Celebrate Family Day 2010 with the Boom Boom! Family Deck
Is it just me or does life keep getting faster and faster? Days quickly turn into weeks, weeks turn into months and months become years…all in what seems like the blink of an eye. And, with that constant and urgent rush of the day to day, it’s easy get so caught up in what’s happening in the outside world that we forget to slow down, check in and connect with the people in our lives who matter most–our family!
This is why the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) is spearheading a national Family Day movement, encouraging parents to make family dinners a priority. Research performed by CASA at Columbia University has found that the more often kids eat dinner with their families, the less likely it is that they will smoke, drink, or do drugs. I bet this comes as a surprise to no one and still, it can be a real challenge to take a breath and BE with each other, even it it’s for one meal. CASA wants to change that.
Family Day – A Day to Eat Dinner with Your ChildrenTM will take place on Monday, September 27, 2010 and, along with eating a meal together, we think doing the Boom Boom! Cards Family Deck with your kids is a great way to join in on the celebration! Talking about the random acts of kindness you’ve performed is an inspiring topic for the dinner table, and the discussion cards included make it easy to jump right into the conversation!
One mother was so inspired by Boom Boom! Cards and Family Day that she contacted us with an awesome idea! Bailey Vincent Clark (founder of the Makeover Momma blog) decided that starting on Family Day and continuing for a month, she and her kids will be playing each card in the Family Deck. Once a card has been played, she will send it to one of her blog followers to keep the Boom Boom! Revolution going. She will also be creating videos and posting about the whole experience on her blog. We LOVE this idea!
And Bailey, in turn, inspired us to sponsor a special Family Day promotion with “virtual” Boom Boom! Cards. We will post the link to the card on September 23rd, and anyone who plays that card and posts about it on the website between September 23rd and September 29th, will be entered to win the Boom Boom! Cards deck of their choice! Stay tuned for video updates on Wednesday and Thursday of this week with more info.
Make Family Day 2010 the day that your family starts working together to bring a little more kindness into the world. Boom Boom!