02 June 2010

Fuel Up the Family

Welcome to the Neighborhood News

Well, it's here. Even though we've had a somewhat cool spring, we're about to receive summer among us, and who isn't ready?

Our first contributor in today's newsletter is Brooke Parker. She's a dietitian and a stay-at-home mom. Brooke sent her article "Fuel Up in the Morning." In it, she's bringing to our attention how important it is to start out our day the right way, by having a good breakfast and giving us a few tips. She tells us: "Whether you are a student, parent of a student, a working adult, or like me a stay-at-home mom, breakfast is definitely an important meal of the day. After years of experience in my profession as a dietitian I think I have heard all of the excuses for not eating breakfast. I would like to address some of these reasons or myths and offer some insight."

Like I said before, summer is here. And with summer we get family reunions. Sometimes we have the good fortune of attending a well put together event, where someone planned it well, and was so organized that everybody left knowing they were renewed, feeling great and loving everybody in their family. And sometimes we're not so lucky.

Our second entry comes from "Family Reunion Helper." They have a whole bunch of ideas to help people decide how to have fun. We chose the "Caveman Reunion" to showcase in today's newsletter; it looked like you could have a blast doing it. Imagine: dinosaurs and cavemen, what more can you think of? We decided we're going to bring some of these ideas for your enjoyment every week, or every other week. We hope you enjoy these entries.

Our last entry comes from "Family Reunion", and what they have to offer is group games. There are the usual ones that we've all played as children (three-legged race, anyone?). But you can find other games that are fun and entertaining and used them in your next event.

Have a great week, everyone!

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  1. Great info on games for family reunions. And they could be used for FHE, Scouts and everything in between!

    Thanks for a fun newsletter.

  2. Thank you very much. I'm glad that you can find other uses for these suggestions. Great!


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