8 Ways to Grow Closer and Healthier as a Family This Summer

This post is a partnership with One A Day® with Nature’s Medley™. I received product/compensation from OAD to write this post. All opinions, photos and tips are 100% mine.

Summer is almost here, and we're looking for ways to grow closer and healthier as a family. The new One A Day with Nature’s Medley makes it easy and delicious to take vitamins together. How are you getting your multivitamins? What do you do as a family to get healthier together in the summer? #ad #OneADay

Every now and then I get super excited for a line of products.

This one is getting me! There are so many reasons to love the New! One A Day® with Nature’s Medley™ line of multivitamins. For one, I’ve made it pretty clear that I’m all about the gummy multivitamins. Always have been, at least since they’ve existed and I’ve been old enough for them, and probably always will be. What I love about this line of multivitamins is that there’s a special formula for all four members of my family! So this becomes another fun and tasty, and important, task for us to do together. It’s the same way I worked hard to get the two dogs on the same heartworm/tick medicine schedule. It’s because there’s power in numbers! And we all have different bodies and different needs.

That’s why it’s so wonderful to each have our own formula.

Summer is almost here, and we're looking for ways to grow closer and healthier as a family. The new One A Day with Nature’s Medley makes it easy and delicious to take vitamins together. How are you getting your multivitamins? What do you do as a family to get healthier together in the summer? #ad #OneADay

We all know that summer seems to pass us by in an instant. It’s an odd time for my family because Cassidy still works full-time, I work full-time, and the kids have camp – which is longer than their school days by two whole hours. Summer passes us by if we’re not careful, and I worry if we’ve gotten enough time together. Have we had time to bond? Did we create healthy habits together? We only get 18 summers together each, before they’re both adults. Will we make the best of it?

8 Ways to Grow Closer and Healthier as a Family This Summer:

1 – Find adventure together. Go a different way home, try a new restaurant, explore a new town, or even cross state lines. We’re an adventurous family, always looking for a new BBQ place, a new place to hike, or a new meal to cook together.

2 – Fulfill at least one family member’s dream this summer. I’ve always loved moose, so Scarlet had the dream a few years ago to see moose for the first time. So we did it. In the winter, we went to a hotel in Orlando that Des had been dreaming about for years. Our dreams range from small to large, but focusing on one dream per family, or even one dream per family member, is a goal we try to achieve every summer. You never know what it might lead to.

Summer is almost here, and we're looking for ways to grow closer and healthier as a family. The new One A Day with Nature’s Medley makes it easy and delicious to take vitamins together. How are you getting your multivitamins? What do you do as a family to get healthier together in the summer? #ad #OneADay

3 – Have no-screens for an hour, half a day, day, etc. Or maybe a whole weekend! Spend that time playing outside together, gardening together, or finding adventures/fulfilling dreams. Make sure at least one meal a day together has zero screens.

4 – Meal prep together! We love to talk about where food comes from and what it does to your body.

5 – Create rituals and traditions together. Maybe it’s movie night or game night, or ice cream on Mondays since Mondays can be gloomier. Pizza Fridays, gardening Wednesdays! We have seasonal rituals and traditions that mean the WORLD.

6 – Support each other. We all have unique talents and hobbies. Scarlet runs 5Ks and Des is doing theater camp. Both are doing mad science camp. I make sure to support them in everything they do, and I also love the time we spend doing so.

Summer is almost here, and we're looking for ways to grow closer and healthier as a family. The New! One A Day with Nature’s Medley makes it easy and delicious to take vitamins together. How are you getting your multivitamins? What do you do as a family to get healthier together in the summer? #ad #OneADay

7 – The family that winds down together. At the end of the day, use the wind down time to snuggle, read, talk, and be together.

8 – The family that takes vitamins together! You knew this was coming, right? New! One A Day® with Nature’s Medley™ are also the only complete multivitamins with plant-based antioxidants from one total USDA serving of fruits & vegetables.

