We rarely have had so much time on our hands. The world has suddenly slowed down, and it is difficult to adjust to our new norm. As an incurable optimist, I always look for the positive in any situation.
Here are a few ideas that can help make your stay at home time productive and rewarding.
Families can use this time to share memories. Dig out the old photos and sort them and have a few laughs about the hair and clothing styles of days gone by. Sort the photos you want each family member to have and purchase a photo box from London Drugs. They will scan up to 800 photos and digitize them so you can share with each of the family members no matter how far away they live.
If the family is scattered, sign up for a meet up program such as Zoom or Partytime. The whole family can have a group video chat. Google Duo or Skype can also bring your faraway friends and family closer to you. Being able to see that everyone is okay helps relieve any anxiety you may have.
Grab the recipe box or go online and find some fun family recipes and start cooking. Get the kids choosing menus and creating healthy family meals and desserts. A great project is making sour dough starter. I always had sourdough starter in my fridge when the kids were little. It was magic to them to see it grow and sometimes overflow the container when I didn’t keep up to using it. We called it the monster as it oozed over the top of the Tupperware container. It made awesome biscuits, bread, chocolate cake and pancakes.
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