“Family Time” Resolutions

Make 2023 your family's best year yet!

By Melissa Hucal, updated by Darla Winstead January 5, 2023
Happy New Year MacKID readers. For many people, a new year comes with making resolutions or promises of things to start doing, stop doing or continue.
This year, why not get your whole family involved in creating some resolutions that will result in more intentional time together?

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Commit to an “Unplugged Night” 
Whether it’s once a week or once a month, pick a time to turn off all the TVs, computers, handheld devices and phones and just spend the evening focusing on each other! Play a game, take a walk, read a book together or simply talk about your day. You’ll be surprised at how much easier it will be to connect when you are electronics free!

Commit to Trying One New Food Each Week
Take a trip through the fruits and vegetables section of your grocery store and pick up something your family has never eaten. Could be an eggplant or rutabaga or pomegranate. Or maybe it’s something less “exotic.” Whatever the case, make the choice as a family and then research ideas for preparation together. Or perhaps your family would like to explore cuisine from a different culture. Pick a new country each week and then shop for and prepare a dinner that a family from that country would enjoy.

Commit to Get Active Together
Set a goal for a certain number of miles to walk (and then hit you local trails) or laps to swim (and then visit the pool) or set a goal to run a race as a family this spring and then train together for it. You could plant a garden, paint the house, or go kayaking. So many options!  

Commit to Exploring Your Own Town
Even if you’ve lived in your town for years, we bet there are a few places or events that you just haven’t tried out yet - think museums, parks, historical sites, etc. Find a few that fit your family’s interest and then put a date on the calendar to check them out. Need a little help in finding them? Check your local Macaroni KID Events Calendar!  MacKID Annapolis

Now it’s your turn! What Family Resolutions will you put in place for 2023? Let us know on our MacKID Annapolis Facebook page.


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