Simple Living

Rethinking Everything

I know that I haven’t kept up with my original writing plan, but it turns out that life is messy and time is precious when you have children that are growing up so fast. So with that I’ve decided to rethink my posting and make sure that it is mom friendly and realistic to my schedule.

I’ve also worried way too much about being like other bloggers and having “PIN-Perfect” photos in my blog…  While I may write on my photos from time to time it won’t be super catchy to compete with others but simply my own thing. I’m cutting that stress and pressure off of my day. and now maybe my posts will be more true to my life instead of trying to look like everyone else!

As for the staycation a few posts ago, it ended up not working out, I simply couldn’t get my family on board and they hated the idea. So we’ve decided to go to an amusement park instead. Maybe I can break it down into a smaller event and give it one more go for a weekend. but the thought of a week at home without electronics is sadly quite shocking to the American family.

Thank you for taking the time to read my post today, even though it isn’t super fancy or with Pinterest worthy photos. I hope you will still stick around and listen to my dreams of simple living, even if they don’t come easy at times. That’s just the truth of life.

See you soon,

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Holidays/Events

Staycation: Yay or Nay

The idea of vacationing at home is a fairly new trend that has come about in the last year or so but is it really a great idea or just simply people trying to make themselves feel better for not being able to afford a real vacation? I think the idea could be good and bad… if you are the creative type then you could probably pull it off with ease, but for others like myself maybe not so much.

The whole staying home idea seems great to me, I love the thought of making home equal to how we love vacations. I mean why not love our everyday spaces the same as we do when we are away? The biggest problem for me is getting everyone else on board. I jotted a few thoughts down on paper and passed it to my 10-year-old son who went down the list saying things like no, that’s stupid and boring. and of course, he hates the no screen time rule. I mean what could a 10-year-old possibly do without technology for a WHOLE week!!!

 

Real life activities are viewed by kids as boring, how sad. yet really it boils down to what we’ve allowed and that is the real problem. Kids become used to being “babysat” by technology so they come to love and feel comforted by it. but can this be turned around? Can we thrive again with a little of both without a major meltdown when technology is taken away? I would like to think so just don’t attempt talking them into it, they have to experience other things to realize the difference and that other things too can be fun.

How do you feel about staying home vs packing up for a trip?

If you have tried this please share how it went… 

  1. How long was your staycation?
  2. What all did you do?
  3. Did you have any rules? 
  4. If you have kids did they enjoy themselves?
  5. Would you do it again? 

I will be posting my list as soon as it’s finished, and hopefully, figure out some way to get the family at least okay with the whole idea, I say try it once and if it isn’t for your family you don’t ever have to do it again. but at least you tried something new.

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