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School is underway, and with it the scheduled routines of practice, rehearsals, homework and more have taken hold. It can be hard to find the time to take a break and just relax. But, it’s important for the whole family.
We hear it all the time in the media – we’re a culture that thrives on being busy. Kids are scheduled (sometimes even over-scheduled), parents are running between work, school functions, home, errands and more. We can sometimes even feel guilty if we’re not doing something productive. But, there are experts who would argue that downtime is productive. It encourages creative thinking, helps us be more patient, allows us to be better able to handle stress, and more.
And, even though the relaxed days of summer vacation are now a fond memory, fall creates great opportunities to relax and have fun as a family: Enjoy tailgating and watching a football game. Go for a hike to see the trees turning color. Pick apples or pumpkins. Get lost in a corn maze. Find a local fall festival near you – there are many quirky and fun activities across Wisconsin (hint: check out TravelWisconsin.com for a listing across the state.) Don’t forget our listing of Family Activity Ideas (pdf) with resources for activities like geocaching and stargazing.
So, what is your favorite fall activity to do as a family? Share your ideas and help others discover new ways to enjoy the season.
Prize: 1 – $10 Target Gift Card Rules: Giveaway closes on Saturday, September 14th, 2013 at 11pm CST. Open to Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois residents only. One entry per email address is permitted. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on the following Monday as an update to this post. Winner will be notified via email and asked to provide a mailing address to receive the prize; if the winner does not respond within 7 days, the winner forfeits the prize and another winner will be selected. Subscribe to the blog and you’ll get new posts delivered to your inbox as soon as they’re posted.