Posts tagged with: winter

Mother and Child Tournament Ideas on Single Mom

Last winter, my 15 year old daughter and I wanted something to do together that we could keep up until spring. We decided on a Rummy tournament. Whenever we had some down time throughout the winter months, we would play 1-3 hands of cards. I ended up winning the tournament, we had fun, and we got to spend quality time doing something together.

This year, we are re-watching The X-Files, going to the movies once in a while, and possibly re-watching all of the Corey/Corey movies. That’s Corey Haim and Corey Feldman. Yes, they are from my time, but I have raised cool daughters!

Here are some other tournament ideas for you and your children to consider:

  • Scrabble
  • A video game
  • Life
  • Monopoly
  • Canasta
  • Cribbage

Shannon


Great Ways to Deal with Stress

I know that a lot of people have been feeling very stressed lately. I am no exception. I have been entirely too stressed out for just over a month now, and things do not seem to be getting better now that the holidays are over.

 I would simply like to offer up some ideas for how we can all destress this winter.

  • Take a long walk. Pay attention to nature, and work whatever is bothering you out in your head.

  • Take a long bath. Do not think of anything stressful.

  • Read. I have been doing this one a lot. Reading helps me to block out all random thoughts.

  • Watch mindless television. No, really, I am watching the Love Comes Softly series, as well as other movies when I can. It does help to relax.

  • Exercise.

  • Write. I like this one. Sometimes if I write things out, they become clearer. Sometimes, I have to write stories to forget about annoying issues.

  • Go out for coffee with a friend and talk things out. I wonder how many people that my best friend and I have traumatized at McDonald’s this year due to these outings.

Shannon

P.S. What is your best way to deal with stress? Let us know in the comments section below.

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