I have been enjoying No Screen Month and although we haven’t been totally strict with it, we have still been reaping some great benefits. Here are some pics highlighting how our month has gone so far.
We’ve done lots more puzzles. So good for your brain!
Kidron and Melody made a road trip to see friends from a town we used to live in when they were little. They had so much fun!
James and I went on a date and got a coffee at Starbucks. This handsome young man made our coffee!
We have had more outdoor time….
In homeschool, we’ve been learning about Indians. We made some beads from salad macaroni and strung them on yarn to make some fine jewelry. 😊
We also went to a local museum where they had a tipi set up for my little Indians to play in.
From time to time, we like to take our kids on dates individually. It’s a great chance to have one on one time and just purposefully reconnect. I was way overdue for a date with my 13-year-old so we went to IHOP and had a nice time!
We talked and listened to one another about such subjects as school, friends, and tv shows. Sometimes, at home, it can feel like we get stuck in a rut of only “talking at” each other. (“Did you do your homework?” “Pick up your towel!” “Mom, I need a note for school.”). So, it was a good thing to get away and refocus on what’s really important. I highly recommend taking dates with your kids!
There you have it! Nothing earth-shattering–just simple ways we have enjoyed our month so far, making memories together. What have you been up to this month that will leave a lasting impression on your kids? I’d love to hear about it. Just share in the comments below.