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    We have officially survived the first week of school here in New York City.  My family and I are fully involved in a hectic schedule full of activities, organized sports and professional obligations.  

    As a result, my husband and I have to get a little creative when it comes to spending some fun, quality time with our boys.  After all, they are only going to be kids for a short while and it is important that we take full advantage of every moment that we have to spend with them.


    One of the ways that we are able to relish these moments is by sitting down with them every afternoon and discussing how their day went at school over a variety of delicious treats or snacks.  You wouldn’t believe how hungry kids are when they get home from learning in school all day.  Sometimes I even ask them if they ate lunch because they are just so famished!


    Recently, I have found the perfect snack for taming their hungry appetites after school.  The best part is that I can feel good about them eating it because it does not contain any preservatives!  Fisher Nut Exactly is a combination of roasted nuts and whole grain popcorn, rolled into a bite-sized snack that’s dipped in milk chocolate, dark chocolate, peanut butter or salted caramel.  

The new varieties available at Walmart/a retailer near you include:

  • Almond Popcorn Dipped in Milk Chocolate
  • Pecan Popcorn Dipped in Salted Caramel
  • Peanut Popcorn Dipped in Peanut Butter

    It’s so much fun to take these little breaks with our boys and enjoy this perfect combination of sweet and salty goodness.  It’s the perfect distraction from our busy fall schedules and a wonderful opportunity to connect with one another.  Fisher Nut Exactly even comes in re-sealable stand-up bags which makes snacking so convenient that we even take them on the road with us when we are heading to one of my son’s sporting events.


    Make sure you stop at your local Walmart this weekend to sample the three varieties of Fisher Nut Exactly.  For more information about Nut Exactly flavors and product availability, check out Fisher Nut Exactly and start adding a little fun back into your schedule!


Let’s Discuss:  What are some of the ways that you try to infuse some fun into your family activities during the hectic back to school schedule?


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  1. The after school activities add fun for the kids; On the weekend, we like to try to get outdoors, get away someplace to have a change of scenery to get their minds off study and the pressures of school.

  2. We try to have a family game night each week after a long week of school. We also try to do fun local activities on the weekends as a special treat for working hard at school all week.

  3. I make sure to do fun things during the week to take a break by riding our bikes, going to the park. It is the Fair this week in my town, and we will be going and seeing the animals and all the fun exhibits. So I try to do something fun during the week.

  4. I could use a little more fun in my life. My Hubs and I love going to yard sales on the weekends. You would be surprise at some of the great things you can find….. but then, some of the stuff is junk, so you have to watch.

  5. Vicki Wurgler says

    We have a movie night. The boys stay up later and can sleep in the next morning.

  6. I hear what you say about the first week of school. It is usually the worst, as we are trying to get into the habit of our daily routines! We also enjoyed sampling these delicious snacks! They sure make great snacks for the kids!!

  7. We plan fun things for the weekend. Life is so busy and sometimes doing nothing is fun for our family.

  8. Debbie Denny says

    Oh, The pecan caramel sounds so good. I love all their nuts and will get some of these.

  9. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    We have sing alongs in the car on the way to our various after school activities. It’s fun and breaks up the monotony!

  10. We try to have family movie nights on Fridays.

  11. We like to play board games or go biking after school.

  12. We like to do art projects that don’t take that long but are fun and easy to set up in the house.

  13. Jennifer Rote says

    We plan doing family activities for the weekends. Weekdays are just to tough to fit things in.

  14. We no longer have to worry about back to school but when my daughter was younger I used to try to have some fun after school activities for her

  15. Allison Swain says

    We like to have movie, and game nights, and we have easy dinners like make your own pizza, or tacos.

    Thanks for the chance to win this

  16. Margaret Smith says

    We try to have family game night once a week and during the weekends, we try to plan a fun outing for a day.

  17. We reserve weekends for fun.

  18. Betsy Rubendall Barnes says

    When my son was in school, we would spend a day together shopping for back to school. Then, go out to dinner and see a movie. We did this every year, a few days before school would start. 🙂

  19. Heather Hayes Panjon says

    We Like To Take Trips To The Park, Enjoy Local Festivals, Host Family Game And Movie Nights.

  20. Sandra Slack says

    We break up homework time with heir favorite snacks and juice or milk. This weekend we are going as a family to the local park and picnic.

  21. Gina M (Wild Orchid) says

    We infuse fun sometimes by doing a family game night on Fridays with pizza and popcorn! It has become a bit of a fun tradition at our house!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

  22. Thomas Murphy says

    I we always make time to do something fun like play a game or go for a bike ride. Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. I like to take my kids out for a special dinner or have a movie night and let them choose the movie.

  24. I’ve heard good things about these Nut Exactly snacks! They look yummy.

  25. We have fun by prepping abd cooking meals together

  26. Amanda Sakovitz says

    We have family movie night and order some takeout during the school year.

