Three lifesavers for busy moms, organized simplicity, Chalkboard Family Rules, Gifts Kids can Make, Olympic Family Fun, Valentine’s Day Crafts, Books, and Snacks – we’ve got tons of great ideas for Family Fun at Family Fun Friday. And if you’re in need of some warm and tasty meals or appetizers, this week we are highlighting homemade soups and chilis – a great way to satisfy any appetite during the cooler months. We think you’re gonna love this week’s features.
Family Fun Friday is all about connecting as a family. We feature great ideas for family fun, and things to help moms get things done so they have more time to spend doing what they love to do – be with family!
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Your links get four times the exposure as they will show up on four blogs at the same time. Woo-Hoo! Each co-host is featuring her top picks from the party so you get an increased chance in being featured as well. Each featured post will be pinned by the hostesses so be sure to link up your best!
Meet our Family Fun Friday hostesses:
|Monica created Family Fun Friday and blogs at HappyandBlessedHome.com where she shares free preschool tools and printables, encouraging words for moms, and ideas for having fun together as a family. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google + / Bloglovin’. Monica will feature Family Fun Posts.|
|Stephanie Kay is a busy homeschooling mom of 5. She blogs at Everyday Family Living where she shares practical ideas for home organization, family activities, books and education, and health & fitness. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Stephanie will feature Parenting and Learning Posts.|
|Sarah loves to help busy moms save money on a healthy lifestyle at EarlyBirdMom. Sarah offers FREE money-saving strategies and parenting tips. Follow: Google Plus / Pinterest. Sarah will feature Money Saving and Organizing Posts.|
|Diane enjoys blogging about cooking and shares simple, original recipes as well as has a heart for adoption and sharing the little lessons she learns as a mom in everyday life. She blogs at MyLifeAsRobinsWife.com Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google + / Bloglovin’. Diane will feature Delicious Recipes.|
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If you’re a mom keep reading because we have some wonderful fun ideas to inspire you with your little ones and family. My blogging friends are linking up craft ideas, fun in the kitchen, preschool & homeschool ideas, and ways to spend time as a family. My blog is growing but I need your help, please like my facebook page or PIN a button and help spread the word about HappyandBlessedHome.com. Thanks so much.
This week’s been busy as I’ve been planning and preparing for a birthday party. I’ve created some super cute printables – FREE Sesame Street Birthday Party Decorations that you are welcome to pin for later or download. Also the $850 Cash Giveaway ends at 12:01 AM January 31. Make sure you enter to win while there are only a few hours left.
Thanks to all my blogging friends for linking up last week at Family Fun Friday. I have a special YouTube Video for you at Thank You All My Blogging Friends! So many great ideas, crafts and things to do! If you link up, you permit me to use your pictures/ideas as part of future posts and/or social media. Now on to some fabulous posts for moms.
This week blogger’s shared some wonderful tips for connecting with your kids. We have a free printable “family rules” chalkboard art, a free printable book so you can talk with your children about their feelings and self-talk, activities, games and fun to teach kids about the winter olympics and more. Check out these great posts by some talented bloggers who have a heart for connecting with their kids.
- Carrie from Carrie this Home shared a FREE printable and tutorial for a DIY Chalkboard Family Rules. A great way to connect with kids and communicate with them about family values.
- Amy from Serving Pink Lemonade shared Gifts Kids can Make. It includes wonderful things that children can make to give as gifts. My personal favorites are the memory books she created. Check out her post if you are looking for some gift giving ideas.
- Lauren who blogs at Heart of Deborah is a school psychologist and she created a FREE printable – Book of Feelings – FREE Children’s Activity. She wrote the book to help teach children about their feelings and self talk. Thanks Lauren for sharing such a wonderful resource.
- Amy from Some of the Best Things in Life Are Mistakes shared Activities to Celebrate the Winter Olympics. Fun games, crafts, activities and more are featured in this post. It’s a great way to connect with kids and teach them about the Olympics.
- Looking to read the Bible in a Year with your Kids? Kathy from Growing in God’s Grace is sharing scripture, games and activities to connect with your kids while teaching them about the bible.
- And I loved this post by Gabby from Mama Gab “From Chaos to Clean.” Here she shares her best tips for organizing toys. I think engaging your kids while you organize their room is a great way to teach them an important life skill. Thanks Gabby for sharing.
There is nothing quite like a warm hearty meal on a cold day. If you enjoy soups and chilis you won’t want to miss these featured soups and chilis from last week. Diane has selected some delicious goodness that fits right into a bowl or cup. A perfect way to warm up when its chilly outside.
Parenting and Learning
Valentine’s day is only two weeks away, and this week Stephanie has hand-picked some wonderful ideas for creating some Valentine-memory-making fun. Crafts, free printables, snacks, books and more – you won’t want to miss this week’s features. Click on the image to go Stephanie’s post with some great ideas for Valentine’s Day.
Money Saving Tips and Organizing
Sarah specializes in money saving tips, and organizing, and this week she is featuring being intentional through organization. If you’d like to pursue organized simplicity, getting your financial papers in order or if you could use three lifesavers for busy moms – this list of features is for you. Click on the images to go straight to Sarah’s post.
Thanks again for all your wonderful ideas! I hope these Family Friendly and Fun ideas inspire you.
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I pray you are blessed by this effort to share ideas on having Family Fun.
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