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May 17, 2018

Summer is the perfect time for us to get out and enjoy the outdoors! Even if it's just a picnic in our backyard! If you're still wrapping up your homeschool year or you are a year round homeschool family, take a healthy summer snack break outside. Studies have shown that even 5 minutes outdoors can boost your mental health, so why not go for it?! Even better, follow it up with some activity or play outdoors with your kids!  

Here are a few ideas to get your started! 

5 Healthy Snacks for Outdoor Breaks

- Apple slices and almond butter.

- Yogurt tubes (try Siggi's for a healthier choice or make your own!).

- Turkey and cheese roll ups. Throw a slice or two of bell pepper inside for a fun crunch.

- Watermelon. It's summer folks! 

- ICE POPS!!! Cut out the sugar and make your own.

5 Healthy Activities for Outdoor Breaks

- Go for a 5 minute walk through your neighborhood. 

- Play some frisbee or Disc Dunk

- Jump on a trampoline or just dance in your backyard! 

- Stretch! Yoga anyon...

May 2, 2018

Wow, April was a busy month! We wrapped up another gymnastics season, we enjoyed Grandma's annual visit out to celebrate the state gymnastics meet and we were introduced to a new daily schedule. As we wrap up April, we are also looking forward to the summer. We are looking forward to a summer filled family and friends! Obviously, this involves a lot of coordination because it involves a lot of people, so it's time to pull out the calendar and plan. 

This week, we sat down and looked at every month on the calendar from May through September to determine when different family members were on breaks, what predetermined plans we already have,  what new adventures can we go on, who might need our help over the summer, and more! This is our way of creating a well planned out summer that decreases stress levels across the board. We are aware that things can change as the year moves on, but having a well laid out plan is a great way to increase your wellness over the summer and not allow y...

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