“ My family recently had the incredible opportunity to go on a 3-week trip around Lake Michigan. It was fabulous because everyday I was outside doing something active with my kids
“ Now that fall is arriving we are looking forward to another outside favorite and that would be visiting the apple orchard. It’s not only a place to go to get apple cider and AMAZING donuts, they have hay rides, horse rides, walking paths, pumpkin decorating contests and more, depending on which orchard you go to!
“ Summer is beach time (yes, Ohio has beaches), in the spring its soccer and all year long we hit up the local parks or play right in our own back yard.
“ We make time every week to go to the park, walk along the trail, and see what kind of adventures we can get into.
“ My three year old loves digging in the dirt so much that there are times he is so dirty, I have to wash him off and take off his clothes before coming inside.
“ Our kids like just running around, looking for bugs under rocks and practicing cartwheels on the grass.
“ We spend lots of time on soccer fields and bike paths. When the entire family disconnects from distractions, the whole family benefits.
“ Pretty much every day, rain or shine, we go outside to play. To the park, on a hike, riding bikes, having a picnic, or taking our dog to the dog park.
“ Just schedule a once a day “let’s go” hour to gather up the kids and go outside to ride bikes. What better family fun activity then taking a spin or two around the neighborhood.