Its the middle of the school summer holidays here and I bet that like me, you are enjoying spending time with the children but are also secretly looking forward to when they go back to school and normal routine starts again. The boys and I have been getting out and about as much as we can, when the weather is good however I am trying to make sure that they have more relaxed days at home too.
Feel Good Drinks Co. recently got in touch and asked if we wanted to try their range and have a #FeelGoodSummer party to celebrate the release of their new infusions range. Unfortunately the weather has not been that good this week but in between the showers, Thomas and I had a little party outside and tried a few of the drinks. What impressed me was that all of the range is made of 100% natural ingredients with no added sugar. This is very important to me as a mother as I am trying to make sure Thomas and Daniel stay hydrated in the warm weather but also not drink lots of sugary drinks.
Thomas enjoyed the Cranberry, Pomegranate & Water drink while I quite liked the Strawberry & Mint from the new infusions range. I could really see myself drinking it at a BBQ or large summer gathering in jugs with lots of ice and fruits, in a similar way that you would enjoy Summer Punch or Sangria. I was very impressed especially as it would keep pregnant or drivers happy at a summer party too.
In order to keep the #FeelGoodSummer party spirit going virtually, I asked 20 of my blogger friends to tell me what they do to ensure they have a Feel Good Summer and here is what they said:
- ‘We make a bucket list of as many things that the kids can think of that they want to do and then try and tick them off. I try and suggest lots of free things and things which are realistic rather than expensive days out which has worked so far!’ from Crafts on Sea
- ‘For me, a feel good summer is all about making memories with my little family. Getting out and experiencing new things together, having fun regardless of the weather. Long dog walks, days on the beach hunting for crabs, ball games and BBQ’s in the garden’ from Family Travel with Ellie
- ‘Go with the flow – don’t let the weather dampen your spirits. Get out there and make the most of it! It’ll be over before you know it’ from Twinderelmo
- ‘Going to the beach when it’s sunny makes it feel like we’ve actually had a summer. Nothing better than a walk along the shoreline and building sand castles’ from Lylia Rose
- ‘Make a list of local activities to take advantage of. That way you can have regular days out, even in dire weather or without a car, and not break the bank in the process!’ from Katy Kicker
- ‘For me, nothing beats having friends and family over for a BBQ, I really enjoy playing hostess and spending quality time with my family. There’s something about sitting round a chimnea or firepit on a summers evening. We do it every year, it’s just a lovely time to catch up with everyone whilst the children play’ from Mum’s The Nerd
- ‘I take time out to practice yoga, exercise and meditate. I just think it is so important to keep healthy in both mind and body throughout the year, then when it comes to summer I am much more confident and comfortable in my own skin’ from Our Fairy Tale Adventure
- ‘For me it has to be sunshine, good friends and cocktails’ from Buckets of Tea
- ‘Find the time to do something just for you or that you really want to do. Simple as getting your hair done nicely or just an evening with friends. Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean it’s all about the kids!’ from Candyfloss & Dreams
- ‘Take time to relax. It’s always fun to be out there and busy doing everything but taking time to chill out is important too!’ from Gee Gardner
- ‘Get plenty of fresh air everyday! A pedometer is a great investment as it encourages you to get outside and walk’ from Happy Mummy
- ‘Make a scrapbook of all the family days out you have with leaflets from attractions you visit, photos and diary entries from the kids describing their highlights from the day! Great to look back on and make the memories last a lifetime’ from My Mummy’s Pennies
- ‘Try not to overthink it. Kids find fun in the simplest things. Mine were overjoyed it rained so much as they could go puddle jumping! Go with the flow and don’t have a set ideal about what a good summer looks like’ from Free From Farmhouse
- ‘Beach days are a definite must for us. Even if it’s too cold to go for a swim, we have fun collecting sea shells or building sandcastles. It always helps us to relax and recharge our batteries and it’s never too cold for ice-cream, right?’ from Mummy Alarm
- ‘Be a bit spontaneous if you can. Planning is great, but it’s nice to have the flexibility to take advantage of nice weather for a day out or just stay at home & have a water fight’ from Nine to Three Thirty
- ‘Take advantage of the ability to sit on the couch and enjoy a lazy day – with our work schedules, summer is often the only time we get to really spend some chill time as a family. It’s so often to focus on doing so much during summer, sometimes all we really need is some time to chill out’ from Life With Boys
- ‘For me it is having a good mix of exciting fun days out and relaxing days in. We love our exploring and craft mornings and local attractions but we also want to get to the end of the holidays and feel refreshed rather than completely worn out. So today we had den-making and reading in the house after a trip to the farm yesterday and the kids loved it’ from Mummy And The Chunks
- ‘A feel good summer for me is all about opening all the doors and windows and having one of those days where you’re practically living outside. Paddling pool out, gardening jobs done… its that moment when you sit down with a drink and a snack for everyone in the afternoon sun safe in the knowledge the jobs are DONE and all that’s left is to enjoy it!’ from Devon Mama
- ‘Be more relaxed with the children and let them do things you wouldn’t normally’ from The Sensory Seeker
- ‘Dedicate lots of time “off grid” to really connect with your loved ones and find yourself again. Encourage photography, reading, star gazing, Den making, rowing, stone skimming and any other simple pleasure. Plus you’ll have the feel good factor of not having spent loads of money enjoying yourself’ from Thrifty Mum
What is your top tip for a #FeelGoodSummer? Please tell me in the comments below xxx
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