I apologize once again for getting so behind in posts! Living simply can be very difficult! And very time-consuming! And lately I’ve been dealing with technical difficulties which make trying to post something very frustrating. And since I have no computer savvy at all, I am at the mercy of technical support.
Hopefully my tech issues will be resolved soon. But I have to say being “offline” a little more lately hasn’t been a bad thing. :) And it’s great for the kids. I know there are a lot of kids out there who spend far too much time in front of a screen, either a computer screen or a television screen. Obesity is a serious concern for kids today. Part of the problem that needs to be addressed is diet but another part is physical activity. While most of this blog and my life lately is focused on healthy eating, I do make sure to teach my kids the value of exercise as well. And a lot of the exercise they get just comes from “kids being kids.” I spent my whole summer outdoors as a kid. I’m trying to give my kids the opportunity to have the same unstructured play-based summer. For us that means:
* Very little TV/Computer time. (We have no cable TV, so we only watch the occasional DVD from the library.) Computer time is limited to 30 minutes at a time.
* We go to a park 2/3 times a week. The kids have to bike there, too. Gives me a chance to run as well with the babies in the stroller, so everyone stays healthy. :) And I will be so sad when my kids get older and no longer think a trip to the park is exciting.
* The kids sign up for only a couple of activities over the summer. The bulk of their time is spent playing. It is so much fun to see the creative games they come up with.
Hopefully you all are enjoying a “simple summer.” I’d love to hear any suggestions you have about how you keep your kids happy and healthy in the summer.