And there are three great tasting gummy varieties: Men’s, Women’s and Kids:

The vitamins are uniquely formulated for men, women and kids, and are free of artificial flavors and sweeteners. Their colors are from natural sources. Also, according to my kids, they are extremely delicious! Raspberry was the favorite:

Cassidy and I strive to eat healthy, and we strive to get more fruits and vegetables into the kids’ diet. Life gets in the way and we have one picky eater and one not picky eater who turns into a picky eater when his sister does! It can be difficult for kids, and adults, to get all the nutrients they need from food alone. New! One A Day with Nature’s Medley, with its plant-based antioxidants from one total USDA serving size of fruits and vegetables, is a great way to help this family get nutritional support.

Summer is almost here, and we're looking for ways to grow closer and healthier as a family. The New! One A Day with Nature’s Medley makes it easy and delicious to take vitamins together. How are you getting your multivitamins? What do you do as a family to get healthier together in the summer? #ad #OneADay

Remember – New! One A Day with Nature’s Medley is the only complete multivitamins with plant-based antioxidants from one total USDA serving size of fruits & vegetables, among leading brands. They are uniquely formulated for men, women and kids ages 4 and up.

Summer is almost here, and we're looking for ways to grow closer and healthier as a family. The New! One A Day with Nature’s Medley makes it easy and delicious to take vitamins together. How are you getting your multivitamins? What do you do as a family to get healthier together in the summer? #ad #OneADay

Here are some interesting statistics about nutrients:
Up to 90% of Americans fall short in getting the key nutrients they may need from food alone.
Up to 90% of Americans aren’t getting enough fruits and vegetables and may be falling short of the important nutrients they contain.
94% of kids don’t meet vegetable recommendations.
66% of kids don’t meet fruit recommendations.
86% of adults don’t meet vegetable recommendations.
81% of adults don’t meet fruit recommendations.

Summer is almost here, and we're looking for ways to grow closer and healthier as a family. The New! One A Day with Nature’s Medley makes it easy and delicious to take vitamins together. How are you getting your multivitamins? What do you do as a family to get healthier together in the summer? #ad #OneADay

Make sure to pick yours up at Walmart and enjoy your summer together!

Summer is almost here, and we're looking for ways to grow closer and healthier as a family. The New! One A Day with Nature’s Medley makes it easy and delicious to take vitamins together. How are you getting your multivitamins? What do you do as a family to get healthier together in the summer? #ad #OneADay

What’s one way you plan to get closer and healthier as a family this summer?

My Husband’s Father’s Day Gift: Jaybird Run True Wireless Headphones

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

These Jaybird RUN wireless earbuds are sweatproof and dirtproof to handle the worst of your workout. Best of all, get these on sale now for $149.99 #ad

First of all, we want to wish all the dads a Happy Father’s Day today!

We’ve had a good one so far. My husband got up early with the puppy but I made sure to take over from there. We went out to breakfast at the place of his choice and then had fun on our new inflatable waterslide. We’ve done some errands and right now he’s resting outside in the hammock while we have quiet time inside. It’s a gorgeous and hot day and I’m totally thinking of my own dad, my two fathers-in-law, and the three grandfathers I was lucky to have and know in my life.

For Father’s Day, I gave Cassidy Jaybird RUN True Wireless Headphones. For one, he’s a runner and can run 8 miles like it’s nothing (seriously.. I get proud when I run 2) and for another, he’s a musician. Whenever we fly to Florida in the winter, we all argue over headphones. I usually buy pairs for my kids but they’re also too big or too small or too something. Cassidy will always generously give one of us his snazzy headphones. For once, I wanted to give HIM headphones – and especially such awesome ones. The in-ear design fits securely, and directs music into your ears for full uninterrupted audio.

They have bluetooth compatibility with multiple devices so you can share your playlist without a tangle of wires. Also, they’re sweatproof and dirtproof so they handle the worst of your workout, and there are sweltering conditions here!

There’s a portable charging case for use on-the-go and it provides up to four hours of streaming audio per charge, plus up to 8 hours with the included portable charging case. You can also enjoy hands-free calls with the in-line microphone. Mainly, they just feel good! That’s super important. Being comfy and sweat-resistant makes them perfect for working out outside or in the gym like Cassidy does. They deliver powerful sound and make him happy! What more reason is there?

Best of all, you can get the Jaybird RUN Wireless Headphones on sale right now for $149.99 (and save $30)

What did you get the dad in your life for Father’s Day?