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Aug 08,2019

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How to make lasting memories with your family!

Bills, deadlines, sleep deprivation…three things that make our stomachs churn with anxiety. You are a hard-working and busy adult! Although the stress can begin to pile up, one thing that will stand the test of time is spending family time together.  Spending time with the ones we love most has many health benefits. From confidence building to establishing an unbreakable connection and bond, by taking time out of your busy schedule to spend with family, you are not only growing closer but establishing health benefiting habits that will contribute to your overall long-term health. While you are busy planning your kids’ schedules, making all your meetings and being the #boss that you are, here are some tips to keep in mind that will contribute to making lasting memories with your family!

  1. Be intentional

This is arguably one of the most important pieces of advice. Anybody can plan “just because they can.” For the memories that will make the most impact, take time to go the extra mile to ensure all the finer details are in order. The more time and effort you put in, the better the outcome. Your family will appreciate the effort and you will be beaming with pride when you see just how much fun they are all having. 

  1. Take turns deciding how you’ll spend time together

We all know how important it is to allow children to celebrate their independence by allowing them to make their own decisions. This same rule applies to each of your family members. When deciding how to spend time together making memories, allow each person in your family to put their two cents in by deciding how they think the family should spend their time making memories. A fun suggestion would be to rotate through each of the members of your family and allow them to call the shots when it is their turn.

  1. Exaggerate and celebrate the “small” things

The small victories we accomplish are the steps to our big goals. Whether you are celebrating your son achieving a gold star on his assignment or celebrating your wife for achieving a project at work, take the time to celebrate these small (but large) things. This shows your family that you are invested in their success and are actively routing for their achievements. These things may seem small to others but most of the time they are a big deal to the person who is working to achieve them.

  1. Highlight the victories and help them through their times of need

There will be good days and bad days. It is our job as family members to be there through every step of the way. There will be times where we are at our lowest points and times where we reach our highest peaks. One of the best ways to bond with your family members is to establish a place of safety and comfort.  A place where each of your family members can celebrate their successes and be consoled during their times of need.

  1. Experience new activities together

Experiencing a new adventure is a great way to heighten the senses and make lasting memories. Doing this with family is a great way to create a lasting impact. Some ways to do this are to establish goals together as a family and work toward them together, try new restaurants, see new places together or simply shake up your weekly routine with something new!

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Aug 02,2019

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Fun Ways to Keep Your Child Entertained!

The last couple of months of summer are here which means the kids might be dreading the back to school days. Are you running out of ways to keep them entertained? Here are four simple, fun, and FREE ways to keep your child entertained without them using any form of screen or electronic device!

 

  1. Create SLIME!

The craft sensation that swept the nation! Children everywhere are loving this quick and entertaining craft. Your kids will be entertained for hours by making and playing with some slime! We have found a great recipe (literally) for success to keep your kids playing all day!

  1. In one bowl mix 1 oz. glue (about ¼ of the glue bottle) and ¼ cup water. If you want colored slime, add food coloring to the glue and water mixture. Lift some of the solution out of the container with the stir stick and note what happens.
  2. Add ¼ cup of Sodium Tetraborate (Borax) Solutionto the glue and water mixture and stir slowly.
  3. The slime will begin to form immediately. Lift some of the solution with the stir stick and observe how the consistency has changed from Step 1.
  4. Stir as much as you can, then dig in and knead it with your hands until it gets less sticky. This is a messy experience but is necessary because it
    allows the two compounds to bond completely. Don’t worry about any
    leftover water in the bowl; just pour it out.
  5. When not in use, store the slime in a plastic bag in the fridge to keep it
    from growing mold.

Source: https://www.homesciencetools.com/article/how-to-make-slime/ 

  1. Design a fun scavenger hunt

Have a blast designing a scavenger hunt that leads to all sorts of prizes and goodies! TheSpruce.com is an excellent source for all things involved in making your home the best place to be! Here, they provide many great tips on various ways to entertain your children. If you are short on clues, head to the link below for some ideas!

Source: https://www.thespruce.com/indoor-treasure-hunt-for-children-1695332

  1. Build a fort

Everyone loves a fun ‘ol fashioned fortnight! This is an exciting and educative way to get the kids involved in skill-building and problem-solving. It is also rewarding for them because they get a super fun fort at the end! Gather up all those old blankets and pillows, chairs and cardboard boxes and build a fort that the kids will never want to take down!

  1. Have a DIY craft day

For the days where you want to let your kids run wild with imagination, crafting is the perfect solution! We have compiled a few websites full of fun and easy DIY projects you can do at home with the kids. This is a great way to keep them busy with fun and entertainment while you can bond and spend time together!

https://www.thebudgetdiet.com/45-diy-fun-summer-projects-to-do-with-your-kids

https://diyprojects.com/diy-kids-crafts-under-hour/

https://diyprojects.com/fun-arts-crafts-for-kids/

https://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/packages/rainy-day-diy-craft-projects-for-kids

 

Just because summer is coming to an end that doesn’t mean that the fun must end! There are still many fun days ahead and we hope you can take advantage of the last few months of summer and have a blast with these activities!

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