2018 is the Year of The Family…It’s time to bring the family to a place that doesn’t involve individuals staring at a screen and completely disconnected from each other when in the same room…or out to dinner…or enjoying the great outdoors.

2018 is the Year of The Family…It’s time to bring the family to a place that doesn’t involve individuals staring at a screen and completely disconnected from each other when in the same room…or out to dinner…or enjoying the great outdoors.

Staying healthy is just one of the many activities that will allow today’s multi-tasking families to accomplish a few goals at once! Think about it…As a parent, you want to make sure your family is happy, healthy, and functioning at the top of their game, right? How does everyone do that, and how do you make sure they are as active as possible yet still able to connect daily with family members…and not their little screens? Time Together as a family Physically and Mentally healthy families enjoy a better quality of life – it’s not hard to disprove that. What can a family do together that helps increase health, mental clarity, and especially during this month of love…impart the love of family to our children to ensure memories that will last?

Time…spending time together is one of the key ingredients needed to create a quality environment where everyone feels loved, connected, and has a chance to communicate. You already know this right, but have you carved out even 20 minutes a day to make sure you do this? The family dinner table is a start, but with all of the activities kids, and adults seem to have during the day – sometimes this just isn’t possible. Family Fun Around Austin One of my favorite websites to peruse when looking for unique activities to do with family and friends is www.onlyinyourstate.com/texas/austin/ You’ll always find something fun and interesting to introduce to your world that everyone can enjoy. From playing Putt-Putt or tennis together, Learning to swing from a Trapeze, Hiking some of Austin’s hidden or well-known nature spots, or exploring one of the gazillion eating spots Austin is famous for, your challenge to make this year The Year of the Family will know no bounds.

Backyard Fun – But at the end of the day, when everyone needs to recharge their batteries and prepare to take on tomorrow – what does your family do to ensure you’ve all connected, or have had time to recuperate from your many activities? Consider the many benefits of spending time together in your backyard, enjoying one of the incredible Austin sunsets if you are so lucky to have unobstructed views, or rejuvenating body, mind and spirit through the immersive benefits of a hot tub! Experts confirm a hot tub sharpens the mind, relaxes the body for a goodnight’s sleep, and through the combination of hot water and massage of jets, restores your physical and mental well-being which significantly reduces both mental and physical stress and decreases anxiety. Imagine spending 15 to 20 minutes at the end of every day together without cell phones, ipads, or computers, because this is one place to be guaranteed electronics don’t be