It’s that time of year again, moms are counting down the days until the first day of school and calendars are quickly beginning to fill up. Back to school time is an exciting time, but when schedules start to become chaotic we have to find ways to help our family stay active and healthy.
There is one thing that I have learned in the midst of trying to be the perfect parent. There is no such thing as the perfect parent. Sure, we would love for our kids to eat well balanced meals and we would love to know that we are doing everything possible to make sure our kids grow up healthy and strong. Some days, we just have to know that we are trying our best.
When times are busy for me, I look for little ways within our day to stay active and healthy. This is something I learned from one of my favorite health bloggers, Roni Noone. It’s called #WYCWYC What you can, when you can. It’s about the little things that add up, little ways to eat a little healthier and little ways to become a little more active.
So of course, I have to incorporate my kids into this too. When schedules are busy, these are a few things that I’m do to keep my kids active and healthy.
- Sending the kids outside to jump on the trampoline, even for 5 minutes
- Parking away from the door at stores, doctors appointments, etc. 50 extra steps here and there can really add up at the end of your day
- Packing a milk into their lunchbox instead of juice boxes, even if it’s one or two days a week
- It’s going to start getting darker earlier, take an evening walk and make it fun! Grab some flashlights and take the kids out for a nighttime adventure.
- Make fruits and veggie snacks readily available in the fridge, pack them in single bags, a bowl or something that makes it easy for kids to grab on the run
The goal isn’t to “win the race”, but to make small changes that will eventually amount to big successes.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.