Want tips on eating organic on a budget, saving money in the kitchen, or organizing toys? How about some fresh new dessert ideas like pecan praline, easy “tres leche” cake or oreo cookie doughnuts? And we’ve got great recommendations on the best family board games, tips for reading with boys, ideas for creating a terrarium, and winter family fun! All of these things and more are featured at Family Fun Friday.
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!
We had another record-breaking week of well over 200 link-ups last week so our Prize Winner is Faith from the Life of Faith – her post was on the topic of social media and if it’s robbing you from experiencing real life . Congratulations Faith – I’ll be in touch with your prize.
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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 I posted a bunch. I started out with an encouraging post for moms based upon the word “Immerse” and a post on Winter Clothes and Snow Day Fun. I also still have some super cute FREE Valentine’s Day cards kids can make, and a FREE Preschool Printable Pack of 60+ pages and 30+ Activities to teach children how to read the letter “J”. And not to be missed, I posted about an $850 Cash Giveaway – make sure you enter to win – the last day is January 30th – I want it to be a HappyandBlessedHome.com reader who WINS! If you do win, please let me know so I can feature you!
I’ve made it super-easy to PIN my posts. Just click the “pin it” button below each image and you don’t even have to visit the post, just pin it for later. Thank you so much!
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.
I am inspired by all the creative ways in which these bloggers take advantage of family time as a way to not only spend time together but to also spend teaching their children valuable life skills. Weather you’re reading or playing out in the snow there’s always opportunity to have fun together and learn something while you’re doing it. I think you’ll enjoy these posts by some fabulous bloggers.
- Megan from Education Possible shared some great tips for teaching children Important Life Skills – Shopping for Food. She makes the experience not only educational but a fun way for her family to spend time together.
- If you’re looking for some inexpensive ways to have fun together as a family this winter, check out Kristi’s post from Premeditated Leftovers where she writes about Frugal Winter Family Fun. Great ideas Kristi – thanks for sharing!
- Barb from A Life in Balance shared Gardening with kids: Terrarium Ideas – I think gardening is a wonderful skill to encourage in children and teaching them how to do it is a great way to spend tie together as a family.
- Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Amy from Some of the Best Things in Life are Mistakes sharing a wonderful round up of Kid’s Games and Family Activities to enjoy Valentine’s Day.
- I truly enjoyed some of the artistic creations created by Natalie and her daughter on After School with Smarty Pants in her post titled, “Crafting with Clay“.
- And I learned about Reading with Boys from this post by Dianna Kennedy over at Kennedy Adventures. She’ll walk you through some ways to keep the attention of boys as well as some useful tools including technology.
Looking for original dessert ideas to add a little fun and flavor to your cooking? Check out these originals from orange twist coffee cake to chocolate oreo cookie doghnuts. We’ve got just the right treat to satisfy your family’s sweet tooth or special occassion.
Parenting and Learning
Stephanie uncovered some amazing ideas for enriching your family through learning. You can make your own practice thermometer, have fun with math and fractions, use mold to teach science and more. Click the image to go to Stephanie’s fabulous features.
Money Saving Tips and Organizing
Sarah specializes in money saving tips, and her round-up on saving money in the kitchen will give you some great ideas. Everything from organizing toys to eating organic on a budget – you’ll enjoy the tips and advice from the talented bloggers linking at Family Fun Friday. Thanks again for all your wonderful ideas! I hope these Family Friendly and Fun ideas inspire you.
The Facebook party link-up has been moved to another page, located at: Like Me on Facebook Link-Up Here. It’s a great way to meet other bloggers, network and help each other grow your Facebook Page’s likes. For Family Fun Friday we’re going to start networking using Google+ – we hope you will join us!
I pray you are blessed by this effort to share ideas on having Family Fun.
In His Grip,
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