Relations and Family

When Mom-a-thon turned into a family Durathon!

As the years are passing by, it seems that we have been losing the so called “Family time”. Most of us, seem to be worried about “me time”, but if we really observe, the togetherness of a family has been lost somewhere.

Do you remember, the fun of having food together which used to continue into long chatters? The early morning fun at parks have turned into gymming sessions. Crazy dancing time with family has converted into a party time at restaurants. The everlasting Ludo and snakes & ladder times have converted into video games time. I’ve forgotten indulging into water balloons or fishing out the shells from the sand for so long. And the list goes so on.

To be honest, I feel there is something lacking in our everyday life, the zeal, the spark. As we are advancing more into technology and social media, the more blurry things have become.  And more so for nuclear families, where the responsibility of raising kids, working, managing house chores is all on the able shoulders of the couples, we mostly forget how to get that family time.

I’m always running around the house, sometimes due to a Tom n Jerry chase with my son, and at other times to complete the chores on time. It looks like I’m always on a Mom-a-thon, lol. But, we need to find that time, in between the daily chores, in between those chases and atleast at night before going to bed, to have a close family time .

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So here are 5 Ideas to get that “Family time” for a loving and well-bonded family :

1.Daily Chores :

Well, don’t think them to be boring, make them interesting and lucrative. So what if my 3 year old wants to spread butter on bread for all, though it will be messy for sure. Encourage small things and get your family involved in simple chores. We’re all in the same kitchen, gossiping and singing at the cooking time. We love cleaning our beds and that too in a form of competition. Well, it gets full of laughter and smiles and the work gets done faster. I don’t miss out to reward my lil one for any new task he learns and helps me out with.

2. Play and Engage :

Just pull out that dusty board and play a chance of Ludo or Othello once again. After 4 years, I loved playing Scrabble with my hubby and celebrated the win. What was needed here was just forget the phones for an hour and indulge in some indoor games.

3. Adventure activities :

For us, adventure freaks, these activities are something to unwind and have a family time. Indulging in swimming, trekking, nature walks, horse riding are amazing options to have some life away from the noisy daily chaos.

4. Family Dinners :

Well, its not just the love for food, but also a love for personal time, that we appreciate family dinners. Its a quiet, peaceful time, wherein we discuss everything apart from office and school. We love to speak about new friends, new shows, interesting discoveries, update on sports and so on. They’re perfect to discuss over food with small family.    

5. Morning Routine :

You seem to be healthy, what’s the need to run and jog? Well, that’s for family fitness. What could be better than jogging with the family and breathing the pure air in the garden? What could be better than to praise the colourful blooms of the spring? Wouldn’t it be awesome, to allow kids to learn the seasons and the beautiful flowers while we jog or walk? That is a lovely family time, which also involves ample practical learnings for kids.

The concept of Family run by Duracell, #Durathon :

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Yay! I love this!

And to encourage this Family time, Duracell, the consumer battery company, has come up with the unique concept of Family run, “Durathon, with their iconic adorable bunny. The #DurathonFamilyRun – A Family Run, will take place on 25th March 2018, Sunday in Delhi.

The focus here is not just to run and win, rather to run with family, kids, have fun and win as a team. Isn’t this concept beautiful and intriguing too? To encourage participation of kids, this run is divided into 2 categories, 2kms and 5kms.   

And hey mama’s, papa’s and kids, you know who would be there to grace up this amazing concept? Well, Indian celebrity mom and fitness enthusiast Mandira Bedi, will be there with her son for all the inspiration and motivation.

The opportunity to run as a family, alongside kids and with the super adorable Duracell’s iconic bunny, can be no less than a great ideation of their team. Just like their everlasting batteries and running bunny, it is a time to unleash the power of “Family bond”.  So, I’m all planned to circle up the date, as I’m not clowning around. You too mark the same, 25th march, 6:30AM. Register your entries on Duracell website well in time, or you can even register via Bookmyshow.

For further assistance sms DRUN FAMILY to 56677, Email. [email protected]

Hope to see my fellow readers family at the Durathon!

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David Abraham, Duracell Marketing Director [Middle East and India]

  1. Chelsea Adams

    That is a clever twist on the word. We have done many races as a family, though the kids usually get the shorter kid races and I get the longer ones. I think it is SO important to do things as a family for your health. Such a great trend to start at a young age.

  2. Annemarie LeBlanc

    Family dinners are always important for us. No matter how busy our day has been, we make sure we are all home on time to share a good dinner. Never had bonding time been so enjoyable than sharing a pot of a delicious home cooked meal.

  3. Sabeeka Lambe

    Just last week I had gone to visit my cousin who I met after more than a year ans we were takking about how, somehow, inspite of all the house work our parents had, none of the easy to use kitchen gadgets, very often even no maids to help them and they still managed to spend so much time with us. I clearly remember our carrom games with my mom, dad and brother, the endless ludo and monoply… The phone/social media is one of the biggest culprits which is eating so much of our time even without us noticing. Loved reading and am so glad we have companies taking initiatives to have family time activities

  4. Niekartistiek

    Spending actively time together is good for everyone. Not in extremes, but the small things like chores and such already will benefit you and your family – even if it is normalized it is good to realize that spending time together is a great fortune.

  5. My Teen Guide

    A family fun run would be awesome! I am sure there will be a huge turnout for the event. In my family, we make sure we have real bonding time every supper. Weekend movie nights and short road trips are also activities we all enjoy as a family.

  6. Denisha

    You have included some great ways to keep family time a top priority! My family engages in many of these activities, and I’m looking forward to incorporating more as my girls get older. The Duracell marathon for families is such an awesome activity!

  7. Brittany Shue

    Totally agree with you, i really think social media contributes to it as well as phones. My husband and I have to remind each other to put our phones away on weekends. It can be such a tough balance!

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