March is the first month of spring! And this week we are featuring springtime family fun, fabulous family inspired dessert recipes, life as a mom, and being intentional with family life. We’re featuring tons of free printables and game ideas, tools and resources for teaching children, delicious recipes, and so much more! You can also still get my FREE St. Patrick’s Day Printable FUN Pack – it’s designed with Family Fun in mind and it’s FREE. You don’t want to miss all the great ideas showcased in 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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This week I posted my FREE Letter O Printables from our Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Study. Feel free to visit the post to check out our FREE alphabet printables. The Letter O Printables are for subscribers. If you enjoy FREE printables with lots of games, coloring, cutting, tracing, and fun, you’ll love subscribing to HappyandBlessedHome.com. I hope you’ll join us!
I also created a FREE St. Patrick’s Day BINGO game and shared it on Jill’s Blog, Blessed Beyond a Doubt. Feel free to stop by and download your FREE Family Fun Bingo Game.
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One Kings Lane is having a fabulous sale on Melissa and Doug toys through March 17, 2014.
Making Music, Magic and More with Melissa & Doug – Sale Ends 3/17
From first music sets to fully equipped art easels, the games, toys and activities of Melissa & Doug inspire magic and mini masterpieces for kids of all ages. What better way to spend a dreary winter day indoors then cooking up a pretend feast or building a wooden rocket ship!
ModCloth has some fabulous dresses just in time for Spring!
Need some green garb for St. Patty’s Day? Shop ModCloth’s selection of enviable items that are sure to ward off pinchers. It’s a ‘green’ come true!
|Luck Be a Lady Dress in Green from ModCloth||Strutting Your Stuff Heel in Emerald from ModCloth||Bow to Stern Scarf in Sea Foam Dots from ModCloth|
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.
If you’re like me, you may be looking for some inexpensive and fun ways to celebrate spring. This week we are sharing some wonderful posted by some talented bloggers. Some great ideas include planting seeds, playing Easter games, engaging in fine motor and sensory activities, making spring inspired paper pom-poms, or printing out all sorts of free printables.
- I love the idea of planting seeds as a way to teach children how plants grow as well as a way to spend time together. Barb from A Life in Balance shared this post How to Start Seeds Frugally which is a great way to get started.
- Grandparents Plus always has a host of great ideas for family fun. The most recent post shared by Phyllis is just one of many great posts. Easter Games is chock full of fun game ideas. Be sure to check out her post.
- Heather from Golden Reflections blog shares an awesome round-up of 20 St. Patricks Day Activities for Kids. There is no shortage of kid fun in her post!
- As a child, I remember creating these fun DIY Tissue Flowers & Poms while in school. It’s wonderful to see this step by step tutorial posted by Carrie at A Mother’s Shadow.
- As a creator of fun printables myself, I always get excited to see free fun printable packs. I think you’;; love this Easter Blessings Fun Pack created by Stephanie and posted at Marriage, Motherhood and Missions.
- And last but not least, you’ll enjoy this Printable Easter Bingo Game created by Tara over at This Sweet Life of Mine. It’s icing on the cake for this round up of activities for family springtime fun!
Every week Diane reviews all the recipes from the previous week and selects only the best! This week Diane from MyLifeasRobinsWife is sharing fruity desserts. Who doesn’t love including all the fresh fruits of the season in their recipes? What a marvelous round up of posts. Be sure to check out Diane’s fabulous features for all the best recipe ideas.
Parenting and Learning
Stephanie from Everyday Family Living has rounded up some great posts this week as she focuses on ‘mom life’. Features include reading aloud, how many kids should I have, being a boy mom, family dinner, and teaching life skills. Follow the link to go to Stephanie’s blog and read some wonderful posts.
Money Saving Tips and Organizing
Sarah from EarlyBirdMom.com shares some great ideas this week for being intentional at home things like the 5 minute pickup, family dinner, homeschooling on the cheap, and more. Click the image or link to see some of Sarah’s fabulous features.
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.
In His Grip,
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