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I have a thing for challenges. Challenges are like a fun competition where everyone wins. In December we did an acts of kindness “challenge” where every day we did a random act of kindness for someone.

We have a photo a day challenge I mostly put on myself, but now that my daughter has her own camera maybe I’ll have her join in. We also have a very ambitious 365 books challenge we’re working on. I’m pinning down a few more ideas for us to try this year. Here’s what I have in mind:

1 . Family workout
My husband is easily the most fit person in our family, and daily workouts are his thing. He often encourages us to join him. My kids love it. Me on the other hand–I sometimes have to be drug into the garage to play along. A family workout challenge would be healthy and fun for everyone to complete.

2. Try something new
It’s so easy to get caught in the day to day routines. From trying a new food, restaurant, sport or skill–Busting out of the ordinary and trying something new together has the potential to be a really fun challenge.

3. Daily Probiotic
I’ve been reading more about probiotics and another great challenge idea is to take a daily family probiotic like Align and Align Jr. which can help support digestive health.*

Align Jr. comes from the makers of Align, the #1 Doctor and Gastroenterologist recommended probiotic brand‡. Align Jr. has no artificial sweeteners and no artificial colors and with continued daily use, helps fortify kids’ digestive systems with a unique healthy bacteria 24/7* with their tasty chewable tablets for kids 6-12.

4. Daily letters
With homeschool my daughter does a lot of handwriting practice (we call it copywriting). She’s usually copying classic poetry but I think it could be fun to take a detour and write letters to friends and relatives. From thank-you notes, to birthday wishes and “thinking of you” cards and pen pals… This is a challenge that could last a while.

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5. Daily Gratitude
We love doing this around Thanksgiving but it’s been something I’ve wanted to try to implement more often through the year. In the morning over breakfast, or at night before bed, just jotting down some of the things we’re grateful for. Recognizing your blessings and expressing gratitude tends to keep me feeling happier all the time.

We’re a family that loves to play and challenge ourselves. That’s why I partnered with Align on this post.

ǂ Among gastroenterologists and doctors who recommended a brand of probiotic in an AlphaImpactRx 2016 Survey.

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