The Big Latch On 2015

On Saturday I attended a fun event of global proportions! Ok, really it was an event taking place all over the world as a kick off to World Breastfeeding Week. The Big Latch On  is where groups of breastfeeding moms get together at a set time and have their babies latch and breastfeed for an entire minute. The number of mommies and babies breastfeeding is recorded in hopes to break a record! It’s a neat way to kick off World Breastfeeding Week and is even cooler to be a part of a world-wide community of moms!

Baby G eating at  The Big Latch On. As you can tell, he is still learning to nurse the right way after his lip/tongue tie fix.

Baby G eating at The Big Latch On. As you can tell, he is still learning to nurse the right way after his lip/tongue tie fix.

The Big Latch On is a way to show support for breastfeeding families and communities and places that support breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is not just about mommy and baby, its about the community they are surrounded by as well. Studies show that if moms have a supportive community (especially their partners) breastfeeding is significantly more successful! But mainly The Big Latch On is an big overall event that helps communities create their own event to show support for breastfed moms and families.

I went to an event at BabyEarth. You probably have heard of it because it has a HUGE online presence in the baby world, but it has an actual store front too! And it’s seriously only like 10 miles from my house! How lucky am I?! (Now that I actually typed that, I’m wondering why I don’t go there more often!) They had quite a few information booths set up, adorable goodie bags for all the moms, and a whole bunch gifts that they raffled off, and guess what!? Baby G and I won!

Baby G and I were very excited to win a set of Phillips Avent bottles.

Baby G and I were very excited to win a set of Phillips Avent bottles.

Brian-The Birth Guy was also there helping with the raffle and giving some helpful breastfeeding tips for moms. Yes, a dude, talking about breastfeeding and giving great information…who knew!? I don’t know much about him except that he is a doula based out of the San Antonio area and is the only male doula in the area. Cool! You can read more about him on his website.

Moms, dads and babies watching a learning signs from Amy at The Signing Connection.

Moms, dads and babies watching a learning signs from Amy at The Signing Connection.

I will be posting more about World Breastfeeding Week and just about breastfeeding in general all this week! So keep eyes on my blog and check out my Facebook page for helpful tips and links!

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Local Summer Events: July 2015

Local Summer Events

Wow! June is already over? Summer is going too fast! Let’s make the most of what’s left with some awesome events in the local Austin suburb area! Check these out!

Friday July 10

Toybrary Austin’s 2nd Birthday Party
10:00am-6:00pm
Come celebrate with FREE playtime, cake and balloons and get discounts on membership and birthday parties. Find out more here.

Cody Fisher- Magician
10:30am-11:30am
Hutto Public Library
This is Cody’s one man stand-up comedy magic show. Cody has performed this material in over 20 countries worldwide. It fits just about every situation and is perfect for audiences of all sizes. This fast-paced show uniquely combines hilarious stand up comedy with mind boggling magic in Cody’s very unique style. This is definitely NOT the same old stuff you’ve seen before!. Find out more here.

Music Under the Stars
6:00pm-9:00pm
Museum’s Lone Star Plaza
Enjoy a free concert for the whole family out on the plaza and cool off with drinks and more for sale. Brownout and Sweet Spirit will be playing. Find out more here.

Music in the Park
6:30pm-9:30pm
Pfluger Park
Bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, friends and neighbors for a free evening of music, entertainment and relaxation. With food for sale on site, head to the park after work, and leave the cooking to us! Find out more here.

Music on the Square
6:30pm-8:30pm
Georgetown Square
This summer, enjoy live music on the Courthouse Square each Friday night in the Music on the Square Summer Concert Series.Please bring your chair or blanket and pick up dinner at a downtown restaurant or bring a cooler (no glass please), Find out more here.

Movie in Fritz Park
Movie starts at Sundown
Fritz Park- Hutto
Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and movie snacks and enjoy a family fun movie, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. (PG) Find out more here.

Saturday July 11

Good Night Austin Story Time & Book Signing
10:00am-12:00pm
Kaleidoscope Toys
Goodnight Austin‘s author, Allison Amador and illustrator, Tammy Stanley will be at Kaleidoscope Toys for Story Time and Book Signing. Goodnight Austin is a 36-page, colorfully illustrated children’s book for all who love Austin, Texas. Goodnight Austin, A bedtime book for all who (heart) Austin.

