Let’s face it: all of us like to get out and about with the children. It can get quite claustrophobic when you stay indoors with your children a lot, the children can get bored, they could end up watching too much TV, the house gets messy, you have to clean up the mess and can’t supervise the children as much as you would like, and more importantly, staying indoors all day can quickly eat through your energy bills with the heating on, water being run and electric being used for long periods of time.
So, taking our children outdoors is an option which many moms choose over staying inside all day. Sure, there are times when we pretty much have to stay indoors either because of really bad weather, we are waiting for a delivery, we do not feel our usual self, or our children may have a mild illness and you do not want to make it worse by going outside. But, we all love to get outdoors with our kids.
Outdoor trips do not necessarily have to cost a lot of money. A lot of moms may be under the impression that when taking the children outside, that we have to spend money on a range of different things. But, that is simply not true.If you do your preparation beforehand, you may not even need to pay for a single thing!
A simple trip to a local park can be lots of fun, especially if you pack things like soccer balls or frisbees. If you are planning on going out over lunch time, then prepare food for the occasion, or even prepare smoothies and juices to give the kids a treat which is also healthy and will do their bodies a world of good. If you have not yet managed to buy a juicer, then take a look online at websites like healthybutsmart.com to ensure you make a measured and good choice for your budget and needs.
If you want to take the children to a swimming pool but are worried about how much it will cost, look elsewhere like public swimming pools which do not charge you for use. In a public swimming pool, there will also be lots of people and your children can interact with other kids, giving you more time to relax and finish that book that you just have not had the time to get through.
It is important, though, to make sure the children are completely safe during outside play. Do not take them to somewhere which can be risky, like mountain climbing or natural reservoirs as you can never tell when these sorts of place can become perilous and may cause you and your children harm. Make days out fun, cheap and exciting, and your children will want to go outside again and again - meaning more physical activity, less housework for you and there is also the opportunity for household bills to be made much cheaper by infrequent use of utilities.