Over 100 date nights ideas with lots of ideas for fun activities that are frugal or free! We’re also featuring blow-your-mind yummy breakfast recipes, ways to beat the winter blahs, and tons of tips for surviving mommy-hood with littles. 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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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.
You know what is so exciting? My husband and I are celebrating our seven-year anniversary this weekend! Woo-hoo! And it’s like ya’ll knew or something because there was a whole host of fantastic ideas for date nights! Over 130 ideas in this collection. Many of the ideas are frugal or free – hooray! If you’re looking for ideas to initiate a creative date night – welcome to the JACKPOT of date night ideas from some of the most talented bloggers on the web. 🙂
- Elie over at Organizer by Day shared her sticky-post-it-notes simplicity in her post 12 Date Nights for a Year. She shares a great idea for planning date nights with your husband by taking turns where you go for date night. Great idea Elie!
- Stacy from Stacy Makes Cents shared a fun idea in her Frugal Date Night Scavenger Hunt – complete with a list and instructions. Check out her post for a fun and totally doable date night.
- Never run out of date night ideas with this list of 50 Fun Date Night Ideas from Whitney who writes at Beauty in the Mess. My favorite, “Book store Date. Grab a coffee from the coffee shop, and browse the shelves with your hubby.” Love it!
- Need more ideas? Check out 25 FREE Date Ideas from Laura at Thrifty Homemaking. She writes, “Go to the park and feed the ducks.” I used to love doing this as a kid – great idea Laura.
- Kathy from Cornerstone Confessions shared her list of 20 Date Night Ideas That Don’t Require a Baby sitter. I like her idea to, “Make it a taste-test night. What you taste-test could be up to you–flavors of cheese, brands of root beer, types of chocolate….” Ummmm – chocolate.
- A Super Cool List of Surprisingly Cheap (Winter) Dates was written by Angela of Grocery Shrink. I thought this idea was pretty clever, “Give each person $10 and split up at the grocery store. Assign each person a vague list of items such as “meat” “dessert” “Side Dish” “bread” and let each person pick whatever they want. Go home and cook it up together.”
This week Diane from MyLifeasRobinsWife is sharing all about breakfast recipes. Diane tells me that at times she gets into a breakfast making rut. Don’t we all? And isn’t it nice to know that we have a source for new inspiration! This week at Family Fun Friday we are featuring some fabulous breakfast ideas – strawberry lemon whole wheat muffins, tender blueberry and lemon muffins, fluffy vanilla protein pancakes, peanut butter banana chocolate chip muffins, cinnamon morning buns, and last but not least we have zeppole.
Parenting and Learning
Stephanie from Everyday Family Living has rounded up some great posts help moms through Survival Mode with Littles. With five children of her own, Stephanie knows from experience the challenges faced during all the stages of mothering and here she is highlighting some great posts to help you though. Be it breastfeeding or preparing and adapting to life with baby these tips are great for a mom trying to get through survival mode with littles. Follow the link to go to Stephanie’s blog and read some wonderful posts.
Money Saving Tips and Organizing
Sarah from EarlyBirdMom.com shares this week some great ideas for beating the winter blues. I don’t know about you, but by the end of February I am so ready for Spring! Sarah highlights great ideas for staying on track through the school year as well as other great ideas for beating the winter blues. Click the image or link to see some of Sarah’s fabulous features.
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