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Smarter Living: (Re)Discovering Family Time

Posted by on Apr. 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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We have had a few months now of rushing around, working a ton, playdates and, yes, a bout of the tummy flu mambo. It seems like we haven't had a good amount of connecting time, of our family, just us, hanging out and being together. It's after these hectic months that I always realize we need to schedule some family time into that weekly schedule.

What do we do to rediscover family time? Family game night is always cool. Why not grab a new one for the whole family to learn together (my sister and her daughter love Sequence) or take it outside now that the weather is nice and play Team Parents versus Team Kids with a beanbag toss.

I love this idea too: Iron Chef Family Time. It's great idea for a weekend dinner -- head to the grocery store or farmer's market and decide on a special ingredient. Split into teams and each team is responsible for making a recipe with that ingredient. A fun way to get the kid into cooking and spending time all together.

And last but not least, there is the classic movie night. But instead of doing it at night, why not do it in the morning? Everyone stay in PJs, cuddle into your bed and watch a flick? A nice switch-up to the day, it is a perfect way to rediscover being together.

What is your favorite way to reconnect with family time?

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lil_mama06
by Brian's Lil Vixen on Apr. 10, 2012 at 12:03 AM

We will watch something off netflix and also we play cards and battleship. Yahtzee and candyland...

LifeCafe42
by Nora on Apr. 10, 2012 at 12:05 AM
DS is still little but he's always up for a good round of trains or chase
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Rushn311
by Ruby Member on Apr. 10, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Movie night is always a fun time.

Taking a drive and getting ice cream


Luvmybooskies
by Tiff on Apr. 10, 2012 at 10:10 AM

I love it when we take them to the park.

mommyprice09
by on Apr. 10, 2012 at 10:37 AM

we play games and watch movies

othermom
by Ruby Member on Apr. 10, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Me and the older kids play games several times a week before bed. We also spend time at the park together with the three kids

amy7243
by on Apr. 10, 2012 at 11:02 AM

 We love movie nights and we have a camp site in our woods we LOVE to hang out at.

charlene_kyle
by Charlene on Apr. 10, 2012 at 11:46 AM

 We love to just hang out in the living room and talk and joke around.

mommythree0508
by Corinne on Apr. 10, 2012 at 12:43 PM


Quoting Rushn311:

Movie night is always a fun time.

Taking a drive and getting ice cream


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fraujones
by Amanda on Apr. 10, 2012 at 12:45 PM

We play board games together sometimes. Junior Monopoly is kind of fun. We also like to go to the mall as a family. 

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