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MAKING TIME FOR WHAT’S IMPORTANT

MAKING TIME FOR WHAT’S IMPORTANT

Getting that paid post written, updating your Facebook page and posting your daily photo to Instagram are all important things for bloggers, but none are as important as making time for family.

This is my reality, yours might be leaving for work on time, having that report done before your next meeting or getting your side hustle up and running after your day-to-day job. Whatever your reality of everyday life I’m going to guess as a parent, it’s nothing short of hectic.

True story. I once woke up at 6:30am blinked twice and it was 8pm. OK, not quite a true story but if you’re reading this and you have a busy life filled with parenting, work and washing pots, you’ll understand.

I’ve been speaking with ao.com about making time for what’s really important, family.

Now, we create daily vlogs that document our family life, yet don’t actually get enough quality family time. We’ve managed to fix that this week with the help of ao.com sending us a GoPro Hero 5 Session to capture even more family adventures.

(GoPro Hero 5 Session REVIEW!)

family time

 

It just so happens that this has all come about during the busiest time we’ve had in a while and it’s been great this evening to put all of the daily hustle and bustle aside to get out and spend some quality time together as a family. We decided to grab the GoPro and go for a walk in the evening sun, all 6 of us, Peppa the Pug included of course!

Other than grabbing a few snaps to look back on and a little footage with the GoPro, it was lovely to switch off from social media and daily life. Not only myself and the wife, but the girls too. Being teenagers they’re rarely looking straight forward, we usually only get to see the top of their heads as they bury themselves into their phones almost 24/7. We’re just as guilty truth be told, although I pass it off as working… No-one’s buying it.

Corben loved it, running, jumping and just generally being free out in the woods with his big sisters. Peppa is a pug so she barely made it round, they’re not built for walking these things! It was lovely for us to just watch the kids interacting naturally, no devices or homework or other distractions in sight.

I’m so pleased we’re able to capture these moments and savour them not only in the moment but again and again.

This evening’s family time got me thinking, why is family time for most families not further up the list of weekly priorities? Everyone enjoys it, even if it can be a little stressful convincing the 5-year-old to get re-dressed after stripping for no reason, explaining to a teenager walking is healthy and they should try it for once and remembering poo bags for the dog.

Once you’ve jumped those hurdles what happens next is precious. So why not make more effort to make it happen more often. Better still, snapshot these moments, capture these memories and re-live them again and again.

Give your dad the gift of capturing family moments this Father’s Day, with ao.com and GoPro.

KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED FOR OUR FAMILY TIME GOPRO HERO 5 SEESION VIDEO!

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  1. 13th June 2018 / 11:08 pm

    Brilliant blog post and the GoPro looks fantastic! I couldn’t agree more about quality family time and spending more time offline and getting out as a family doing something together. We as a family have always been surrounded by countryside, woodland and moorland with the highest and breathtaking views and we’ve absolutely loved it. Just recently since moving to a city we were talking about how much we miss going for long walks along canals and woodland areas and unfortunately we haven’t yet found any close by. My point being is you have to appreciate whatever you have in life because life is always changing and even though we don’t have our countryside, we still spend quality family time together…even if it means just going to the local park, it doesn’t matter where you are as long as you’re together and having fun.
    Lisa.
    @itsamomsworld

    • DadvWorld
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      14th June 2018 / 4:55 pm

      That’s right, it’s not where you are, it’s who you’re there with isn’t it. It will be an adventure getting gout to find new places for you all, that’ll be good in itself. Appreciation is something we could all do better I think.

  2. 14th June 2018 / 12:39 pm

    I agree – family time is really important. If I’m honest, I’m struggling with it. I work all day and by the time I’m home at 6 (or later sometimes) the girls are getting tired and whingey and I’m attacked as soon as I walk in the door. I’m trying my best to not get annoyed with them rowing but honestly it does my head in. And on those days that I’m good and enjoy it, he’s in a foul mood. It would appear that we can’t have it all.

    Having said that though, we have enjoyed being out in the garden more during the lovely weather we were having. But we still don’t spend enough time outdoors as a family.

    • DadvWorld
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      14th June 2018 / 4:48 pm

      Getting outdoors is really good. Corben is loving it more and more, especially now we’re building up the garden with a sand pit, trampoline etc. Ah, family time as good as it is can be stressful too! Our walk yesterday almost never happened because no-one wanted to go! Then we got there and everyone loved it.

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