Tips For Being Active With Your Kids! #MovingMoments @Huggies #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Huggies® and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.


    Any mom can tell you that keeping up with kids is no easy task.  My boys are no exception and they seem to be blessed with an endless supply of energy that just keeps going and going all day long.  Since I have a full-time career as an educator, Blogger, and mom, I am always being pulled in all directions and it is definitely taxing to run after my boys and to take them to all their activities on a daily basis.

    I think the key to staying active when you have kids is to try to take better care of yourself and to increase your physical activity during the week from the time that your children are little.  The minute both of my boys started walking I knew I was going to be in trouble if I didn’t make it my business to be more active in order to try to keep up with their energetic pace.  For this very reason, Huggies® is partnering with leading fitness movement expert, Nikki Glor, and MyGym to encourage parents to keep moving.


Here are some of the ways that I have tried to stay active with my boys since they were little:

  • Visit your local park at least once a week and spend some time on the swings and climbing the monkey bars.  I find that this time is also great for spending some time talking and catching up with your child’s experiences during the week.
  • If you have a dog, make it a daily family ritual to walk him together around the neighborhood.
  • Leave the car parked and opt to walk with the kids to your local grocery store when you need to just pick up a few things.
  • Avoid taking the elevator whenever you can and opt to walk up the stairs with your children.
  • Riding bicycles to the park is a great way to to get some exercise in and to enjoy some family time with your kids.


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Let’s Discuss:  What are some of the ways that you stay active with your own children?


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  1. I don’t have children but a couple of friends with kids lived with me sporadically over the years. I made sure to take them when I walked my dog–parks were a must and it was close enough to walk to.

  2. Bike riding is always fun.

  3. Terry My Journey With Candida says

    My Daughter is older now, but when we get together we do a lot of walking and talking. It is like we are best friends instead of Mother and Daughter.

  4. Tracy Iglesias says

    No kiddos, but I always take my nieces and nephews to the park, zoo, beach, amusement parks which means we end up doing a lot of walking. I miss having a dog, and plan to get another one. I prefer large breeds, and they need a lot of outdoors time!

  5. We have been going for nightly bike rides. The weather has been perfect this August!

  6. We go for bike rides and walks. Our favorite it to walk to the local dog park and play with all the dogs there.

  7. We go for a lot of walks. And we also like swimming and just playing on the playground.

  8. I have 2 very active boys, so we are always going on family walks and bikerides – or something 🙂 We love to get out and do things together.

  9. Lois Alter Mark says

    Living in Southern California, we were always able to keep active outdoors when my kids were little. I miss those days!

  10. Jennifer Williams says

    I love this post, I am one of those moms who makes her kids shut things off and go outside. Because of my doing that they have learned to love hiking!

  11. mail4rosey says

    Kids do have a lot of energy. The older we get (me and my husband) the clearer and clearer that becomes. 😉 The giveaway is a good one. We always used Huggies when the kids were little.

  12. I miss the days at the park now that my children are grown, but we still take lots of walks together and love to go swimming. Sometimes I still take them to the local park, but generally to use the walking trails or play basketball, now.

  13. My kids and I take walks daily and we are constantly playing in the woods and creek behind out house. We also have weekend family softball games, backyard kick ball. Pretty much active yard games!

  14. I take them swimming at the pool, the lake or the waterpark. I also take him to the park and run along while he rides his bike there Rosanne

  15. Cinderella10383 says

    Rather than driving th 1/4 to 1/2 mile to the park we walk. We always take little walks to stay healthy

  16. Lesley Stevens says

    I am not as active with my kids as I should be. We homeschool so you would think we would have MORE time for physical activity but it’s hot where we live in the summer so we have to stay indoors as much as possible until fall.

  17. I have young kids so it feels like we are going all the time! I love it! Keeping them active is a big part of them growing up and my memories!

  18. We garden and do yard work together. We live on 5 acres, so there is always something to do.

  19. I stay active by going on walks to the park together. My son gets to ride in the stroller, but then he lets his energy out at the park! We also go swimming together. It’s amazing how much exercise we get at the pool.

  20. We love to be active. We spend a lot of time outdoors. And we love playgrounds. I think it’s very important to be active with your children.

  21. My little guy is SO active nowadays! I have to watch him constantly so he doesn’t get into anything 😉

  22. mena & taty says

    This is a great reason to convince the rest of the family to get a dog! We also take advantage of parks to stay active

  23. My girls are active. They love to play around. A new activity that we just picked up is clogging.

  24. Paula Caudill says

    We go to the park and I play in the backyard with my girls, sometimes we go swimming.

