Creating Memories With Your Family by Noemi McElearney

And why you always should, even when life is hectic. 

Too often we become so busy with our day to day lives and we can get sucked into a monotone routine. It’s not our fault, it’s human nature. We can’t be upbeat every day and shouldn’t fault ourselves when we can’t. Sometimes we even forget what it’s like to crack a smile, tell a joke, or laugh because we are so busy trying to get life right.

I have experienced this myself firsthand.

We all have heard that family time is important because it is. Family time helps families become stronger and closer. That’s why it is so important to schedule time OUT of your daily routine to spend time with your loved ones.

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  • Schedule in hikes to appreciate the beauty of nature. I’m not sure what it is about nature but time seems to slow down a bit when you’re exercising and breathing in fresh air. Family hikes are the best. 
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  • Have a family cooking night. We’ve heard of the famous family make-your-own- pizza night. As much as I love this idea, making everyday family meals is a great idea too. Nothing fancy, just the kids helping make dinner. 
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  • Camp out in your backyard! Life with small children can be chaotic and sometimes it can be difficult and unrealistic to plan a family camping trip when camping isn’t an option. If you don’t have a backyard you can camp out in your living room. Microwave s’mores. Make them in the kitchen with your children. Tell camping stories or watch a nature film on TV. The possibilities are endless.
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What matters most is that you’re creating memories with your family.

Trust me when I say, time flies by when your babies are little. You blink and years have FLOWN by. Appreciate the time you have with them and spend as much time as possible learning to be a family. Include your spouse in your family activities and enjoy yourselves!

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