Gobble, Gobble, Gobble. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.
I am very grateful for all the people in my life, my health, the opportunities that found their way to me over the past year, the lessons learned and all the moments (good and bad) that led me to where I am today.
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
Even though at first they might not didn’t necessarily enjoy ballet, musicals, and plays, children do learn to appreciate the beauty of performing arts. Not just as an audience member but as a performer too!
And you may be surprised to find out that it becomes something they want to do regularly. We are frequent Broadway Palm goers. The kids love the Children's Teatre shows. And you can't go wrong with the buffet that is offerred before the show begins- all family-friendly foods! So if you haven't exposed your lids to the performing arts yet, give it a try.
Still not conviced, here are 3 reasons why you should expose children to theatre:
1. It Will Make Your Child “unplug” From Technology
Phones must be turned off in a theatre. They will focus their attention on the skill of live acting versus YouTube videos of kids playing. Wouldn’t you rather have your child obsessed with Broadway instead of candy crush?
2. It's Something All Ages Can Enjoy Together
It's truly a family experience....everyone can enjoy it! Got a five-year-old and a sixteen-year-old? No problem! My five year old daughter laughs with me, cries at sad moments and anticipates the evend. And believe me, my Minecraft obsessed eight year old son enjoys himself completely during any play as much as the sixteen year old girl across in front of us.
3. It Promotes Many Life Skills
Give them a larger sense of imagination-Check!
Expand their Creativity- Check!
Literacy Awareness- Check!
Watching perfomring arts will release a form of imagination that is not tapped into via digital watching. And participating in theater will give your child more co-operational skills, discipline, and even improved self confidence as well as public speaking. All of these skills are useful with any occupation, no matter if they go into the arts or STEM career direction.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: MANDY CARTER
Mandy manages the South Florida and SWFL Communities of Housewives In the City as well serving as the South Fl & Midwest Regional Manager. She is mother of two who loves to travel, shop and try new cocktails. In addition to planning events and blogging for Housewives In The City, Mandy Carter is a published writer, working model, freelance event producer & marketer at itsmandymichelle.com as well as a family travel columnist & blogger at Acupful.com.
Our November Girl's Night Out was in Naples at Whiskey Park. This hidden gem has a fabulous happy hour special and a delicious menu! Swag Bags for the first 50 women were sponsored by Amber Adams of Arbonne!
NOVEMBER FEATURED BUSINESSES
A big component of Girl's Night Out is showcasing and supporting local small women businesses. Below is a list of all this month's featured businesses. Keep these women in mind when skincare, healthcare, clothes, gifts and services. Supporting small businesses really does make a difference and when women support one another great things happen!
Arbonne by Amber
Beautycounter by Rhonda
Tori Birch Lashes by Laura
Boho Barbie Boutique
Young Living by Kristi
Pepper Studio- Candles
Board and Brush Naples
Hope to see you next month on December 3rd for our 2nd Annual Holiday Sip & Shop Girls Night Out Market! There will be over 15 featured businesses showcasing the perfect holiday gifts for everyone on your list! RSVP HERE!
I love November. Today I turned 37! Yep, I am a Scorpio!
Birthdays are fun as a kid. I still remember my parties...I guess I should have known I would plan events as an adult because I planned elaborate parties as a child! Now I throw over the top birthday parties for my kids but for myself.... not so much.
I try to turn the entire month into a month of celebrating another year around the sun and set goals for my next year. I like to spend the actual day hanging out on the beach with my family. Then spend the next few weekends toasting with friends! Regardless of how it turns out, I am always thankful for another year of learning, growing and enjoying life!
How do you celebrate your birthday as an adult?
HI, I AM MANDY!
I am obsessed with traveling, could eat tacos everyday, can sip wine or shoot whiskey, trying new restaurants gets me excited and my children fill the days with joy, laughter and challenges!
I share fun things to do in and around the Southwest Florida area plus host monthly "Girl's Night Out" events at local businesses and cannot wait to meet all of you! I also do the same thing for the Fort Lauderdale Community!
Aside from Housewives In The City I am a freelance writer, Columnist for Lee Family News , Family Travel Blogger + Influencer and Publisher for a SWFL Church.