When you get a child, you suddenly realize how quickly time passes. We’re completely confused during the first few years of a baby’s life. We believe things will get better as the child grows up, but age only brings new challenges.
Whatever the case, this prevents us from trying things we’ve always wanted to try. At one point, you have to hit the brakes, create a bucket list, and experience life’s small pleasures.
In this article, we talk about a few cool things every mommy should add to her bucket list. Now, we’re not necessarily telling you to charter a private jet (although that would be cool!), but you should definitely invest in some of these experiences.
Many people never have the pleasure of skydiving. It’s one of those activities that are very hard to describe with words. The whole experience is cathartic, allowing you to put all your worries aside, even if only for a minute.
No matter where you live, there’s probably some small, local airport where companies organize skydiving. You just have to call one week ahead to book the jump and shell out a few hundred dollars. But trust us when we say this experience is well worth the money.
2. Scuba diving/snorkeling
Staying on the topic of diving, you should try scuba diving or snorkeling. The choice between these two will vary based on your risk adversity. Snorkeling is much easier and doesn’t require much preparation. It’s a fantastic opportunity to experience marine wildlife in its natural habitat.
Scuba diving is for adventurous types, and some people find the concept scary. However, despite what some might think, it’s an extremely safe activity. You’ll have assistance at all times, and if you ever feel uncomfortable, you can just bail.
Marathon is a testament to the human spirit. Just about anyone can join this race and enjoy it with a bunch of other families that decided to spend their day outside.
The great thing about public marathons is that there are no prerequisites. You can run as much as you like, even if it’s for 10 to 15 minutes. After that, you can hit the local ice cream store and take a breather.
The cool thing about this activity is that it’s tailor-made for families. In fact, if you live in a big city, there’s a good chance that the local authorities will organize one such event every year. Alternatively, you can drive with the family to the nearby place that organizes the event, making it a fun weekend trip.
4. Outdoor camping
Here’s another activity that involves the whole family and is perfect for mommies. You can take your kids and partner to the nearby nature park if you’re an outdoor type. Spend the night under the stars and finally leave your PC and phone behind.
Not only is outdoor camping great for unwinding, but it also allows you the chance to communicate with family members. We’re often too busy to socialize with the closest ones, which is a real shame. However, during this adventure, you’ll have the time to bond properly.
5. Chocolate factory
Of course, not everyone likes running, diving, and the great outdoors. Some would much rather lie down on the beach and relax. We can’t blame them; being a mommy is hard work!
So, why don’t you book a visit to the chocolate factory? That’s every person’s dream, and we bet your kids will also enjoy it. Keep in mind that this kind of organized visit involves much more than simply looking at heavy machinery. There’s also degustation where you can taste all the locally-produced goodies.
Of course, if you’re not that much into chocolate, you can always visit a wine factory!
6. Live in Europe
Many US citizens never leave the Americas. They might travel to Cancun or someplace in the Pacific during the summer vacation, but that’s about that. This is a real shame because every person should visit Europe once in their lifetime.
Furthermore, we suggest that you not only visit Europe but live in one of its beautiful cities. Take a hiatus for a few months, and rent an apartment in Paris, Madrid, or Rome.
Most European capitals have a rich history, numerous museums, and various other attractions. So, even if you’re there for a month, there’s a good chance you won’t see everything. Even when you’re old and gray, you’ll never forget this visit!