Family Day Challenge

February 18 is Family Day! Family Day is a day that, although I’m feeling a little redundant in saying it, is devoted to being with family. It’s also a great reason to have a holiday in February since the groundhog doesn’t really justify one.

This Family Day, my family is participating in a challenge that is becoming more popular every year.  It’s called Family Day Unplugged. The challenge is to go without using your technology for a full day in order to devote all of your attention to your family.

Can it be done?  I personally believe it can, and probably should be done on a more regular basis. My family is planning on doing some snowshoeing or skating or bowling together – something we never seem to have the time to do, and I’m really looking forward to it!

Are you going to take the challenge?  Can you unplug for a whole day?  If so, what does your family plan on doing?

Whatever Family Day looks like to you, I hope you are able to enjoy it with your family in a way that suits you. If you would like more information on Family Day Unplugged, here is Edmonton’s website for the event: http://www.edmonton.ca/for_residents/programs/family-day-unplugged.aspx

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2 thoughts on “Family Day Challenge

  1. My family went unplugged on Family Day and I do have to say, it was a bit of a challenge! That just goes to show how plugged in we actually are. I believe that we have to stay with the times and we live in a time of technology, but limiting its use during family time is one of the best choices (and examples) we can make for our kids.
    Alexis Marie Chute

  2. My family is going to take the challenge as well. They aren’t sure about no cell phones or texting, but I think we can do it!