Seizing the Outdoors with My Kids

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Do you have a good relationship with your kids? Most parents would probably say yes, but how do you know for sure? Asking my kids this one question has helped us to connect in ways I could never have anticipated. The one question I ask my kids is this:

What can I do to be a better parent?

Their answers almost always surprise me. Many times, they mention very small things that are a big deal to them. One year, my youngest said that she would love it if I spent more time playing outdoors with her. In the past, seasonal allergies kept me from spending lots of time outside. We live in a valley and the pollen tends to swirl around. It was never long before my eyes would get itchy and watery. Many times, allergy medications would make me feel drowsy. If I was going to spend more time outdoors with my kids, the first step would be to find an allergy remedy that works well for me. Seizing the Moment to Connect with My Kids


Learning to Seize the Moment

Everything changed the end of last spring when a friend of mine told me about FLONASE® Allergy Relief. She said it was the only allergy medicine that worked for her when she used to live in Texas. Since it is available without a prescription, I decided to give it a try. I’m happy to report that it helped me enjoy the outdoors with fewer allergy symptoms than ever before! Consistency is key. The nasal spray provides relief from irritants and it’s most effective with long term use. This time of year, I’m grateful for FLONASE® to help me take control of my seasonal allergies so I don’t miss any precious moments outdoors with my kids! Oh did you know that FLONASE® also has Children’s Allergy Relief for kids (age 4 and older)? More fun for the family! Our Favorite Activities for Outdoor Play

Here are some of our all-time favorite ways to seize the moment and play outdoors together:

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  1. Mami2jcn says

    I like to take hikes with them.

  2. Mami2jcn says


  3. We like to play frisbee and catch.

  4. Steve Weber says

    We love to ride bikes and scooters and play tag

    groogruxking40 @ gmail dot com

  5. Jessie C. says

    We love riding bikes together.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  6. Jessie C. says


  7. Julie Wood says

    I spend time outdoors by riding bikes, going swimming, hiking and playing lawn games.

  8. Julie Wood says


  9. we like biking and hiking

  10. Jessica To says

    My son and I like to throw the football or play corn hole.

  11. Cheryl B says

    We love to take our children geocaching. It is a great way to get outside, get exercise, and spend time together.

  12. Cheryl B says
  13. We walk on the trail by our house.

  14. Judith V says

    The 2 Bs Biking and beach make up our summer

  15. Judith V says
  16. We love to go bike riding or go to the park.

  17. I like going on a family walk with them after dinner.


  18. maria cantu says

    We ride bikes.

  19. ANGEL JACKLYN says
  20. ANGEL JACKLYN says

    We do all kinds of water sports and activities, swimming is a big one

  21. CR Williams says

    My daughter and I love going swimming together.

  22. Swimming the ocean and pool!

  23. we love spending time outside, the park, the trail, beach, etc. it’s so much fun
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  24. Lisa Brown says

    we like to spend lots of time outdoors in the back yard or on the deck with the pets running around and playing. jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  25. Lisa Brown says

    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  26. Stefanie Gladden says

    we love to go walking, biking, even hiking! and of course swimming in the summer!

  27. Stefanie Gladden says
  28. Madeline says

    My favorite way to spend time outside is to go on a hike at the local park together.

  29. Tracey byram says

    I like biking with my grandson

  30. Susan Smith says

    We go to the park and go bike riding.

  31. Susan Smith says
  32. natasha Lamoreux says
  33. natasha Lamoreux says

    We love going to the beach and camping.

  34. We love spending time in the pool and flying kites!

  35. we love to play golf and go to the beach!

  36. we love playing tennis and going to the beach

  37. we love to go rollerblading and on hikes

  38. Rebecca Graham says

    We splash around in the pool outside.

  39. we love to try different activities – swimming and paragliding in the summer are our faves

  40. we spend time with our kids through various sports and beach trips!

  41. We like boating and swimming together.

  42. shelly peterson says

    We enjoy spending time at the park.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  43. we play soccer and dodge ball

  44. In the summer, my son and I spend as much time at the pool (or the beach) as we can!

  45. My son and I love to go to the pool together in the Summer.

  46. Barbara M says

    When the kids were younger they worked in the garden with us a lot.
    thank you

  47. Barbara M says
  48. Thomas Murphy says

    We like to go for bike rides.

  49. Thomas Murphy says
  50. Erica Best says

    we love going to the park

  51. Erica Best says
  52. Stephanie Phelps says

    I love to take the kids swimming and to the park for nature walks!

  53. Elizabeth pergande says

    We like to hang out at the park and at the beach! truckredford(at)gmail(Dot)com

  54. Elizabeth pergande says
  55. We always enjoyed camping. In fact, my children are all adults with families of their own and they are all campers.

  56. Tabathia B says

    If we are at the park, we play tennis, throw the frisbee, play kickball and softball

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  57. Tabathia B says


    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  58. Bert Ruiz says

    We like to go to the park and go for a walk #Sweepstakesentry

  59. Bert Ruiz says
  60. Ellie Wright says

    My boys play in Little League tournaments all summer, so we spend a lot of time at practices and games.

  61. We love spending time in the garden, planting or harvesting our veggies.

  62. Shawn Gallagher says
  63. Shawn Gallagher says

    I like to take them to different outside events like festivals and the zoo since I don’t get to see them often

  64. Cynthia C says

    My favorite times with my kids outdoors were our trips to the beach. They had so much fun playing in the sand and waves.

  65. Cynthia C says
  66. I do not have kids but I do have children of choice, fur babies. My 3 cats don’t all like to go outside but Oats loves to go for walks on her leash. 😀 She will roll around on the deck and just purr and meow in happiness. Hope my answer is OK! 😀

  67. no kids at home anymore – but spending the day outside at the pool is always fun

  68. Kathryn C says

    #SweepstakesEntry- comment

    we live down the road from a lake so we enjoy taking walks there & sometimes go fishing

  69. Kathryn C says
  70. Whitney Bellows says

    I don’t have kids, but I do have dogs. We love going to teh dog park to run around to spend time outside.

  71. Whitney Bellows says
  72. Jerry Marquardt says

    I spend most of the time with my nephew outside in the summer time by the pool. It is his favorite toy, by far.

  73. Jerry Marquardt says
  74. No kids. I’m always very thankful that I don’t have allergies.
    Thanks for the contest.

  75. Terry Stevens says


  76. Terry Stevens says

    I love to spend time outdoors anywhere there is water.

  77. Anastasia Falling says

    We LOVE playing at the park! Lots of shade, toys and, when it’s hot out, the splash pad!! Great, fun way to cool off for all of us 🙂

  78. We like to go bike riding and swimming.

  79. I don’t have kids but I like to take walks on the beach and putter with my patio garden.

  80. We like to go for walks and bike rides.

  81. Tracey byram says

    I ride bikes with my grandchildren. Or shoot hoops or play balloon volleyball.