PuppyPalooza
12pm-4pm
Wagner’s Backyard
Puppypalooza is a pup friendly event and will feature fun activities for your pups, cold drinks for the adults and fun for kids and dogs of all ages. Find out more here.

Austin Symphony Orchestra- Concert in the Park
7:30pm
Hartman Concert Park in front of the Long Center City Terrace
The Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park,” presented by the Austin Symphony Orchestra, brings together ardent enthusiasts and unwitting attendees alike just as similar events did in town centers years ago. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and blanket and make it a group outing. Find out more here.

Tuesday July 14

LEGO Mania and Family Game Day
5:00pm-7:00pm
Hutto Public Library
Come to the Library and spend a great evening enjoying LEGO Mania and to play board games with the family. Find out more here.

Wednesday July 15

Keep Austin Playing
3:00pm-7:00pm
Palmer Events Center
Bring your kids to enjoy all kinds of games and activities that will include a climbing rock wall, blow up baseball batting practice, obstacle courses, a bike rodeo and so much more! This is a completely free event designed for kids of all ages. Find out more here.

Pump It Up’s 15th Birthday Bash
4:00pm-6:00pm
Pump It Up
Help us celebrate Pump It Up’s 15th Birthday at our Birthday Bash. Bring the family to play for free & stay for cake! The first 100 kids to come play will receive a free Goodie Bag. Find out more here.

Thursday July 16

Nature Night
6:00pm-9:00pm
LBJ Wildflower Center
Join us for free family fun Thursday evenings this summer. Nature Nights are fun explorations of plants, animals, and the ecology of Central Texas. Each evening features interactive presentations, hikes with experts in their fields, and nature crafting for kids of all ages. Find out more here.

Summer Movies in the Park
Sunset (8:45pm)
Gazebo at San Gabriel Park-Georgetown
Join us in San Gabriel Park near the Gazebo for our FREE 2015 Summer Movies in the Park series! Movies begin at sunset (approximately 8:45 pm). Bring your blankets, folding chairs and picnics for fun for the entire family! find out more here.

Friday July 17

The Que Pastas
10:30am-11:30am
Hutto Public Library
The Que Pastas are a kindie (kid+indie=kindie) band based out of Austin. Formed around the core of songwriter Gene Davis and multi-instrumentalist Simon Flory. Find out more here.

Music Under the Stars
6:00pm-9:00pm
Museum’s Lone Star Plaza
Enjoy a free concert for the whole family out on the plaza and cool off with drinks and more for sale. Ben Kweller w/East Cameron Folkcore. Find out more here.

Music on the Square
6:30pm-8:30pm
Georgetown Square
This summer, enjoy live music on the Courthouse Square each Friday night in the Music on the Square Summer Concert Series.Please bring your chair or blanket and pick up dinner at a downtown restaurant or bring a cooler (no glass please), Find out more here

Saturday July 18

Family Field Day
9:00am-12:00pm
Mueller Lake Park
Get moving with the Travis County Sheriff’s Office at Family Field Day. This free outdoor event will feature activities such as relay races, obstacle course, punt, pass, kick with UT Football and more. Find out more here.

The East Austin Handmade Arts Market
11:00am-5:00pm
This is a FREE show! It’s all part of the uniquely Austin relaxed outdoor shopping experience of local artisans known as The East Austin Handmade Arts Market, which features creations in a wide variety of mediums, all handmade and appropriate for all ages. Find out more here.

Ney Day
12:00pm-5:00pm
Elisabet Ney Museum
So we are THRILLED to announce that you can CELEBRATE ELISABET NEY and her legacy of inspiriation on SATURDAY JULY 18!Come hear live music from Elizabeth McQueen and EMQ, as well as Tiarra GIrls, Yes Ma’am Brass Band, Naga Valli, and the Djembabes! Find out more here.

Sunday July 19

Austin Symphony Orchestra- Concert in the Park
7:30pm
Hartman Concert Park in front of the Long Center City Terrace
The Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park,” presented by the Austin Symphony Orchestra, brings together ardent enthusiasts and unwitting attendees alike just as similar events did in town centers years ago. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and blanket and make it a group outing. Find out more here.

