How do you create a fun routine for you and your family?

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Fun routine? Yes, I believe that we can create an enjoyable routine that is fun for everyone. We just have to be creative. How? Perhaps, you could create a nice schedule for you and your family about things that everyone enjoys, besides the regular commitments. For example: After I take care of all my regular chores, I try to incorporate a fun activity every evening with the kids and my husband to end the night on an enjoyable note. You may think that there is no time for it, but when you want something to happen, it can happen.

Your fun activity does not have to take much time, it could last an hour at the most. The point is to add some excitement to your schedule, and break the routine of the demanded tasks that you absolutely must perform (work, cook dinner, do the dishes, etc.). Some of the activities I add to my weekly schedule include (be as creative as possible): Puzzling Monday, Ice Creaming Tuesday, Dancing Wednesday, Thursday’s Art, and Friday Movie Night just to name a few of them. What do you think?

References:

http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/family_routines_creating_new_routines.html

http://singleparents.about.com/od/homelife/tp/Change_Your_Daily_Routine.htm

http://theideativeprocess.com/assemble/ten-ways-to-routinely-break-your-routine-%E2%80%93-and-to-do-it-vividly/

 

 

 


Importance of Staying Active with your Kids

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Sometimes, just to think that we have to pack many things for the kids just to go out to the park or an event, makes us think it twice. I understand this feeling one hundred percent, but I believe that staying at home with the kids is not the best option sometimes. Even if the weather is super hot or cold, just the simple action of leaving the house, breaks the routine for everyone.

Have you noticed that as soon as you go out the baby stopped crying, the kids suddenly were not whimpering, and you just felt like you were about to get a break? This is what I am talking about, a change creates a change.  Also, there are many supporting articles that encourage being active with your kids to reduce some illnesses, obesity, and idle time to improve health in general. I think that it all depends on you, what you do with your time, and your attitude towards it. Here are a few tips that inspired me to do it:

http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/fitness-staying-active-when-you-have-young-children#

http://kidshealth.org/parent/nutrition_center/staying_fit/active_kids.html

http://www.pbs.org/parents/food-and-fitness/sport-and-fitness/keep-kids-active/

http://www.parents.com/fun/sports/exercise/active-family/

What do you think or what do you do?