This week’s Family Fun Friday is a great showcase of features that will get your parenting juices flowing! We have FREE spring printables, lots of resources for enriching a child’s learning experiences, a whole host of ideas for books, a ton of ideas for exploratory science and learning, and some healthy recipes that are great for building brain power!
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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This has also been a crazy busy week here at HappyandBlessedHome.com. I’ve launched my first book: “Baby Ready – preparing for and adapting to life with baby“. Now through March 31st you can take 30% off the price AND get all the FREEBIES that go with the book (code: Launch30). The bundle includes “Baby Ready” and FREE Nursery Wall Art, Nursery Planner, 40 Prayer Cards, FREE book for Dads, and FREE Guide for Entertaining Babies. Normally the book and all the printables are $7.99 but for this launch you can get everything for $5.60. The Baby Ready eBook bundle and printables also make a wonderful Baby Shower Gift! I hope you’ll check out the book and all the FREE printables on my Baby Ready Launch Page.
I’ve also written a FREE printable children’s book about Easter called, “The True Meaning of Easter.” It’s based upon the greatest story of hope ever told and focuses on how much God loves us. I wrote it for my two and four year-olds and they LOVE the story. Best of all – it’s FREE for subscribers. If you like the book, you’ll also want to look at the Easter Activity Book and Printables Pack, a 60+ page printable set, I created to go with the book. If you’d like to celebrate Easter with some fun activities that center on the true meaning of Easter, make sure to check out my Easter Activity Book and Printables page.
If you’d like the FREE Easter book, “The True Meaning of Easter,” sign up to become a subscriber and get a free copy of the book for your family.
This week I posted my FREE Letter Q Printables from our Learn to Read Preschool Alphabet Study. Feel free to visit the post to check out our FREE alphabet printables. The Letter Q 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!
Now back to Family Fun Friday! 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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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.
One of the things that I love about being a parent is all the creativity it takes to teach children new things. I LOVE being creative so I think being a mom is so much fun. Well – I’m not alone and I found these posts on creative parenting to be just the ticket for getting my wheels spinning about some of the new things my boys are learning about in our home. Whether you’re looking for something simple – like learning with letter tiles or FREE printables, or something a bit more complex – I think you’re gonna love this week’s great features.
- I love this great idea from Theres Just One Mommy. She was cleaning out the closet and shazam – the kids found letter tiles in a zippered banana and just like that she created some Early Literacy Fun. Way to turn every opportunity into a learning opportunity!
- Amy who blogs at Plain and not so Plain is obviously very detail oriented and she painstakingly assembled a list of FREE Kindergarten/First Grade Curriculum Online. If you are looking for resources make sure to check out her post.
- As a creator and curator of printables myself, I couldn’t pass on sharing this great FREE Spring Fun Pack for Kids over at Marriage Motherhood and Missions.com. Make sure to stop by, give the ladies there a “thank you” and download your free copy when you have a minute.
- Tonia at The Sunny Patch shared her
Favorite Music Resources – something I love to learn about but know very little about. Tonia – thank you for sharing these marvelous resources.
- And with two little boys of my own, I loved this post on Raising a Gentleman by Three Kids and Fish. I love how Cathy writes, “Use your words and not your hands…watch the words you speak because they have the power to help or hurt.” Wonderful parenting advice – thank you.
- And I’m such a visual learner, I love this post from The Deliberate Mom where she is Using a Picture Schedule with Children – what a great way to remind children about new skills they’ve just learned. Thanks for sharing!
Looking for some satisfying and healthy snacks and appetizers? Look no further. This week Diane from MyLifeasRobinsWife is featuring some fun ways to eat healthy. From yummy snickers oatmeal to fruit shish-ka-bobs you’ll love these features. Click this link or the image below to read more about Diane’s fabulous features and learn all about these yummy and healthy treats!
Parenting and Learning
One of the things I love about being a mom is all the great ways I get to learn alongside my children. My co-host Stephanie from Everyday Family Living feels the same way and is featuring some great posts this week. With these features you’ll never run out of ideas to explore the world around us with your little ones. From exploding soap and gardening to beautiful butterflies, we think you’ll love this week’s features. 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 that are all about books. Frugal ways to build a child’s library or start a book club for kids. Great resources for homeschooling and ways to tame the chaos. It’s all at Family Fun Friday! Click the image or this link to some fabulous ideas for book building resources.
Thanks again for all your wonderful ideas! I hope these Family Friendly and Fun ideas inspire you.
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