To all my readers and blogging friends who are moms – Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of lots of hugs and love from all your family and friends. In honor of Mother’s Day – this week’s features are meant to nourish a mama’s heart and soul. If you’re looking for some fabulous crafts to create with your kids, you’ll enjoy Carly’s round-up of fun crafts for Mother’s Day. Stephanie’s got us covered with helpful tips for yard sales, spring cleaning and preparing for a family vacation. And Danita has rounded up a One Week Meal Plan using quick and easy recipes that were linked. 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! If you like Family Fun Friday, help this blog party grow by giving it a +1 on Google+. Thanks so much!
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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FREE Mother’s Day Book & More:
With Mother’s Day only a few days away – this week is my last chance to share some of the fabulous Mother’s Day goodies and posts available at HappyandBlessedHome.com. If you haven’t picked it up yet, make sure to pick up your FREE Gift for Moms in celebration of Mother’s Day. It’s a set of 50 prayer cards based upon Psalms 1-20. There is something about praying for loved ones that soothes a mama’s soul.
I’ve also published a FREE Mother’s Day Book for Kids. With warm and friendly graphics and fun-loving rhymes, this book celebrates Mother’s Day by highlighting all the wonderful things about mothers. If you liked My FREE Easter Book, you’ll love this FREE Mother’s Day Book. This Mother’s Day Book is FREE for Subscribers to HappyandBlessedHome.com.
To go along with the Mother’s Day Book, I created a Mother’s Day printable pack that includes printables to DIY your own Mother’s Day keepsakes, and the pack includes a version of the Mother’s Day Book for Grandmothers. It’s on sale for only $3.00 and it makes the perfect gift for moms and grandmothers alike!
And this week I published a list of over 10 FREE Mother’s Day Gifts. Ut’s a round up from some of my bloggy friends in the Kid Blogger Network. They are truly free, so if you’d like some FREE Mother’s Day gifts, make sure to stop by my post & Happy Mother’s Day!
If you’d like the FREE Mother’s Day Book, sign up to become a subscriber and get a free copy of the book for your family.
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 our featured blogger’s will help you turn everyday moments into unforgettable ones, help you stay healthy, serve up a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch and enjoy some FREE Mother’s Day Printables! I found this week’s features to be nourishment to my heart. I think you’ll love this week’s features.
- Sunu over at Marriage Motherhood and Missions has created some lovely free printables for moms in her post A Mother who prays + FREE Mothers Day Printables. Sunu shares her thoughts on being a mom who prays to encourage the hearts of moms.
- Hosting your mom for Mother’s Day? Check out these 50 Mothers Day Brunch Recipe Ideas rounded-up by Dana at This Silly Girl’s Life. Dana, the Lemon Almond Bread Recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod, and your Creamy Roasted Garlic and Chicken Tart with Balsamic Vinaigrette look awesome – I think I’ll try them this weekend.
- Lauralee at Satisfaction through Christ shared Transforming Ordinary Moments into memories. Her story is a bit surprising and made me think I need to be on the lookout to create more memories while doing the simple things. Read her post to learn more.
- Thaleia at Satisfaction through Christ shares a great reminder for moms in her post, Some days you just need to breathe. She writes, “Do yourself a favor today and BREATH! Let your child play outside an extra 15 minutes. Stop and laugh. Run through a field or roll down a hill. Go pick flowers.” Want all her tips? Check out her refreshing post.
- Marisela’s post on Everything SAHM Healthy Mama Happy Mama Happy Family is a needed reminder as she writes, “Our Health Affects Our Mood.” I don’t know why I keep thinking I can do it all – little sleep and not enough exercise, but I need to remember to take care of my health too. This post is not anything that you have to add to your to-do list. She just shares some practical tips. Great post Marisela!
- Momma Can shared a free printables and ideas for Happy Mom Days – 10 Days for You. She writes, “Open up your calendar and glance at the next 10 days or so. Try to find stretches of time that are not filled up with family activities and work responsibilities. Did you find a slot or two? Now, fill them up with the word MEeting. ME-eting is the code word for you-time.” What’s you-time? Find great ideas in her post.
Kid Learning and Crafts
Looking for an easy and fun Mother’s Day gift? We’ve got you covered. From 25 dad-friendly Mother’s Day gifts to a paper mache Teapot Box we’ve got it all! Special thanks to Carly from Africa to America for rounding up these Mother’s Day Crafts and Gifts. If ya’ll have a minute stop by Carly’s Facebook Page and show her a little bloggy love.
Money Saving Tips and Organizing
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. This week Stephanie has rounded up some fabulous organizing tips. When you have a minute, stop by Everyday Family Living on Facebook and give her a little FB love!
This week Danita has rounded up a One Week Meal Plan using quick and easy recipes that were linked. Danita blogs at O Taste and See. I think the honey glazed chicken looks amazing (so does everything else!) You can find Danita also on Facebook at O Taste and See Blog on Facebook. Stop by and say Hello when you can.
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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