I started the year off walking my son to school. Time spent in the carpool drop-off lane is now spent walking with my son. Great conversations, teaching him healthy habits, sparing the air of carbon emissions and a bonus workout. I didn't realize I had grown afraid of the rain. Not anymore. Walking in it is an adventure through the eyes of a child, or an adult who is relearning how to really pay attention.
No special equipment required, though I guess a child helps. I see lots of neighbors walking during this time too. I am sure watching the kids walk can add a new dimension to the traditional walk around the block.
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It's back to school time. Sales are on, each year the teachers in your local schools spend thousands of their own money getting supplies for kids and classrooms. If everyone out their ( single folks too) spent $25 and got things like gift cards, crayons, copy paper and so forth teachers would have spend less on other folks kids. We talk a good game in this country about caring about education, let's show it.
Most schools will give you a class supply list for the asking, if you don't know what to buy.
I buy Scrip cards from my kids' school. It helps me budget how much I spend at each of those stores and I get 50% of the rebate applied to my kids' tuition and the rest of the rebate goes to the school. It's a win/win situation
I have to drive my kids to school. Instead of heading home after I drop them off, I go for a walk. If the weather is bad, I just head to the local shopping centre for some brisk mall walking. Mornings only half over and I've got an hour of walking in - instead of going back to bed, or getting wrapped up in housework, or running errands.
I bring my head phones and wear my walking shoes, get showered and dressed as soon as I get up.
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