Monday July 20

The Nutty Scientists
2:30 OR 4:00pm
Round Rock Public Library
“The Castaway” is a fun Scientific Show which aims to awaken the curiosity and imagination of children through their participation in fun activities based on strong educational content. Participate in the excitement as the Nutty Scientists demonstrate how they were able to survive using their brains and of course lots of really fun Science! This program is recommended for children ages 5 and older. Find out more here.

Tuesday July 21

Family Laughter Yoga
6:30pm
Laura’s Library
We will be engaging in laughing, clapping, playing, breathing deeply and stretching our bodies gently. Through laughing, playing and making eye contact, the laughter quickly becomes real and it is VERY contagious! Led by a trained laughter yoga teacher, join us for this fun and invigorating session for adults and children. Find out more here

Thursday July 23

Nature Night
6:00pm-9:00pm
LBJ Wildflower Center
Join us for free family fun Thursday evenings this summer. Nature Nights are fun explorations of plants, animals, and the ecology of Central Texas. Each evening features interactive presentations, hikes with experts in their fields, and nature crafting for kids of all ages. Find out more here.

Friday July 24

Nancy and Friends Ventriloquist
10:30am-11:30am
Hutto Public Library
An interactive show of pure fun! Nancy & her Friends weave storytelling and ventriloquism together in a dynamic way that motivates kids to read, teaches them about values and morals, and helps them get in touch with their creativity

Nancy and Friends Ventriloquist
6:30pm-7:30pm
Kaleidoscope Kids
An interactive show of pure fun! Nancy & her Friends weave storytelling and ventriloquism together in a dynamic way that motivates kids to read, teaches them about values and morals, and helps them get in touch with their creativity. Admission is food for the Round Rock Area Serving Center. Please bring a non-perishable item PER person attending. Find out more here.

Music on the Square
6:30pm-8:30pm
Georgetown Square
This summer, enjoy live music on the Courthouse Square each Friday night in the Music on the Square Summer Concert Series.Please bring your chair or blanket and pick up dinner at a downtown restaurant or bring a cooler (no glass please), Find out more here.

Sunday July 26

Austin Symphony Orchestra- Concert in the Park
7:30pm
Hartman Concert Park in front of the Long Center City Terrace
The Hartman Foundation “Concerts in the Park,” presented by the Austin Symphony Orchestra, brings together ardent enthusiasts and unwitting attendees alike just as similar events did in town centers years ago. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and blanket and make it a group outing. Find out more here.

Friday July 31

Mr. Johnny and Friends
9:30am AND 10:30am
The Round Rock Public Library presents 2 special summer performances by Mr. Johnny & Friends on Friday, July 31 in Meeting Room C. Children ages 1-5 will love to sing, jump, dance, and play with scarves, bubbles and more with Mr. Johnny and Sharon. Find out more here.

I hope you can find some fun things to do with the kids or the whole family! I will be adding more to this list as I find out more events in the area, so check back!

Want to know about even more events that are happening in our area? Check out the Free Fun in Austin Blog!

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Local Summer Events: June 2015

Local Summer EventsSo half of June is almost gone?! Seriously, when did that happen?

Anyways…

You have the kids at home all summer and need stuff to do! Check out these local events going on the rest of June to cure the boredom and up the adventure! All the events are free unless, I note otherwise.

Tuesday June 16

Safari Greg
10:30am-11:30am
Georgetown Public Library
Safari Greg will be bringing live animals from the Austin Zoo. Come find out about all sorts of animals.

Wednesday June 17

Summer Concert Series:Silver Fire Band
7:00pm-8:30pm
Veterans Memorial Park amphitheater- Cedar Park
2525 W. New Hope Drive
Cedar Park, Texas 78613

Thursday June 18

Movies in The Park
8:00PM
San Gabriel Park Gazebo
Bring your blankets, chairs and snacks and enjoy a movie with the family. Show up early for lots of fun kids activities. Maleficent (PG)

Friday June 19

Safari Greg
10:30am-11:30am
Hutto Public Library
Safari Greg will be bringing live animals from the Austin Zoo. Come find out about all sorts of animals.

Family Movie
1:30pm-3:30PM
Round Rock Public Library
Alexander and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (PG).

Summer Music Concerts on the Square
6:30pm-8:30pm
Join us on the downtown Georgetown Square lawn for some live music! Bring your blanket, chairs and picnic and enjoy the music.

