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Beat mid-fall overwhelm!

by Tina Gilbreath on October 01, 2021

We’re halfway through the fall semester. The initial back-to-school excitement has worn off. Activities are in full swing and overwhelm may be setting in. The contrast with last year may be leaving us with a mild case of shock. And, what about our kids? They may be struggling too.
This mid-way point is a great time to pause and check-in with your family and assess the situation. Evaluate your family’s physical, mental, social and emotional balance. If your family is feeling overwhelmed or without motivation chances are you are out of balance in one or more of these areas.  Check out these easy fixes:

  1. Sleep! If your family’s bedtime routine has gotten out of whack. Give it a quick tune up.
  2. Change the scenery. No fall break? Not going anywhere?  That’s ok…you can still get outside! Take a walk, take a hike, go on a picnic.
  3. Play. Make plans with your family or with another too. Maybe let your kids invite some friends to join you. Looking for some special family fun, check out the info on Trunk or Treat below.
  4. Relax. What relaxes your family? Listening to music? Getting some exercise? Brainstorm and plan something together.
  5. Pray. Connecting with God daily helps us all remember who is in control and keep perspective. Read the bible, do a family devotional, or pray together daily! Want a new way to connect with your faith midweek? See the info on Oasis kids! at the end of this post.

trunk or treat

Join the fun, Saturday, October 30, 5-7PM
VPC South parking lot.

Trunk or Treat is for fun for kids of all ages! Bring a bag, come dressed in your Halloween best, and get some candy as you visit each trunk. Food Trucks will have delicious food for sale. Spend time in the
bounce houses and visit the photo booth. 
It's FREE!  Can't wait to see you there!

oasis kids

Oasis Kids! (K-5th grade) and Oasis minis (3-5 year olds) offer a midweek opportunity to connect and grow in faith.
Join us Wednesday nights from 6-7:30PM. (NO Oasis Kids! 10/13)
(Session 2 is 10/20-11/17)

Oasis Kids! is a safe and fun environment to learn about the world in creative ways. Your child will play, pray, learn, sing and just have fun! 
Come get dinner for the family before 5:15. ($5 each or $20/family)

Click here to learn more.  Register here. Questions contact

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