  27. I don’t get to have as much fun as I would like. But Saturday nights with my boys is my special date night with them.

  28. I sign up the kids for some rec center activities.

  29. I try to make mornings stress free and afternoons happy. We have family night at home and play games or kareoke.

  30. Danielle Wood says

    We have game night one night of the week, and on the weekend we always try to find something different to do. My kids favorite thing is going to the indoor pool.

  31. melissa Resnick says

    We go to our barn.

  32. Even with our busy schedules, we try to watch football as a family every Sunday!

  33. I used to make a special dessert so that everyone would linger a little longer at the dinner table so we could all talk about the day.

  34. The best way to infuse family fun is to find something everyone can enjoy doing and just go do it.

  35. We try to schedule family night out on weekends, go to movies and eat at our favorite local restaurants.

  36. We do movie nights as well as have some board game nights. The girls also like to help me bake, so we do some fun treats for school.

  37. shelly peterson says

    during the week I make sure to give outside time to play and on the weekends we have movie/game nights.

  38. We like to bike and hike the local trails on the weekends!

  39. Barbara Montag says

    Now that the kids are a bit older once a week they plan and make dinner.
    They enjoy it and it gives us a much needed break.
    thank you

  40. Janice Cooper says

    We like to play games so we have a family game night with fun food and snacks.

  41. Seyma Shabbir says

    We infuse fun by having a picnic and soccer game at the park on the weekend. We also love to go to the lake and take a walk and have a snack when it is over!

  42. We try to have a little fun outdoors when the kids get home from school.

  43. Austin Baroudi says

    My daughter is only 2 so we haven’t had to deal with back to school yet, but we do go to the park everyday if it’s not raining.

  44. We try to go to back school activities that are hosted in our town for fun.

  45. That sounds like a yummy snack. I will definitely look for this on my next trip to the grocery store.

  46. Richard Hicks says

    We always take time out school or not. We have family nights where we play games or video games or even watch a movie

  47. We have a family movie and game night. This snack looks yummy and it will be perfect for those nights.

  48. Weekends are made for fun. We always had at least one fun activity planned to look forward to after a busy week.

  49. We try to do activities that keep their mind off school during their down time. Every Friday we participate in a local ‘game night’ and they look forward to it all week!

  50. We plan activities for at least one weekend day–and there’s plenty to do in the Fall! Fairs, concerts, hikes

  51. We try to have one day on the weekend where we do something different and fun. It can be getting a movie from the library.

  52. We like to do quick trips to fun places such as the frozen yogurt shop or the coffee shop.

  53. My daughter is away in college and getting her own apartment this year. Our fun activities will be going thru stuff that I’ve got to help outfit her apartment!

  54. Every week we have a family movie night, we order pizza and get all cozy on the couch with pillows and blankets. We also go on family bike rides at least once a week. Some days after school we stop by a park on the way home.

  55. We try to have activities planned some days and always try to get outside for some play time each day!

  56. Steven weber says

    We plan fun things like movie night, game show night and family game nights.

  57. Debbi Wellenstein says

    We are big on family game nights, and try to have one at least once a week.

  58. We try to have a weekly movie night. It is a fun and a nice stress-free thing to do.

  59. Cathy Truman says

    We take a walk everynight with the whole family and our dog Bailey. It is a good time to talk about our day
    and make plans for the weekend.

  60. We include the dog on a lot of what we do. It’s impossible not to smile with him around!

  61. beth shepherd says

    We like to have the kids involved in the menu and cooking process. Its fun to see some things they come up with! 🙂

  62. My husband and I constantly joke with each other…even via text during the work day. We really do have fun in everything we do together!

  63. The work weeks and now school can make everything so much more busy. It’s good to add some fun!

  64. We have a family movie and game night. This would be great!

  65. We try to camp on weekends and have as much fun outside as long as the weather holds

  66. The almond one looks especially appealing to me. I can’t resist almonds for a snack!

  67. Brittney House says

    We schedule game nights and movies nights to relax as a family together during the week. We like to go out on the weekends also.

  68. We have made sundays our family day. we’ve been watching a movie together every sunday since school started.

  69. I try to spend as much time as my cat will allow just petting her–of course sometimes she demands it! I would love to try the Pecan Popcorn Dipped in Salted Caramel -it sounds delicious.

  70. We always try to make a game out of studying so there’s not so much stress!

  71. We try to play games with the kids to get rid of some of their school stress. We will go outside and play some softball after the homework is done.

  72. Mary Calabrese says

    I try to make all occasions fun. I like to make special meals or to decorate the house for celebrations.

  73. We will randomly stop for ice cream. It’s fun and spontaneous!

  74. We have a pizza, popcorn and movie night on Sat. evenings.

  75. We do crafts and have a movie night once a week. I also try to do something fun for dinner once a week as well. Fun is a part of life and you need to make time to have a little fun every single day.

