www.omnilocal.co.uk • Edition 35
CARE IN THE COMMUNITY
THIS MONTH’S Supplied by: Leanna Carl - Omni Local CHARITY
That All-Important Family Time Although now is the time for the little ones to get back to books, bells and backpacks, it is still very important that we make time for the whole family this time of year. No doubt with Summer ending and holidays put to bed, everyone will probably start to feel the great decrease in family fun times such as the ones they’ve had during the holidays. Now is a great time to spend more time conversing and checking in with
of tea and a catch up on whichever week day
each other, because there is even more
suits you best.
opportunity to share news and events with
One of the ways I conserve my time if, and
each other after being thrown back into the
allow for a little quality time with loved
outside world and enveloped in knowledge
ones (I have a busy weekend or a lot of
and fascinating work stories.
work during the week) is taking an hour or
A definite thing to remember is that
more after work to meet family members
grandparents aren’t just the people you visit
on a Monday or Wednesday at our local
and invite over for the holidays, so pay them
supermarket, having a catch up and a coffee
a visit and give your kids a chance to show
at the cafe and doing our shop for the week.
them all the great things they’ve been doing
We get to catch up on eachother’s weekends,
at school upon returning after the holidays.
work days and whatever interests us, then
Guaranteed, your elders will definitely get a
we get to plan for the weeknights and find
kick out of hearing what the little ones have
out if any one is coming over for dinner, then
been up to and seeing a few of their recent
we do a nice easy shop together.
works, which will also provide a certain level
It doesn’t really matter what you do during
of confidence in your children.
the months of being back at work, but if
For some, it can be hard finding time on
you can set aside just a little time to get in
the weekends for everyone, but there are
touch with relatives or friends, it can really
plenty of ways you can still get together in
cushion the blow of being back in your
the evenings – from helping your children
hectic routines and stressful schedules, not
with their homework and playing educational
to mention, it will definitely show them that
games, to having a family dinner day or cup
Published on Sep 1, 2015
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