11 Life Lessons I’m Teaching My Kids from Watching the Olympics + Printable

Over the past week we’ve had the tv turned to the Olympics.  The previous years we skipped them.  Perhaps because the kids were younger.  But this year I’ve made a diligent effort to watch the games.  Watching them, really sparked some great conversations with my kids.  Then I realized how I could use these games as an opportunity to inspire my kids and teach them some life lessons.

Olympic Lessons

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20 Minutes of Chaos

School started back up this week.  I’m so excited because this is my first year without having any of the kids home.  Yesterday was a day of quiet, I didn’t have any cleaning or laundry to do.  I started making dinner early because we had to be at the ball field by 4pm.  I put rice in the rice cooker and had pressure cooked my meat.  Feeling ahead of the game I left early to pick up the kids since our school parking lot has been a bit crazy.

By the time I got to the school, it appreared that everyone else had the same idea.  There wasn’t much parking left but I was still able to park within the same area I normally do.  My kids never saw the car, so we ended up leaving late.  I needed a few ingredients at the store… which put us getting home even later.

By the time we got home it was 3:40 – we had 20 minutes to get everything done.  And why is it when you are rushed that all types of chaos happens?

20 m inutes of chaos

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Lowes Build and Grow Clinic – Planes

Have you been looking for a quick and fun event to do with your kids on the weekend?

Be sure to check out Lowes Build and Grow Clinics.

lowes build and grow planes

Every other week Lowes holds their build and grow clinic for the kids.  The event is free and the kids love it.

It’s a great way to get out of the house and do something with your kids, without it costing you a dime.  If you’re a first timer, Lowes will give your child an apron and safety goggles. Most of the projects take about 30 minutes to complete and upon completion the kids earn patches.  Not to mention all the skills they learn while putting these kits together.

This is not a sponsored post for Lowe’s .  It’s just something I do with my kids that’s free, fun and gets them out of the house.  

Be sure to register for the upcoming events, since they fill up pretty fast and comment below and tell me if you’ve taken your kids to Lowes Build and Grow.


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