3 Ways To Make Lasting Memories With Your Family

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

There will be a day when your children fly the nest.

Leaving your home to start a new life, perhaps with families of their own to look after and spend time with, you will have fewer opportunities to create those all-important lasting memories.

With this in mind, it's important to find ways to create those special moments now. So, rather than shooing the kids out of the door every time they start to grate on your nerves, and rather than sitting in front of the television day in and day out as your only family activity, think about ways in which memories can be created.

We have a few suggestions here, and we hope you find some inspiration from them. Follow our tips, and use our ideas on storing memories, so you and they have something to look back on in years to come. 

#1: Take a once-in-a-lifetime family vacation

For all we know, you might travel the world with your kids on an annual basis. If, however, your finances don't allow you the opportunity to head very far, you might want to save up your hard-earned cash for a once-in-a-lifetime family vacation that none of you will forget. 

So, you might head to Disneyworld, for a truly magical thrill-ride of a vacation. Or by taking a look at this article on the best places to visit in India with a family, you might visit Uttarakhand to give your children the opportunity to get up close and personal with wildlife that would ordinarily only be seen in a zoo. Or how about a visit to the North Pole to see Father Christmas?. The world is your oyster (whatever that means), and with so much to see and do, you are bound to create some wonderful family memories if you take the opportunity while your children are young. 

#2: Take part in a shared hobby

As is the case in many families, the adults often have one hobby, and the children have another. You might head off to dance class each week, for example, and your kids might go to soccer practice. And while it's important for each of you to do your own things, imagine the memories that could be created if you could all find something to do together. 

So, you might take a class together, perhaps in painting, pottery, or some other such creative pursuit. You could then extend that hobby at home. Or how about a team sport where all ages can play? Check with your local leisure centre for opportunities. Or what about hiking, fishing, geocaching, photography, or baking? There is much you could do, and while we could continue listing ideas, you don't really need us to tell you what to do when your children and partner are probably more adept at helping you find the right hobby to do together. 

#3: Be a fun mom

Lasting memories will happen regardless, and a family holiday and a shared hobby are but two ways to create them. But within those memories, you don't want to look back on them with shame when you realise that you spent a lot of time being grouchy and bossy. You don't want your children sharing those memories, either. 

So, for their sake as well as your own, loosen up a little. Say yes more times than you say no when your children ask to spend time with you. Play games with them in the garden, and take them to places they might enjoy instead of dragging them around on endless shopping expeditions. Camp with them outdoors, play board games of an evening, and don't freak out every time they make a mess of your living room.

You might have to force yourself to be the fun mom sometimes, but as soon as you get into the habit, you might start to enjoy yourself. Your kids will enjoy you too, and because of this, happy and positive lasting memories will be created. 

Thanks for reading!

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