Love the Moment Challenge: June 2011

New day. New Month. New season. New Moon. New Blog design. New Love the Moment Challenge.  Maybe it’s time to try someting new! 

Images and Inspiration

Last month’s challenge was inspired by images. Al from Roaming Al participated in the challenge and blogged about many of her “love the moment” moments and you can browse her inspiring posts or read my personal favourites: wind on my face and watching my son play.

As I looked through Al’s posts I was inspired to do some activities with my kids. Take a look at these four photos taken by Al.

 love the moment activities


1. Collect shells and display in a glass or vase of water. It’s like having a little beach in your home. Use water clarifier to keep the water clear or place shells in a vase without water.

2. Paint rocks and use them to decorate around a garden. Alternatively glue google eyes on the rocks to make a pet rock.

3. Make a nature collage picture using leaves, bark, twigs, grass and anything else you can find.

4. Make bread pizza starting with a heart sauce base.

Thanks for these beautiful images and ideas Al.

Love the Moment June

This month’s challenge is based on this post: how to be a fun mum. The idea is to challenge yourself to think a little differently a week at a time.

Week 1: Be true to who you are

Look for opportunities to share things you love with your child. What’s your passion? Cooking, knitting, craft, science, sport, scrapbooking? Whatever it is, turn what you love into a fun sharing experience with your child. 

Week 2: Be brave

Do something new or something that may not come naturally to  you.  This may be anything from painting, playing hide & seek, writing a letter or forgiving someone who has hurt you.

Week 3: Be Adventureous

Do something out of the ordinary.  Here are some ideas: eat dinner outside, have a family sleepout in the living room, go for short drive right after dinner, tell a bedtime story in the car, try a new recipe, wear bright lipstick. 

Week 4: Be Creative

Find a different way to do something.  Have you ever tried rolling towels instead of folding them?  Perhaps you can change a room around for a fresh look.  Maybe collect milk bottle lids for a week and see what sort of crafts you can come up with. If you organise the toys in a different way, will this assist in creative play?

Week 5: Be Imaginative

Pretend you’re an expert at something.  It’s not as silly as it sounds.  Why not buy fresh flowers and do a flower arrangement, try your hand and cake decorating or knit a scarf even though you don’t know how to knit.

 This month it’s all about finding ways to think outside the box. Because life outside the box is full of discovery.

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love the moment june pic

Maybe it’s time to try something new!

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  • Reply
    June 1, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Just enjoying so much the way Al and you make these activities such simple fun for kids, and so accessible to parents!

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      June 3, 2011 at 1:08 pm

      Thanks BC, you always know just the right thing to say.

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    June 1, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Thanks for the inspiration Kelly! Sure made our month of sickness easier to cope with. Miss 3 and I wrote a little song yesterday, so it seems that we anticipated this week’s challenge 🙂

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      June 3, 2011 at 1:07 pm

      So happy to hear Al, but I’m sorry you’ve been sick. Thank you for your lovely posts; I enjoyed reading them.

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    June 2, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    After reading this I thought ‘Yes I think I will do this and also share on my blog weekly, I’ll have to make sure I remember each week and come back to this blog post’ but…
    low and behold there’s a PDF that I can print off! Um AWESOME!

    I’m printing it off now and I am going to do your challenge! My daughter is only 5months old but I definitely want to be a fun mum all the time, right from the start!

    PS I ‘follow’ now so I will be returning to your blog regularly I’m sure!

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      June 3, 2011 at 1:05 pm

      So, so happy to have you here! And I’m looking forward to reading your posts!

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    June 6, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    I wrote my first post today for Week 1! xx

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      June 7, 2011 at 10:46 am

      Whoo Hoo! I’m coming over right now to read it!

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