Being a mom is hard, being a work at home mom adds another dimension to the challenge. While I am home with my daughter all day, every day I sometimes find it challenging to carve out quality time. I wake up each morning with a to-do list that wasn’t finished the day before and of course there is always the house work and cooking and laundry. At the same time I know how important this time is with her. It’s a delicate balance all mothers face and I feel like one area is always lacking. Sometimes I just simply have to STOP. Shut down the computer, leave the laundry in the hamper and GO. Go outside for a walk around the lake, spend the afternoon at the park or our absolute favorite – hitting up the zoo!
In honor of Mother’s Day just a few weeks ago, the Active Family Project, with spokesperson Elisabeth Hasselbeck (emmy-winning co-host of ABC’s “The View”) is encouraging families to live a more active lifestyle! They celebrated their first annual National Family Playdate on May 11.
“I’m inviting every mom to join me in taking back family playtime and to start living a healthier and more active lifestyle, no matter what the day brings,” said Elisabeth Hasselbeck. “It’s so important for all of us to be our best selves, and that includes not letting our to-do lists dominate our lives, so we can be more active with our families and set aside time to run around, play, laugh and enjoy one another’s company.”
To make your family playdate planning even easier check out the Active Family Project Activity Finder.
Designed with busy moms in mind the activity finder is simple to use from your PC or Smartphone. Just enter your city and state. Then choose an activity category (park, zoo, ect).
Now through May 26, “like” the Active Family Project Facebook Page and enter a sweepstakes to win play-themed prizes. This weeks Beach Adventure Prize Pack includes:
- $350 gift card redeemable at an outdoor sports retailer which may be used towards the purchase of swim wear for (4);
- a pop-up beach cabana;
- a beach volley ball set;
- a deluxe sand sculpting set;
- a beach bocce set;
- a video camera; and
- (4) Active Family Project tote bags.
You will also be entered to win the Grand Prize! Head over the Active Family Project Facebook page to see how awesome it is.