  76. I try to make sure we have at least an hour of play and fun time even when we are readjusting back to school. Its too easy to slip into the homework, dinner bath bedtime routine without stopping to enjoy the day.

  77. Those look and sound so good! He is such a cutie- beautiful eyes! My family have certain activities we do like go play family kickball, or go on a hike. We love to add physical activity to keep us healthier. We all get so accustomed to just sitting in the house and staying on technology! We also love to play educational games and even making flash cards for their studies!

  78. Tami Vollenweider says

    Lots of times on the week-ends I’d let my son spend the night with a friend or have some one stay over!We always seemed to have a house full of people!!

  79. Stephanie Coldwell says

    When things start getting hectic and not fun, we take a break. We go outside, go for ice cream, go for a walk or just play a game.

  80. Peggy Johnson says

    We take breaks for snacks, games and riding bikes during the week and then take mini vacays on some weekends

  81. My granddaughter and I go to play video games, go to the public library or go to the science museum for a bit of fun during the hectic week.

  82. We have movie night on Fridays and we like to play board games.

  83. We try to prioritize our weekend days to be free to do fun things like going to the beach, learning a new skill, hiking.

  84. We have a once a week pizza night where we order in pizza. Not that exciting but it just makes Wednesday easier and everyone looks forward to it….kind of helps us all get through the week!

  85. We like to have picnic dinners together so we can relax and unwind together and not be left with many dishes. The kids love these informal times and we tend to talk more and share more about our days.

  86. Ellie Wright says

    After homework is done, we either go outside and the kids play, or we play a board game. sometimes we do crafts, especially at holidays.

  87. we like to find some free time and get outside. we love having picnics

  88. We try to watch football as a family every Sunday!

  89. We plan doing family activities for the weekends and go for a swim.

  90. We try to take some time to do fun things as a family on the weekends like going to the park.

  91. I would have to say that we usually take about thirty to forty-five minutes a few days a week to play soccer.

  92. Looks like I need to check my local Wal-Mart to see if they have these. They look good!

  93. our family activities normally always involve food! We have either fish frys or we barbecue outside on the grill.

  94. Whitney Bellows says

    We try to have a movie and dinner night once a week to unwind and relax!

  95. We love to have pizza nights and family movie nights!

  96. We still try to get a couple more close by weekend camping trips in even after school starts back up.

  97. We have family game night every Friday night.

  98. The weekends are the best time for our family, so we really try to devote our weekends to be extra special! However in the weekdays, I really try to avoid TV and computer until my son goes to sleep! That way I can make dinner and provide my attention to him to see how his day was!

  99. While it’s still warm enough, it’s fun to grab some fried chicken or pizza and head to a local park for a dinner picnic.

  100. I like to infuse fun on Fridays and the weekends. I try to take my kids to the park or the movies so we can all enjoy ourselves.

  101. maleficent m says

    We watch Netflix on the weekends and eat good.

  102. Jennifer Reed says

    We try to infuse some fun into our family activities during the hectic back to school schedule by first not over scheduling the kids with activities therefore letting them have free time to play with their friends and do things together as a family. We also like to take small trips around our area on long weekends to do hiking or visit places.

  103. Have something planned at the end of a good week like going to the Apple Orchard or Pumpkin Patch.

  104. No kids to worry about, so it’s normally just an increase in outdoor activity since soon it will be too cold to go out.

  105. I don’t have any kids but I do try to plan some outings to the park during the day if possible for a quiet stroll.

  106. We make time to have game nights.

  107. We like playing games and watching movies, they sure have their favorites (not again!)

  108. Michelle H. says

    I try to plan fun things that we can do together as a family on weekends.

  109. Courtnie Miller says

    We enjoy going to the movies!

  110. April Morrison says

    Snacking on Fisher Nuts while watching educational shows. Starting to collect fall leaves.

  111. Kimmy Ripley says

    Every Sunday is my husband’s day off and we always try to do something fun. Last week we went to the apple orchard and the week before that was the art museum.

  112. Tara Woods says

    We go to the movies, watch football games together and we have board game night once a month.

  113. The school sends home flyers all the time with local activities so we usually hit something up on the weekends. Weeknights we might play a little Mario Kart before stories and bed.

  114. We use the weekends to enjoy outdoor activities.

  115. Rebecca Peters says

    We go on nature walks and the playground.

  116. Susan Smith says

    We plan fun things for the weekend. We have movie and pizza night on Fridays and then maybe go to the zoo on the weekends.

  117. Tina Reynolds says

    We have family nights with fun snacks movies and board games lots of laughs.

  118. No kids. I volunteer and these would be good snacks.
    Thanks for the contest.

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