Fill Up Your Fall With Family

I’m super excited to be partnering with Gold Emblem Abound at CVS/pharmacy as a #CVSTrailMakers this year!
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Every since September, I’ve been feeling a bit like a crazy chicken. Getting used to a new school schedule and activities, plus starting a new job, and trying to get organized had me being pulled in a million different directions over the last couple of months. A few days ago, though, I finally started to feel like our family had found its rhythm and we’re back on track.

In fact, we even found ourselves with a few moments this week where we didn’t have anything planned.

Do you hear me? We didn’t have anything planned.

And we were all home together.

With no plans.

Down time can be hard to come by in our family. Our schedules are just so filled up all of the time. We’re actively engaged in church, school and community functions, so when we have an opportunity to just chill together, we go hard. And by go hard, I mean lay in the bed together, watching movies, eating snacks and napping intermittently. Throughout the day, we might play a few board games, build something with Legos, or put together a puzzle. The most important part of taking advantage of down time is doing something, anything, together.
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When’s the last time you had some down time with your family? If it’s been awhile, I would definitely suggest finding a day (or a weekend!) where you don’t schedule any activities. Regretfully decline any invitations you might receive those days, and spend time lounging and bonding with your family. You don’t have to wait until winter break or your summer vacation to chill out with your favorite peeps. Just do it!

Want to know what else you should do? Check out the Gold Emblem Abound line of snacks and food at CVS/pharmacy. Terrence and Ayva loves them because everything tastes so darn good. I love them because there are no artificial preservatives or flavors, and they offer many products that are organic, gluten-free, sodium-free, and cholesterol-free. Nothing but the best for my partners in chill, you know?

So, how about it, Mama? Are you going to plan some down time with your family this fall? Come back and tell me how much that time together (plus the Gold Emblem Abound snacks) fills you up!

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Disclosure: I’m proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy as one of the “Gold Emblem Abound Trail Makers” this year! I am being sponsored by CVS/pharmacy for my Trail Makers posts and activities, but all opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at or with the appropriate manufacturers.