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I wrote about setting priorities the other day, and to spend quality time with family is one I feel is important. In addition to having dinner together each night, each weekend my family committed to doing an activity together outside of the house. This past weekend, that activity was hiking and a picnic!
Make “dates” to spend quality time with your family
1. Agree as a family what activity you’ll be doing together.
2. Pack some drinks, snacks, and lunch to bring with you- but don’t overcomplicate.
Did you know September is National Organic month? I grabbed some Honest Tea® at Kroger via my local Ralph’s store and was excited to see they have special pricing 4 for $5 through October 24! Our favorite flavor is orange mango, but I also like the peach.
Until I found Honest Tea, the bottled tea drinks available were too sweet. Honest Tea is brewed with real tea leaves, just like you’d make at home. I love how this drink doesn’t taste artificial! As a perfect drink for everyone in the family to enjoy, I packed them to enjoy during our hike.
With our Honest Tea drinks ready to go, we were off. Since I have the pickiest eating kids on the planet, for activities like these it’s easier for us to grab take-out sandwiches based on each person’s preference, rather than having me make something different for each person in the family. This was our plan.
3. Set a time range for your family activity
Our activity was hiking in Palos Verdes, California at Portuguese Bend. We set a timeline for 3 hours which was good to tell the kids so they knew not to complain asking, “When are we going home?” As teens, they are fighting for their independence and we’re in a stage where they prefer hanging out without us! Sniff.
Each member of the family carried food & drinks to lighten the load for mom and dad.