Your divorce has just concluded and you’re trying to rebuild your future. As you adjust to living on one income, finances are going to be tight for a while
You have a visitation schedule for your children, and you want to make these visiting days special. You’re worried about not having enough money to do activities that your kids enjoy. The truth is that activities with your kids don’t need to cost a fortune. Outlined below are a few ideas.
Making the most of what you have
When the weather is nice, all you need to have some fun is the great outdoors. Why not head down to the local park and let your kids play on the swings? What makes this more fun is if you get involved. Why not give them a push or jump on a swing yourself?
If you’re not able to be physically active when your children are playing, that doesn’t matter. Sometimes, your presence is what counts. Does your child play baseball or other outdoor sports? There are few things that would make them happier than to see you in the stands watching them.
If you can’t get outside
While the weather in California is pleasant for a large portion of the year, there are a few bad days here and there. The weather may dampen your outdoor plans, but there are plenty of fun indoor activities that you and your children can partake in.
Many kids are into arts, crafts and drawing. This is something that you can also get involved in. Why not turn it into a friendly competition? Even if your child is more technology focused, you can get involved in this too. Offer to take them on at their favorite video game, or maybe you can team up and take on the world together.
Maintaining your parent/child relationship after divorce can be tricky – especially if you don’t have much parenting time. However, there are ways to do this. If you’re having some issues with your custody or visitation schedule, make sure you explore your legal options.