Chris and I love to get out of the house and have a date night but it's not always possible with 3 young kids. Hiring a babysitter can get expensive and sometimes staying in is just as fun.
I put together 20 date night ideas you can have at home that we've tried and want to try.
1. Have beer/wine/mixed drink tasting. Grab a new drink to try together.
2. Ice cream night. Make sundaes with fun creative toppings.
3. Cook a new meal together.
4. Paint night. Grab some paint, brushes, and paper and paint together. You could even use the same paper and see what you come up with together.
5. Have a bonfire and roast marshmallows.
6. Play video games together.
7. Exchange foot rubs.
8. Have a picnic on the floor or take it outside under the stars.
9. Build a fort together.
10. Chopped Challenge at home. Have a friend fill a bag with ingredients neither of you know about. Set a timer and race the clock together.
11. Do a puzzle together.
12. Dream about your future together and where you'd like to be in the next 5-10 years.
13. Look at your wedding album or watch your wedding video.
14. Play a card/board game.
15. Snapchat each other when one is out of town.
16. Movie and popcorn night.
17. Watch a sports game together and dress in your teams colors.
18. Play minute to win it games.
19. Play hide and seek.
20. Listen to an audio book together.
My friend Suni Ferrer came up with this amazing "Get Well" Slushy for when her kids are coming down with something and don't want to swallow vitamins.
I started giving my boys the slushy and they LOVE it! They ask for it as a dessert after dinner. I have no problem with that! Healthy kids equal a happy mom :) I've even tried it and I was surprised just how sweet and tasty it was.
"Get Well" Slushy
By Suni Ferrer
Makes 2 child servings or 1 adult serving.
- 2-4 oz. filtered water (Get Clean Water pitcher removes lead)
- 7-10 ice cubes
- 6 Defend & Resist (Zinc, Echinacea, Black Elderberry)
- 2 Nutriferon
- 10 Chewable Vita-C
- 1 Vita-D3
- 3 Tbsp Performance Orange (or Lemon-Lime)
- 2 Incredivites or 1 Vita-Lea (optional, if not taking separately)
- 1 Lime or 1/2 lemon or 1 Orange, freshly squeezed
- 7 drops liquid stevia or 1 packet stevia to taste (optional)
- 3-5 Alfalfa Complex (optional, decongesting and helps digestion)
Blend until slushy, Serve in 2 bowls with a spoon. Cover with lid and save in freezer any unused portions. If you blend too long, then it turns into a refreshing ice beverage you can enjoy with a straw.
Note: This can also be made as a room-temperature drink, simply use 8-16 oz. water and omit ice cubes.
Give this yummy slushy-sorbet as a natural remedy at the first sign of illness and repeat in 4 hours.
To boost immunity even more, take 1-2 Optiflora probiotic capsules per day.
My 3 year old, Owen, loves to help out in the kitchen. Today we decided to make an afternoon snack for when his older brother got out of school. We made these Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Energy Balls. They loved them and so did I and the hubby! Two to three is enough to satisfy a sweet tooth and keep you energized in between meals.
1 cup Peanut Butter
1/3 cup Honey
1/2 Tbs. Flax Seed
1/2 Tbs. Chia Seed
Mix together in a medium bowl or food processor (use the dough blade). Roll into balls or use a small ice cream scooper. Place in fridge. Yields 16-17 protein balls.