February is always a month of scrambling—the holidays are over, winter breaks are in the books, and the task at hand is to get back on schedule with your family and career. February is also a month traditionally associated with showing your love for the special people who make your life a happy one! Here are a few fun ways to say I love even when your schedule is jam-packed and the pace of life is hectic!
- This one is tried and true and makes family meal prep fun by using a heart-shaped cookie cutter to make each sandwich say “I love you!” It’s easy; make your sammie like you usually do—but use the cookie cutter to punch out the center of the bread to carve out a sweet snack for the kids or your significant other. This also works for pancakes, burgers, mini pizzas, and of course cookie dough! Use your imagination!
- I have a friend at work who receives little love notes from her husband when he packs her lunch for work each day, how great is that? The same can be done for your kiddos! When putting their lunch together, slip in a note of love or encouragement like, “I love you honey—or good luck on your spelling test!” these are wonderful ways to let your family members know you are thinking of them throughout the day. Love notes can be tucked into backpacks, books, briefcases, or suitcases when your spouse is on the road and away from home!
- Create alone time for you and your love by scheduling a date night. Time together not only allows you to reconnect as a couple, but the much-needed break helps you manage the day to day stress you experience as busy parents. The kids will enjoy your date night as well if you have a special plan for them too! Kids Quest is a perfect place for that! Check your children in for fun and games while you share a quiet dinner and conversation—this way, everybody feels the love!
Heart-Shaped Cookie Cutters!
Lunch Box Love Notes!
Make Date Night a Play Night!
Kids Quest—Playtime for Kids, Free Time for You!