so go wild and make it a whole day of swashbuckling. We’ve got some easier and more intricate crafts to follow. But at least allow the kids to eat with their hand aye?

2) Pick up The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.
September is Self-Improvement Month, and though I think Gretchen Rubin would cringe thinking her book falls in the self-help genre, The Happiness Project has been transformative for me, much like reading Steven Covey’s First Things First was 15 years ago.

3) Watch the premiere of GLEE.
One of our favorite television shows returns for its second season on Tuesday, September 21 at 9pm EST. Don’t miss it. Set the DVR if you must.

4) Stare at the Harvest Moon.
The Harvest Moon is the full moon that occurs closest to the equinox in September and this year it falls on the 23rd. The Harvest Moon got its name from being the bright full moon at this time of year that allowed farmers to have extra time in their fields to gather their harvest.

5) Get out and play on Saturday, September 25th which is Worldwide Day of Play.
Nickelodeon TV channels and websites are going dark on the 25th from 12pm until 3pm to encourage kids to get up and play. Kids in 10 countries and every state across the U.S. are expected to participate in Nickelodeon’s seventh annual WWDP at more than 3,000 local events scheduled worldwide. In addition, from Sept 18 through the 26th, communities in every state across the country begin holding KaBOOM! Play Days to get their kids active outside. To find a play day near you, check out

6) Make an apple print backpack for your autumnal adventures
Follow our simple directions for this DIY project.

About the Author

Isabel Kallman

Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.


Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.

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