It Takes Two + The Crew
They aren't just for children. Honestly, I find that we need to use them more!
Are you listening to your mate? Are you forever on D' Fence (defense but characterized by a conscious deciding whether or not you will listen (based off trigger words) and ready to attack if its not in favor of your side of the yard.) i.e On the fence!
How you show up for your mate matters! How you listen determines whether you will be able to support them, successfully get through a tough situation between the two of you, or even if it begins to become a foundational issue.
Choose to LISTEN! You all are on the same team and should be unified. If you can't hear one another, get assistant to help you navigate out of the bad habit with the proper tools!
Helpful ways to strengthen your union
6 ways to spark change
Don't wait, Deliberate! Healing properly is time sensitive.
Forgiveness (NOT tolerance) is a powerful tool in repairing bumps and utilizing situations to propel you forward.
Be willing to accept evolution. We aren't meant to remain the same and progressive growth is often helpful for you both.
The third view can often help you see each other's view!
The ability to provide space for growth is a strength; not a weakness.
Make conscious effort to review missteps and correct them in a timely manner.
Map It Out
Put a plan in place with trackable results.
Find something new for the both of you!
Although it should never stop, its often first to go when life gets hectic.
New adventures spark teamwork, bonding and fresh perspective.
Get away from the everyday. Make alone time a priority.
Finding couples with similar goals for their marriage will always encourage positive behaviors.
In the A!!
Encouraging the new developments you notice with your little can be exciting!
Its the simple things that actually matter most. Continue helping your young learner thrive by:
Reading at least once a day!
Giving them new items to learn about new textures.
Alllowing them to feed themselves (no matter how messy it gets)
Learning sign language together!
Introduce colors, letters and numbers!
Getting Ready: Back-to-School
EARLY SUPPLY SHOPPING
LUNCH MENU PREP
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
FREE FAMILY FUN!
WHAT'S BETTER THAN FREE?? NOT A THING!
MOVIES ON THE GREEN, ALL COUNTIES
ART IN THE PARK, MARIETTA, GA
BACK TO SCHOOL JAMBOREE, ACWORTH, GA
FESTIVAL OF SPEED CAR SHOW, ALPHARETTA, GA
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE, WOODSTOCK, GA
FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS, ROSWELL, GA
TOT SPOT, ATLANTIC STATION
HOME DEPOT DIY WORKSHOP, SATURDAY AT PARTICIPATING RETAILERS
KIDS SUMMER FEST, SUWANEE, GA
WE'VE GOT OPTIONS!
Not ready for large them parks just yet? want low key water fun? Try these instead!
Splash pads there are many throughout the city and are perfect for a little water play! Stop by Centennial Park or check your local county. Places like Swift-Cantrell Park in Kennesaw have a spacious splash pad complete with on duty lifeguards, chairs for adult lounging and gates for the perfect enclosed space!
Lake visits are awesome for having space to roam without feeling crowded with the masses.
Mini water parks are the perfect set up! Gwinnett County, Cherokee County, Cobb County and City of Atlanta have many water parks complete with a lazy river! Pay a small admission and stay all day if you'd like!
DIY can sound overwhelming but retailers like Amazon and Target make it easy to set up something pretty special!