Tuesday’s guest blogger is Rachel from Mommy Needs a Vacation.
Rachel and I “met” on Twitter. She’s always making me laugh and her blog is full of awesome! She recently received the incredible gift of her niece being born on her birthday- yay!
I am so excited to be guest posting over here at Adventuroo today with Melissa! She rocks and we share a love for the outdoors!! I can usually be found blogging over at Mommy Needs a Vacation because let’s face it, I NEED a vacation. I mean who doesn’t?
As a California girl, I love to be outside. I lived in CT for 3 years and one chapped behind and a few freezing winters later, I am back to living in CA where I hope to stay. I am not kidding about the chapped behind thing. I seriously had a RED/CHAPPED Boooo-tay the 1st winter I lived there. It was not pretty.
See here is the thing; I think it is so much easier to be a stay-at-home mom if you can get OUTSIDE with the kids at least once a day. It doesn’t have to be some extravagant outdoor activity. It can be as simple as riding tricycles around the block. Going to the park. Going on a nature walk. And the best part of getting outside with your kids: they usually nap better and sleep better at night.
One of the outdoor activities that we love to do with our kids is work outside in the garden. They love to dig in the dirt, use the shovel, help plant seeds and of course pick the vegetables. I have my wonderful husband to thank for this. He comes from a fabulous family of gardeners. And thankfully because of this my kids love gardening too!
And because of all of this hard work with the kids in the garden, we get beautiful vegetables such as these:
If we can get out there and put our kids to work, I know you can too! I mean how great is it that we are teaching them how to grow their own food? Makes me do the happy dance!