We all know that sometimes it’s the little things that bring everyday health and happiness to our families.  So some of our mom friends who work at Blue Shield of California gave us their simple, yet thoughtful ideas to finding fun in their daily lives.

Ideas for You
Start a Book Club:  A story is always better when you have someone to share it with.  “Start a book club with moms who have similar interests.  Reading keeps your mind sharp and the club builds relationships” ~Shira

Girls Night!  Letting your hair down with your galpals every once and awhile is a surefire way to stay sane.  “Take some girls’ nights out, business trips, or even weekends away. The kids learn to rely on themselves and their other parent, while you get some downtime.” ~Marcia

Ideas for your Kids
Ritual of Reading:  Enrich their little minds and your family bond.  “Read to your kids. I’ve made it a morning ritual with my toddler.  It’s a chance to bond and develop at the same time.” ~Melisa

What’s that Vegetable? Shared time in the kitchen form lasting memories.  “I try to involve my kids in the grocery shopping and cooking process.  It’s a good chance to teach them a few things without it being a lecture and way more interactive and fun! ” ~Kathy 

Ideas for Your Family
Family Meal Time:  The statistics are clear – kids who dine with the folks are healthier, happier and better students.  Time to bring the tradition back.  “Sit down and eat dinner together.” ~Andria

Fresh Air:  Getting outdoors rejuvenates the spirit and fuels the imagination.  “Do something fun and physical -try out something like a local hike or rent paddle boats.  Schedule regular activities to bond and be active together.” ~Kathy

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