  25. Touristmeetstraveler says

    Taking your kids to the park is a great way to get kids active.

  26. It sounds like a great way to help children get active and you know they are safe in their nappies 🙂 x

  27. Great tips to keep the active; We play soccer and are almost every night at the Fields to practice and they also take part in school sport activities.. we are always on the go…

  28. Rebecca Bryant says

    Son and i try to take a walk every evening to keep active together.

  29. Helene Bludman says

    When my kids were little we spent almost every day at the park, unless the weather was bad. They loved to run around and I loved that they worked off some energy.

  30. April Mims says

    My girls are older now but they used to like to run with me. Since we have a pool in our yard, it was always fun to swim and play in the pool.

  31. Jeanine @ says

    Great tips! I feel like we are always on the go!

  32. No kids here yet, but when I worked as a nanny in college I made sure I had time every day to get outside and play with the kiddos! They picked the games, I played! Great exercise and bonding time, too!

  33. Barbie Ritzman says

    I love idea of a local park. Kids(and adults) need to enjoy these basic things in life. Get out of the house and away from the computer more often!

  34. Nice. I have also tired to keep a more active lifestyle. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  35. Cute contest! My daughter is pregnant with twins!! First babies so we have been checking out diapers. Huggies is what I use with her and her brother.

  36. We like to walk the dogs around the neighborhood after dinner too. Or, we go out and play a little badminton in the backyard for a quick exercise.

  37. I loved walking to my elementary school as a kid & playing on the structures. So much fun!

  38. Its always nice to keep an active lifestyle and influence kids to do the same

  39. When my kids were young, I would participate in all of their outside activities if I could. The neighborhood kids would have all kinds of basketball, baseball and flag football games and they would always need a first baseman or a ref. I loved it.

  40. Jessica Beard says

    We spend all of our time outside-running, playing on the swingset, riding bikes, and swimming.

  41. Chrissy Mazzocchi says

    It’s so important to get that time in with them, I agree!

  42. I try to take my daughter to playground daily and walk as much as we can. And during the summer we do a lot of swimming.

  43. Carmen Nimo Perez says

    It’s so important to stay active with your kids. We always played with our daughter outside when she was younger, on the swingset, riding bikes, running, etc…

  44. Veronica Solomon says

    these are the things they will remember. My kids are 17 and 12 and sometimes they remind me of activities that my old brain completely forgot that we did years ago

  45. This post reminds me of the first few years when my son would run around with his diaper butt! He was and still is a very active child. This summer he went swimming almost every day with his grandmother. We also take him to the parc and let him run some of the energy off!

  46. I actually take my dog for a walk with my toddler. She loves holding on his leash although he loves running and sometimes she can’t catch up. Guess that’s exercise enough for us. 🙂

  47. You make a good point that it’s not that difficult to add a little activity into every day. Your suggestions are great. We love to play outdoor games and those always end up in movement!

  48. We stay active by doing activities outside on a regular basis. Going for walks, swimming in the pool or helping me with simple outside chores.

  49. I love that tip on using the stairs instead of the elevator. This has done wonders for me and my fitness. We also spend a lot of time at the beach.

  50. I think the best way to keep kids active is to be active as adults. If I’m outside, the kids will come out with me. If I lay around, they will as well.

  51. renee walters says

    We stay active by doing activities outside such as swimming in the pool and taking bike rides.

  52. Thanks for the great tips. It is always great to be outdoors and to go activites that are healthy and DON’T involve electronics!

  53. Jessica Beard says

    Entered the Kohls giveaway.

  54. Rebecca Williams Parsons says

    Right now we are learning to take our first steps so our staying active involved going outside and helping them walk towards the dog kennel. They love the doggies so its a great motivation.

  55. Bree Courtney says

    We love to go to the zoo and the walk to Africa is quite intense! 🙂

  56. Lisa Voyce says

    My daughter and I like hiking, backpacking and bicycling together. We also like to try new things like stand up paddle boarding.

  57. we play racing games and take family walks.

  58. Erica Carnes says

    We like going to the park.

  59. Sharon Schoepe says

    We walk a lot and spend lots of time playing in the park

  60. Laurie Emerson says

    We like going on bike rides together and going to the duck pond to sit and feed the ducks.

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