Children benefit from having a wide variety of activities including reading, playing games, solving puzzles, doing creative projects, building with construction toys, listening to music and being active outdoors.
Life rarely perfectly follows a plan. But that doesn't mean that you should just give up and not make a plan. It means that you should embrace a realistic expectation of what planning can and can not do for you.
I decided a few months ago that I wasn't having enough fun. So I set out to accept all invitations that came my way for parties, fundraisers, art openings and happy hours. It's amazing how many opportunities pass by your view in any given month if you aren't looking for them!