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However, all opinions expressed are my own.
A typical weekend at our house involves both relaxing downtime and lots of activity. We spend time at home doing arts and crafts, playing games, cooking, and enjoying a movie night together, but also like to go out and explore nearby museums and parks, taking full advantage of all that our city has to offer! That’s why I love living near Washington, DC… there are so many things to do every day of the week – especially on weekends – and many of them are FREE! This photo was just taken last week on the National Mall, if you can believe it!
While I’ll save my sightseeing advice for another day, the following are a few tips I try to follow with my family, always:
- Don’t over-schedule! It’s important to take some time to relax after the busy work and school week and not pack too much into your weekend.
- Empower your kids! Let them have a say in what you do and where you go. My daughters have very different interests, but we enjoy taking turns coming up with activities to do and respect one another’s ideas.
- No matter how busy you are, always eat dinner together as a family! Or breakfast even. Just one meal a day to take some time to talk, reconnect, and disconnect from your devices.
- Pack a snack! When we’re out and about, I always make sure I have a special treat in my purse for the girls, like these Honey Maid GoBites. It’s always nice to surprise them with a little snack that will help fuel them for more adventures. As a busy family always on the go, snacks like these are a great option.
Have you tried Honey Maid GoBites?
They’re crispy pockets with delicious fillings, delivering 5 grams of protein and 7 grams of whole grain in every 30 gram serving. Honey Maid GoBites are a snack your kids can love and you’ll feel good about, and they’re available in chocolate and vanilla flavors to please even the pickiest snackers! Latino readers – for more information about Honey Maid Go Bites, visit: www.honeymaid.com/espanol.
These two tips stood out to me – don’t overbook your schedule and eat meals as a family. So so so important! My dad unfortunately always needs the TV on while eating, which prevents any conversations from starting. I think he’s getting better though!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
We are always on the go, so these sound like the perfect snack to take along with us.
what a yummy snack to take with you on the go. Kids are busy as are parents so nice to know there’s a good snack to carry along.
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Aww, your girls are beautiful. I always bring snacks where ever I go. My kiddo is a snacker. LOL
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We’re always on the go, but those Honey Maid Go Bites look SO tasty. I think they would make a great snack at home OR on the go.
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maria @ closetohome says
I eat these more than my kids. I reallly like them and like that they have protien.
I need to learn how to not over-schedule and enjoy the fruits of my hard-work . I live in a beautiful country where its always Sunny , but I rarely go outside … these are great tips
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Brianne- Just Trying To Save Money says
Great tips for families that are always on the go! We are always on the go so these would make perfect snacks on the go!
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Jess Weaver says
These are great tips. With three boys I am always on the go for something.
Saidah Washington (@ApronsStilletos) says
Making time for family is important. As a kid we always had dinner together. I try to do the same with my kids.
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Liz Mays says
We definitely had to reinstate the “dinner as a family” rule. It really made a difference.
I’m a big believer that children should not be overscheduled!
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These are great tips. I think its a wonderful idea to let the kids have a say in where you go and what activities you do!
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Debbie Denny says
Family time is important. Snacks are always needed.
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My youngest tells me not to overschedule him and he’s 7, lol. He really likes his down time at home.
Ashley @irishred02 says
I live in the area too and it is so true for people visiting, try not to over schedule yourself. Just relax and enjoy
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Mama to 5 BLessings says
Love Love Love this photo of your kids on the escalator. That is so cool! I need to get these snacks for my kids.
We tried these for the first time last month and now we are all hooked! I love the vanilla ones.
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Janeane Davis says
It is wonderful to have special family time with the children. You are correct, it is important not to over schedule.
Great tips for maintaining some down time as a family, thanks!
Debbie L says
Honey Main snacks are really tasty. They are a great easy snack.
Amanda Love says
Really all great tips. I try not to over-schedule but sometimes it does happen and because I happen to have a toddler I’m always packing a snack.
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Laura Funk says
Love the photo of your girls on the escalator! Those Honeymaid snacks look awesome
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A lot of times I feel like we are way over booked but we always make special time together no matter what.
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