Round Rock Express Baseball Game
7:05pm
The Dell Diamond– Round Rock
Cheer on your Round Rock Express as they play against the Iowa Cubs and stay after the game for a  fun fireworks show! Tickets can be purchased here.

Saturday June 20

Juneteenth Rhythm and Ribs Festival
2pm-Midnight
Music performances and a barbecue cook-off at the Lakeview Pavilion in Old Settler’s Park. There will also be a health fair, moonwalks, clowns, games, food, retail vendors and much, much more! Find out more about the Juneteenth Festival

Sunday June 21

Father’s Day Car Show
12:00pm-4:00pm
51st and N. Lamar in Austin
Here is the website for more info.

Father’s Day at the Round Rock Express
7:05pm
The Dell Diamond- Round Rock
Fathers and their kids can come down to the field to play catch before the game from 5:45 – 6:15! Bring your gloves and baseballs. Gattiland will be giving away baseballs to all kids 12 and under! Tickets can be bought here

Austin Symphonic Band: Father’s Day in the Park
7:30pm-9:00pm
Zilker Hillside Theatre
ASB celebrates your Dad with this annual concert at the Zilker Hillside Theatre. Bring a picnic basket and a blanket. FREE!

Tuesday June 23

Magician Kent Cummins
10:30am-11:30am
Georgetown Public Library

Friday June 26

Elizabeth Kahura: Music and Stories from Africa
9:30am-10:00am OR
10:30am-11:00am
Round Rock Public Library

Matt Tardy’s One-Man Comedy & Juggling Show
10:30am-11:30am
Hutto Public Library
Matt Tardy presents a complete character education performance that will grab children’s attention, while showing them the importance of setting goals and making positive choices.

Summer Music Concerts on the Square
6:30pm-8:30pm
Join us on the downtown Georgetown Square lawn for some live music! Bring your blanket, chairs and picnic and enjoy the music.

Fritz Park Celebration and Movie in the Park
6:00pm
Fritz Park in Hutto
Come celebrate Fritz Park’s 10th year with fun activities and then a movie in the park at sunset. Movie is Grease (PG-13)

Williamson County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo
8pm-10pm
Show Barn in San Gabriel Park- Georgetown. All your favorite rodeo events and more. Gates open at 6pm. Tickets are Adult: $12/ea, Child (6-12): $5/ea, Under 6: FREE.

Saturday June 27

International Mud Day
9:00am-1:00pm
Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center
Celebrate the wonders of mud in the Family Garden. Come dressed for the mess and be prepared to explore bugs and other organisms that live in dirt and mud, make seed balls, mud pies and get up close and personal with a giant mud mound.
Regular Admission Rates Apply: Adults: $10 Kids: $4

Family Movie
1:30pm-3:30pm
Round Rock Public Library
Annie (PG)

Williamson County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo
8pm-10pm
Show Barn in San Gabriel Park- Georgetown. All your favorite rodeo events and more. Gates open at 6pm. Tickets are Adult: $12/ea, Child (6-12): $5/ea, Under 6: FREE.
Georgetown Rodeo

Sunday June 28

5th Annual Family Water Festival
10:00am-2:00pm
Fiesta Gardens in Austin
The Colorado River Alliance (The Alliance) will host the 2015 Family Water Festival at Fiesta Gardens on the shores of Ladybird Johnson Lake. All geared toward educating about the importance of our Texas Colorado River and being better stewards of our river! FREE! Find out more on the website.

Tuesday June 30

Matt Tardy’s One-Man Comedy & Juggling Show
3:00pm-4:00pm
Round Rock Public Library

Want to know about more events? Here are links to a few event calendars for the different cities in the area:

Georgetown Calendar
Round Rock Calendar
Hutto Calendar
Cedar Park Calendar

Free Fun in Austin
This is a great local blog that compiles all the free events around the Austin area into one place. It is an awesome resource to find fun things to do!

 

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Local Baby Events for 2015

Local Baby Events

As the new year is in full swing, so are the numerous baby events around the area. Here is a consolidated list of all the events going on in the Austin area.

January 31, 2015
Gearapalooza
This is an event highlighting baby gear. It is held at BabyEarth in Round Rock and is geared toward pregnant moms and new moms with babies under a year old. There are lots of prizes and giveaways and TheBabyGuyNYC will be there to talk about the latest gear (and entertain us, I’m sure!)

