Share What’s Good: Quality time with Family.

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Welch’s. I received product samples to facilitate my review, a gift code to giveaway, and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

When I got pregnant with Edison, Alan and I knew it would be the end to our impromptu road trips until we bought a car that would fit three car seats. Basically, outside of the home, it meant we’d have to give up some of our quality time with family. Given how much we love our little road trips, we knew that would be hard on us. The picnic cooler full of snacks like Welch’s jelly sandwiches and grape juice would be relegated to the back yard.

Edison is now almost 6 months old. Last week we bought our new mini van, which meant that this past weekend was chock full of quality time with family. All three kids fit in the back seat of the van! Yesterday we took a long awaited drive up to Bellingham, WA and back – including a “detour” on Chuckanut Drive, one of our favorite mini trips. It’s scenic no matter the season and it’s an easy day trip.

You may argue that it’s not really quality family time because Sebby has his iPad, but I disagree. Trust me on this one! He happily played his spelling and math apps on the drive to Bellingham, and on the way back played with the new Planes toys we picked up for him 🙂

3 car seats across in a honda odyssey - The Maven of Social Media

Today we decided to have a lunch picnic! We packed up some peanut butter and Welch’s Grape Jelly sandwiches, GoGo Squeez, animal crackers and Welch’s grape juice and headed to the playground at Sebby’s new school! He’s starting kindergarten this week so it was a great way for him to show him his school and spend quality time with family.

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With school starting this week, we’ll start focusing on family time around the dinner table – talking about our day and what we learned at school.  I’m also really excited that Edison is THISCLOSE to sitting up unassisted, which means he get’s to start sitting with us at the family table too, and enjoying those family moments. Before I know it, he’ll be eating grape jelly sandwiches too (without the peanut butter of course!)

I love spending quality time with my family. Life is so hectic that sometimes it gets a little crazy, and it’s important to find the little moments that we can, whether it’s a picnic in the park, or around the dinner table.

What you would do if you had an extra hour of quality time with family every day?

Welch’s believes in the magic of “kitchen table” moments, and has been helping families enjoy them for generations. In the time it takes to drink a glass of juice or share a sandwich, a special moment can happen. That’s why Welch’s has just launched a new movement called “Share what’s good™” It’s all about sharing those special moments that occur each day with family, friends and loved ones – whether it’s at home or on the go. At   you’ll find a variety of great content from fun family ideas to delicious recipes. You can share photos of your every-day moments and see how others are doing the same. Just use the hashtag #Sharewhatsgood on Twitter or Instagram and it will show up in the feed. Keep in touch by bookmarking the site – there will always be something fun to learn from Welch’s, or other people in the community.

Be sure to check out the Welch’s Facebook page too!

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Welch’s wants you to Share What’s Good! Take photos of your family moments and share them with others! Plus, enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card on the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US residents 18+, void where prohibited.

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Don’t forget to post your own photos to Twitter and Instagram, using the #sharewhatsgood hashtag!

 

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About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cat and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.

Comments

  1. Yum, grape juice! If I had an extra hour of time with my family we’d turn off the TV and go on a walk, maybe do something fun like a scavenger hunt, go get ice cream, play at the park a little longer. Just spend good quality time together.
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  2. We love Welch’s around our house! I need to get my camera out! We love spending time together outside when it’s not so hot (I cannot wait for fall weather)!
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  3. michelle oakley warner says:

    i spend quality time with my kids at dinner and then we play games or do arts and crafts after dinner. then we usually have a dessert at the table and we just stay together

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