Sometimes scrolling through Facebook and other social media makes us feel we are not doing enough with our children. There are always other families seeming to have more fun, more adventures and doing lots of creative activities with their kids.
However, in my experience very few families have got it together all of the time despite what the pictures depict. Your kids enjoy being with you and you don't need to travel far or spend lots of money to have special times together. Some of my favorite times with my children was when we were in the yard, the local park or walking at the beach. Getting the children out the house, into the car and driving for a day out can be stressful so staying local may be more peaceful and relaxing. Enjoying simple things with your child can be rewarding, having a picnic in your yard, brushing each others hair, brushing the dog, painting on the driveway or planting some vegetables or flowers together.
My family lives by the beach and when I was out walking, I was lucky enough to see this heart made of shells on the sand. I thought this was a lovely, simple activity for a family (or for anyone for that matter) and brings joy to everyone who sees it.