In today's day and age, it seems we're constantly on the go. Families have so many activities they participate in, that they have to schedule them in so they don't forget them. Dinners are rushed and on the go. All of a sudden it hits you: you barely speak to your family other than "Are you ready?" "We're going to be late!".
The basic tenets of Slow Family Living are simple: slow down, connect, and enjoy family life.
Offering 75 easy to implement ideas - like keeping a family journal, or spend nothing day - this book can help you squeeze in a few moments together to have fun and spend quality time together. Most of the ideas are simple to do with children of all ages - and even childless homes too. Taking a half an hour for everyone to hang out in the kitchen together and cook a meal is beyond simple, and a wonderful bonding time - as well as teaching time.
If I could gift a book to just about every family I know, this would be it. I hate to keep using the word simple but good gosh, it doesn't get any more simple than using these ideas to get your family not only closer together, but happier. If every family in the country subscribed to these ideas, our world might be a little bit less harried and cranky, and a lot more joyful. Add this book to your must-read list, and try to toss in a few ideas as soon as you can. Maybe not all 75 will work for your family, but I'm willing to bet the majority will.
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Slow Family Living: 75 Simple Ways To Slow Down, Connect, And Create More Joy by Bernadette Noll is a paperback parenting book published by Perigee. It is 224 pages long. The suggested cover price is $15.00, but Amazon has it available for $10.20 as of this posting. It is also available as an e-book for the Kindle and other e-readers.
I received a copy of this book in order to read it and share my thoughts on it. All opinions are my own, and not that of the author(s) or publisher.