March 2015
Just Between Friends
This is a consignment event where you can sell your kids old clothes, toys and baby gear, along with your old maternity clothes and gear. IF you are not into selling your stuff, it is a great place to purchase maternity, baby and toddler clothes and gear for great prices. There are consignor perks and a presale for expected parents. This event is in multiple locations at different dates:
Pflugerville (March 26-28),
Georgetown (March 11-14).
Austin (April 16-19)

April 11-12, 2015
The Big Baby Bash and Toddler Jam
April 11 will be focused on pre-pregnancy and prenatal families. There will be opportunities to learn about childbirth options, attend seminars, test baby products, and win prizes.
April 12 will focus on families with children up to 5 years of age. There will be opportunities to play together, meet other parents, try new products and again, win prizes.

May 7-9, 2015
Fairytale Threads
This is a large consignment sale in Cedar Park. You can be a consignor and sell the toys and clothes your kids have outgrown and get great deals on pre-owned baby gear, clothes and toys. There is a new mom’s presale for the expected moms and special perks for consignors.

I love going to events to learn about the latest and best baby gear, and places I can get clothes and gear for my kiddos at a great price. Check these out and I hope to see you at some of these events!

 

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Screen Free Week: Planning Your Week

So you’ve taken the pledge here to go screen free for seven days. You want to do some fun activities, but don’t know where to start. Here is a guide that I have made to help you plan out your week. Remember, this is just a guide, you can choose more or less activities from each category to fit your family and schedule.

Pick ONE big project to work on throughout the week

1. Clean up and clean out the kids toys

Between Christmas, birthdays and those random presents grandparents buy when they visit, the stash of toys can get out of hand fast. Take a little bit of time each day to go through your children’s toys together and decide what to give away or throw away, what to pass on to a sibling/friend, and what to keep. Make a trip to Good Will or Salvation Army or other donation locations

2. Clean Out the Clothes

My daughter is almost two and a half and there are clothes in her closet that are size six months (no joke!) Take some time to sort through clothes. Make it simple with three piles, give away, put away (save for a sibling or for sentimental reasons), or keep. Try to find a women/children’s shelter or other donation location to pass on your children’s clothes

3. Do a Kitchen Make-Over

Last year I was digging through my in-law fridge and I found salad dressing FROM THE 90’s! That’s LAST MILLENNIUM! We all have skeletons in our fridges, freezers or pantry. Take some time and get all the old leftovers, expired food, or food you don’t eat out of your kitchen. Pick out some things to donate to your local food pantry and THROW AWAY the expired salad dressing…please! If you have more time, go through your tupperware, utensils and figure out what you don’t need and donate it!

4. Plant a Garden

Pick out a nice spot in your backyard, buy some cinder blocks or 4×4’s and build a raised garden bed. It doesn’t have to be fancy or big, but planting a garden is a great thing to do together as a family and a great way to learn about fruits, veggies and nature. Check out this link about simple raised garden beds! Easy Raised Garden Beds

Pick TWO or THREE activities to do sometime during the week

1. Cook and drop off cookies to your local fire or police station to say “Thank You”

Baking cookies is always fun for kids. Help them do the baking and let them decorate a “thank you” card to leave with the cookies.

2. Take a Nature Walk

Find a trail or a greenbelt near your home. Take the kid exploring, asking them to find as many different types of nature they can. You can even make a scavenger hunt list (include things like tree, bird, lady bug, frog, puddle, caterpillar, butterfly)

3. Take a trip to your local library

Check out some of the libraries near you. Most libraries have reading times and toddler times with fun activities, books and songs that are age appropriate. Check out their website for times and location.

4. Buy or borrow an old favorite book and read it to your kids

One of my kids favorite things to do is go to Half Price Books and pick out a book. Pick out an old favorite or be daring and choose a title no one has heard of.

5. Plan a play-date with friends

Find other friends that are participating in Screen Free Week (or ones that aren’t) and plan to meet at the park. Make it extra fun with a picnic lunch.

6. Visit a friend or family member at work or home

My husband works kind of far away, but he would love it if we came and visited him during lunch time. He loves showing off his kids to his coworkers. Think of someone who would be excited to see you and the kids.

7. Plant some flowers

Get an old flower pot or go buy one and plant some flowers in it. Petunias are $1.98 for a pack of 6 (small ones) Brighten up your window sill or porch with some color.

