The jar

A New Year’s resolution which has turned into a new lifestyle

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In the last remaining days of 2015, I sat down with a pad of paper and thought up 52 little challenges that my family and I could complete together, one each week.  I bought a jar and put each of these little challenges inside.  On the first of our family supper nights of January I asked my eldest son to pick a challenge out of the jar, little did I know the impact this small but significant weekly ritual would be.

Throughout 2016 my boys, my mother and I completed (almost) all of the challenges and in doing so made some amazing memories, finally accomplished some long put off tasks, met new people, made our friends smile and learnt a little about ‘good values’ along the way.

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This is my invitation to you to join us in doing some of the same original challenges, some different and some crazy new mini challenges with your family – you don’t have to commit in any way and I will only post one challenge a fortnight so no pressure, it is merely a lovely way to spend some time with your children away from screens, technology and distraction.