Feeling the Fall FOMO


Another season is upon us, Fall. Just when we thought the dust had settled on all of the summer planning with BBQs, pool parties, and beach trips, it’s time to start thinking about Fall activities. 

In our Instagram/ Pinterest saturated world, it seems like every new season is an opportunity for moms to go out of their way to make the most out of every detail. 

Whether it’s the annual apple picking, the pumpkin carving, the hayrides or the Halloween costume prep, there is always something to do during the Fall. Don’t get me wrong, I love this season, but this year I am going to try and avoid all of the Fall FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out). I am going to just try and relax and enjoy the changing of the leaves, the air getting cooler and the days getting shorter. 

With the Fall, comes a new school season and a chance for families to get back into a routine. This new schedule does bring some relief to moms and dads but also poses its problems as well. Back to school means after-school activities and the juggling act that goes along with scheduling and carpooling. It seems like Fall hits us hard every year and all of a sudden there are a million things going on. 

The weeks are busy and then every weekend there’s a carnival or a Fall festival or the pressure from your friends to get to the apple orchard before all of the apples are gone! I myself have fallen victim to these enticing events many times before. I have felt the need to schedule every Fall weekend with a different activity. This year, I will ask my kids what they want to do and have them pick 1 or 2 special events that we can do as a family as a reward for good behavior. After all, these Fall excursions don’t come cheap so the kids should earn them as special days.  

Although I love watching the leaves change, that first sip of pumpkin spice anything, and a hot cider donut, I also love that Fall is a time to start over, to get things organized and ready for the brutal winters we have been experiencing. I will try and get my kids outside as much as possible this Fall since I know once the winter months hit, they will become caged animals! But, getting my kids outside shouldn’t require driving 30- minutes, fighting for a parking spot, waiting in line, and dealing with crowds. 

What we always seem to forget about with some Fall adventures is that the weather doesn’t always cooperate; the bees are in full force and the apples and pumpkins are never as plentiful as you’d expect. My kids would have just as much fun raking the leaves, making huge piles and jumping in them. This year, I will get the apples at the store and bake an apple pie or a crisp with my kids as a way to really enjoy the fruit of the season.  

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FOMO is a real thing and moms tend to feel it the worst. 

So this year, stop worrying about the Fall FOMO and just relax, sit back and enjoy your pumpkin spice latte in the comfort of your own backyard.

Do you suffer from Fall FOMO? Comment below!


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