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This week we are talking about stepping out of your comfort zone as a mom. Most of being a mom, is actually outside the comfort zone! It never fails that your child would have the stinkiest diaper while on the airplane, that your child gets sick in the middle of the grocery store or that your child says exactly what is on their mind to a complete stranger. The situations aren’t really a big deal, but given the choice probably something we would all rather avoid.
But what about your parenting? Do you step outside of your comfort zone? I think it’s really important to for your kids to see you try new things! Even if it is something that may frighten you – show your kids how to tackle their fears! Show them that it’s ok to act silly and have fun. You have this one life – experience it!
Plus, the more opportunities that you take the more of this world you get to show your child! Always having something ‘new’ to do is a great way to have family time! And for the older kids to want to spend time with their family! Plus, you will always have something to talk to at dinner time! :)
(This is the Lowe’s Build & Grow free project to create March 9th. It’s free to sign up but you will need to register!)
Now, having fun and doing things doesn’t have to be expensive! There are lots of free activities that you can do! Lowes offers free building classes for kids. You can go bike riding, hiking, or fishing. You can go support your local high school and watch the basketball or baseball games. Host a cookie decorating or a family game night. Really you are only limited to your own imagination!
Now it’s true that some family fun does cost money, but you can still save! Join sites like Living Social or Groupon. You will get emails pertaining to where you live. I love these sites because not only can you save big on some really cool trips and fun activities but I’ve found awesome things to do that I never knew existed! Sometimes it is amazing that some really awesome businesses and adventures are right in your own backyard – and you didn’t even know it!
So this week – shock you kids! Do something that they would never have thought you would do. Share with them the experiences just waiting for them.
P.S. I’m working on a really cool project to share with you so you can keep track of your adventures! And I will be sure to start sharing my families adventures with you! :)