Plan a family night

Here are a few ideas to have a family night that doesn’t include movies or TV

1. Have a board game night.

2. Make a meal as a family.

3. Have a cook-out or a picnic.

4. Take a walk or bike ride together.

5. Play a family game of soccer or baseball.

6. Go out to a baseball game as a family.

Take time for yourself

We play the role of mommy, wife, caregiver, cook and so much more, but we often forget that we have an identity outside of these things. Take some time by yourself before the kids get up, or maybe after they go to bed. I found a quick, but good Bible devotional from Bible Gateway and have a link for each day. (I have picked out devotionals that I thought would be good for this week, so the link on the website WILL NOT match my link) I suggest printing each out and putting them by your bed or somewhere you wont forget. Take time and read them, and refocus. We all need this time, and never take enough of it. Now you have no excuse! 😉

May 5, 2014 Neighbor Needs

May 6, 2014 Praying and Waiting

May 7, 2014 Toward Perfection

May 8, 2014 Permission to Rest

May 9, 2014 There’s No Place Like Home

May 10, 2014 Perfect Peace

May 11, 2014 What are You Waiting For?

Take time together as a couple

This is another thing that most parents don’t do enough of. We forget to spend time with our spouses because we are too worried about the kids, or too tired after a full day with the kids. Its important to take that time and its important for your kids to see you and your spouse take time out together. So plan a date night out (dinner and putt-putt) or wait until the kids go to bed and play cards or a board game. My husband and I love to play scrabble together. We like the challenge and it’s something that our kiddos (2 and 3) can’t do (and its nice to do something they can’t do sometimes!) Mainly just take time for each other and enjoy each other.

I hope this guide is not overwhelming, but helps guide your screen free week to be successful, fun and fulfilling for you and your family! Good luck and let me know how you celebrated your week! Here is a link to an activity log that will help you organize your week or you can let your kids fill in the activities they did!

Activity Log

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Screen Free Week: How to Prepare

I know it’s hard to admit it as a parent, but sometimes our kids get too much screen time. I know that with the third baby on the way, its really easy to stick the kiddos in front of the TV and have some resting time on the couch.

Well, I have a challenge for myself and other moms out there. May 5-11 is Screen Free Week. This is a national (often international) event put on by the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, where families, schools and other groups pledge to turn off all sorts of media for seven days and find other things to do.

To find out all the information on Screen Free Week you can go to What is Screen Free Week?

Here a small portion of what the website says about this week, ” Screen-Free Week is an annual, international celebration when schools, families, and community groups pledge to spend seven days without entertainment screen media. Instead of watching TV, surfing the web, or playing video games, they read, play, think, create, get physically active, and spend more time with friends and family.”

So you are on board, but don’t know where to start? 
Let’s get prepared to keep the TVs, smart phones, tablets and computers off for a week and make it fun for everyone in the process!

Here are some tips on how to get prepared:

1. Decide as a family what “screen free” means

Screen free to one family might mean that they just keep the TV off all week, while other families might eliminate all sources of media. Talk about what is best for your family. Does someone need the computer for school work? Are text messages and email included or excluded. Decide as a family so everyone is on the same page.

2. Talk to your kids about what is going on.

Prepare them, let them know that this week is going to be different, but fun! Make sure they know its not a punishment. Present it like a challenge or a game if they are discouraged. Ask them how many things they can think of to do other than TV.

3. Prepare Yourself

Try and plan out your week beforehand. Try and think of some things to do. Maybe have a few coloring/activity pages already printed out when your kids start saying “I’m bored”. I will be writing a blog post about activity ideas and suggestions and will link it here when I finish it.

4. Be Reasonable

Don’t try and do too much. We ALL want to be Supermom, but the idea of this week is to show your family that there are plenty of fun things to do besides sitting and watching TV. Pick a few fun and easy things to do during the week, but be flexible (We KNOW we can do flexible, right moms?!)

5. Have Fun

This week is supposed to be fun for the whole family! Don’t stress about creating the perfect week. Take some time for yourself as well. After the kids go to bed, instead of watching TV read a favorite book or have a good conversation with your spouse.

I hope you will take the pledge to be screen free this next week!
Take The Pledge

I know we will be taking lots of pictures of our adventures (to be edited AFTER screen free week is over!) and I hope to see others pictures as well! Good luck and have fun!

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