I’m so glad you’re here! This week we have the best summer travel posts, summer salads, activities for exploring and ways to plan ahead and save to share with you!
Welcome back to Family Fun Friday. We’ve got all kinds of ideas for you including:
- summer travel tips
- summertime play ideas
- refreshing salads and dressings
- activities to invite your little one to explore
- … and much more!
Every week we feature the best link-ups on the web with free printables, games, activities, money-saving and organizing ideas, recipes and more. If you are looking for the best tips, links, resources, freebies and more – you’ve come to the right place! Welcome to the Family Fun Friday community.
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!
Family Fun Friday
I love my co-hosts Stephanie, Carly and Danita! 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 Money Saving and Organizing Tips.|
|Carly is an adoptive mama and piano teacher who blogs at Africa to America. She writes about globalism, compassion and motherhood. Follow: Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter. Carly will be featuring posts on kid learning and crafting.|
|Danita enjoys blogging about cooking and shares yummy recipes on her blog OTasteandSee. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google +. Danita 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.
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Montessori Preschool Planning
Are you starting to think about the school year yet? If you’re planning ahead and you have preschoolers, you won’t want to miss my Montessori preschool planning post. It’s got lots of pictures of our home preschool setup, charts, and planning helps. We have so much fun in during our preschool time and I’m happy to share it with you!
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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.
We want everyone to have an awesome summer and this week we’re featuring tips, tricks, planners, and ideas to inspire you.
- Kimberly from Lou Lou Girls has a super-cute I Spy printable for your next road trip. What a fun way to help pass the time on your next car ride!
- Ciara from Our Little House in the Country has some great tips for traveling with kids. And don’t miss her printable packing list. Thanks, Ciara!
- Is a beach trip in your future? LaToya is guest posting at the Busy Mom with 5 ways to have fun at the beach. I can already hear the waves!
- Or maybe you’re going camping with your family? Merissa from Little House Living has a great list of camping supplies. You’ve got to be prepared when camping! This list will really help.
- My co-hostess, Stephanie, of Everyday Family Living has compiled a huge list of family travel tips. Whether you’re planning a staycation or you’re hitting the road, Steph’s list is a great resource. Thanks, Stephanie!
- Finally, Renee is guest posting at A Life in Balance with Road Trip 101 helps. She’s a veteran traveler, making many trips with her 5 kids in tow. I love her take on electronics in the car! Thanks, Renee!
Kid Learning and Crafts
It’s all fun at Carly’s place! Your kids are going to love her picks for exploring activities. Busy bags, gooey slime, kid-friendly card games and more! If ya’ll have a minute stop by Carly’s Facebook Page and show her a little bloggy love.
Salads, Slaws and Dressings
This week Danita has picked the yummiest, the creamist and the most refreshing salads, slaws and dressings for you. They look like the perfect accompaniment to a summer meal. Jump over to Danita’s for her round up of salads, slaws and dressings.
Money Saving Tips and Organizing
Stephanie Kay is a busy homeschooling mom of 5 and this week she’s going to help you plan to save. Summertime usually allows us a little extra wiggle room in our schedules and it’s a great time to plan ahead for busy fall days. Stephanie blogs at Everyday Family Living where she shares practical ideas for home organization, family activities, books and education, and health & fitness. When you have a minute, stop by Everyday Family Living on Facebook and give her a little FB love!
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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