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Monday, March 23, 2015

Our March Break Staycation #ONatural

I don't think we've ever had a March Break Vacation.  Certainly, not with my own children, and I can't recall ever as a child.  For the last few years during the March break,  my kids have spent several days at their grandparents farm, but not this year.  Grandma and Grandpa are both sick and weren't feeling up to the visit.  So, this year we have been spending time around home - a staycation. 

The problem with a staycation in March is that boredom starts to creep in.  So, I had to find a few ways to keep the family busy without breaking the bank.  

Nature
Get out there and enjoy watching Mother Nature kick Old Man Winter to the curb.

My daughter spent last year in Outdoor/Forest School and has grown quite the appreciate for the outdoors.  She is very aware of nature all around us and can not stand being cooped up inside the house.   To burn off a little of that pent up energy we've been heading out for walks around our neighbourhood.  Our main objective is to spot that first robin of spring, yet it is also about finding those melted snow puddles to splash and jump.

Maple Syrup 
This has been a fairly good week to get the sap running.  We are very lucky to have a farm close by that offers maple syrup farm tours.  A farm tour is not only fun, but it is educational as well.  The school sent home an email telling family's that they are free to go and pick up the pails of sap from the school yard and bring them home to boil down into syrup.  I know that boiling down sap is a huge commitment, so visiting the farm is a great alternative.  They invite visitors right in, to see how they boil the sap on a grand scale, and while you are there grab a cup of fresh, warm syrup to sample.

Ice Cream 
Our local ice cream joint is a highlight in our community.  So, you can imagine opening day for the season is ultra-exciting.   We begin the countdown to in mid-January, knowing that they open at the beginning of the March break.  To us, this is a sign of spring and a really big deal.  

Keeping the kids occupied and content can be a bit of a challenge, but it can be done while on a staycation.   While everyone is home, it is important to me to try to keep our routines, but realistically everyone gets off their normal schedule while on vacation.   Orange Naturals has what I need to keep the whole family happy and healthy throughout our March break and beyond.

While we may of spent March break as a staycation, we do have a vacation planned very soon.  Now, this is a HUGE deal, as we don't normally have vacations.  Our family is going to Disney World, and we are very excited.  Yet,  I am scared that the kids could get sick and miss some of our vacation.  We went to Disney World eight years ago and wound up in a emergency department with very sick children.  This time around, I am going to be armed with Orange Naturals Homeopathics, designed to keep us healthy while traveling.  Orange Naturals even has travel support, which highlights and offers solutions for just about every ailment which could happen while we are away.

What did you do with your kids during the March break? 

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1 comment:

Farmers Wife said...

Hi Pam!! Oh my heart be still! Hearns Ice cream is our family fav too! Can't wait for our first visit of 2015 :) Have a wonderful time at Disney, Kelly gave me the countdown last time I saw her haha.