Friday, February 17, 2012

Family Time: How Do You Make It Fun?

I can still remember falling victim to the cliché phrase of childhood: Mom, I'm booooored.

There just always seemed to be so much time and, yet, so little to do, you know?

Fast forward 25 years and I can't remember the last time I said that I was bored. Or felt bored. Or even just didn't have an inkling that there were about 45 things on my to-do list at any given point in time.

But even with the best time management skills (not saying that I possess them), finding the balance in our lives between kids, work, school, friends, and more can often be difficult. And the aspect that sometimes feels left out? Quality family time.

That's why when Jen and Barb, Mom Life asked me to guest post on the topic of how my family turns our evenings and weekends into fun-filled bonding experiences that result in memories that will last a lifetime... I had no idea. I feel as though the weekends are filled with us rushing somewhere and everyone is tired during the weekday evenings, so how do other families meet that challenge?

Interested in my thoughts? Head over and see my guest post, aptly titled Searching for Quality Family Time.

Then, when I heard that Jen and Barb were going to talk to Dr. Tina Bryson, psychotherapist, author, and mom about ways to truly enjoy evenings and weekends for the entire family, I knew that video was one that I wanted to watch. If you answer yes to the question Looking for a little family fun? then you're going to want to check it out as well!

MomLife videoClick on the image above (or here) to watch the video - it's worth it!

I don't know about you, but I picked up some great tips! I love that Dr. Bryson pointed out that every moment doesn't need to be structured and that it really all boils down to laughing, playing and being silly. Which, when you think about it, is what kids truly enjoy the most anyway, right?

How about you? Are your evenings and weekends already filled with fun, quality time as a family or could you use a little help adding in more memorable moments?

(Jen and Barb have teamed up with Coca-Cola to discuss this topic and I was compensated for my involvement. However, all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.)


Jenny said...

I liked the video. I always feel so bad, because I'm not good at playing at all. However, after watching the video, I feel better. I am still playful and silly, so that's something, right?