The holiday season is about being merry and making memories with family and friends, but it can also mean extra work for mommies, don’t you agree? We have to prepare family suppers, give your home a vacation make-over, get all the shopping done in time to get the presents hidden, organized, and then under the tree.
All this holiday chaos has got me thinking, why not avoid it altogether, prevent the tension, and do something else? I am sure we can certainly appreciate a breather, what with managing everyday activities daily for our kids, and balancing work and family time.
I feel that a stint of outdoor time remains in order due to the fact that nature is a sure-shot way to loosen up from stress and unwind. It is camping time for us as a family this Christmas. I loved camping when I was a kid and I make certain our kids will treasure this time in the outdoors. We ought to truly give them a chance to make valuable memories like these, you know the things they’ll learn in the great outdoors that they’ll never learn plopped in front of a TV.
Our kids discover respect for nature when we take them outdoors. They recognize that we have to treat our environment properly and this forms an excellent mindset in them.
Kids learn how to be more resourceful as they observe us make do with fewer resources when we camp. They likewise find out how blessed a calm environment can be sometimes when they pay attention to the birds chirping in the early morning or the water running musically in the streams nearby. Camping revitalizing their little minds.
Thankfully, the United States is blessed with amazing geography and flaunts lots of sensational national forests that we can enjoy with our kids. However, as amazing as it is, there are a couple of things we as moms and dads ought to remember when planning a camping trip with our kids.
The first thing to think about is the weather. If you have extremely little kids, it is recommended to plan camping areas that are a bit warmer when you take a trip. Pack your clothing properly.
The next thing would be planning for safety at the camping site. As I camp with my young kids, I tend to choose family-friendly campgrounds since with this option we would typically have access to clean restrooms and heat. Extremely young kids would require a warm room to rest conveniently, so you may want to start off with cabin camping as opposed to camping in a tent.
I have been camping and going outdoors for over 15 years! My first experience was when I joined the scouts. There I learned a lot. From building a campfire to set up a really big tent. Then I know this is awesome. Around 2005 I also started Geocaching. This is a lot of fun. And every time we go camping we look at the map to see if there are some nice caches around.