Having people that support us and bring us encouragement is so very important for us to live a healthy, happy life! Psychology studies show that, in the long term, the most important thing in your life is your personal relationships. More important than your circumstances, hardships or successes, stuff you own or places you go, good quality relationships increase your resilience and your happiness, and protect you from depression and other related “afflictions”.
It gives them a sense of teamwork and responsibility… a special feature from Kay Ziplow & Leslie Zinberg, founders Grandparentslink.com What’s wrong with the kids helping to pick up after themselves and their mess? Our answer: nothing! Engaging in household activities promotes a sense of accomplishment from a child’s perspective such as, “Look what I did!”; and a sense of involvement with purpose, “Can I help?”.
So, it’s one of those days… maybe rainy, maybe dreary, or a chill is in the summer air; there’s nothing better than curling up with a book on the couch and relaxing. That is, unless you have a few rambunctious kids who feel cooped up indoors. Standard indoor activities like coloring and playing board games can only be fun for so long.
Whether you’re at work, heading to the beach, or stuck in the car traveling all day, having a packable lunch is key if you want to stay healthy — and not hangry. Enter the mason jar salad. Layered perfectly with dressing at the bottom and fresh veggies on top, you get a flavorful meal that doesn’t end up soggy.