Plan a picnic on April 23! Go to the beach, visit a museum, zoo, or local park. Pack delicious snacks, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches mix it up, veggies, fruits, nuts, chocolate or other likeable snacks.
Prepare your picnic - Go to the local market and purchase sour dough bread for sandwiches. Select an assortment of meats, jams or spreads. Visit the health section if someone in your family has food allergies. Select whole grain crackers, low-fat cheese, sliced pickles, olives, and sparkling drinks, water, juice, or other beverages.
Store each snack in separate containers. Picnics are for selecting your favorite foods and having healthy snacks outside, more enjoyable and encourages togetherness.
Include variety, schedule it and invite friends. Picnics are good for your health. Climb to the top of a hill, spread out a blanket, open a picnic basket and enjoy! Sit by a lake, or picnic in a boat on the lake. It's time to get out the flip-flops, shorts, and picnic baskets for an adventure you will love.
It is estimated that 64% of American's are working from home, due to circumstances from COVID-19. Before the pandemic, children and young adults were more likely to go to work with their parent's by commuting to the work location. Here are some tips on how to setup working from home with your younger children today.
Plan - plan your day
Boundaries - Establish boundaries, let children know, that because you work at home there are times for work and play. Plan activities that are short and interactive with younger children. Plan a time out for them to go outside for a walk, share exercise routines with children and how you plan the day. Include them on planning a day at the office by updating calendars. Use bright colored markers and sticky notes that they can use to ad to the calendar schedule.
How can you make working from home a special place to bring your kids to work today?
Find a quiet place in the office, include a small table and chairs for the younger children to color at, read books, play games or write. Keep expectations to a minimum. When the younger child is in the office, work activities that are less distracting. For example, send an email correspondence, write a blog, send letters of appreciation to staff, and co-workers. Bring a small pet to the office, let your child interact with them while you are working.
Schedule an at work experience with your teenage children. Let them observe your work schedule, discuss calendar dates that are important, schedule time to observe the career that is age appropriate. Meet and greet fellow co-workers and staff. Schedule lunch with young adults, discuss interests, and webinar engagement.
Bring in an expert to discuss career opportunities with young adults. Schedule a mock meeting with other teenagers who came to work with their parents. Pick a topic and encourage them to write on it for the day. Correspond through email, send out forms, file documents, run errands, complete a worksheet about going to work with parents, take a survey, share the experience on social media. Be excited about the experience! Children are exceptional and parents are excellent role-models for their future. Schedule time for engagement on a regular basis, so they see your strengths and are encouraged by opportunity in the workforce.
Spring is one of the perfect times to enjoy the vibrant blossoms of color in trees. In Nebraska the top 5 fastest growing trees include: The Pink Weeping Cherry Tree, Pink Dogwood, Jane Magnolia, Magnolia butterflies tree, Red Dogwood, Eastern Redbud.
There are different types of considerations for trees and locations. For example Evergreen trees are used for privacy, Fruit trees are beneficial for enjoying fresh fruit, it increases property value, and could help save money on your energy bills because they provide shade during the warmer months. Trees help the environment by expelling fresh oxygen into the air. A fruit tree may increase the value of your property by providing fruit, a beautiful display, and flowers during the spring months.