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Have You Heard? Families That Play Together Stay Together

Family game night is always a fun time! From the games to the snacks, laughter and bonding time, every family needs to incorporate a family game night into their schedule. And it doesn’t matter if it’s weekly or bi-weekly, one night devoted to having fun as a family is always beneficial. Here are some benefits a regularly scheduled family night includes:

Reconnection Of The Entire Family

It’s hard to stay connected as a family these days. With busy schedules, it can be hard to get the entire family in one place at the same time. Don’t let the chaos of everyday life get in the way by having one night devoted to a family game night. All it takes is an hour of family games to help reconnect everyone again.

Important Life Skills

Playing games teach important life skills. You have to follow directions to win a game, be patient, play nice and learn how to lose and win. Game nights provide children with practice at these life skills and allows them to grow each week!

Good Sportsmanship

No one likes a sore loser. Game nights can help kids become learn the ins and outs of good sportsmanship. They’ll know how to act when they lose and how to be honest about their feelings. Game nights are great for teaching kids how to be good losers and gracious winners.

Better Family Communication

Scheduling a family game night is especially important when your kids get older. These are the years they’ll want to do things on their own and family game nights will help bring them closer. You’ll be able to talk about things throughout the night and reconnect while playing various games. They’ll be able to share their feelings on various things as they are doing something else. You’ll see an improvement in your family’s communication after just one game night!

Positive Memories

Family game night creates amazing family memories. Your kids will always remember all the fun you had as a family during these game nights. They’ll talk about these nights when they get older with smiles on their face!

Family game night doesn’t take a lot to organize. You simply need a few favorite board games, snacks and some extra time and you’ve created amazing memories your children will remember for their entire life!


How To Plan The Perfect Spring Break Family Vacation

With spring break upon us, you’re probably trying to figure out what to do with your family. After all, it’s usually only a week and getting the kids out of the house will do them some good and allow you to spend some quality family time together. So what should you do? Read on for some tips!

  1. Budget

To decide on what to do, you’ll first have to decide how much you’re willing to spend on a spring break vacation. Maybe you don’t have the funds to do an extravagant trip to an exotic beach location this year, but can afford a small staycation in a nearby town or city. Or maybe you have the funds to head to a local amusement park or do a road trip to see family members in another state. The first thing in planning the perfect spring break family vacation is to find out your budget so that you know how much you can afford, helping you narrow down your list of things you’d like to do.

 

  1. Have the family give their input

Once you know your budget, ask your family for their opinion on what they’d like to do, letting them know upfront that they can’t choose extravagant travel plans that won’t fit in your budget. You might also want to give them some options like an overnight trip somewhere or a road trip to visit family and friends somewhere. You never know what sort of fun ideas they’ll have!

 

  1. Find local things to do first

To help you stay within your budget, see if you can find local things to do in your city or town to make it a fun staycation that wont’ break the bank! This way you can still get out of the house for a few days, opting to stay in a budget friendly hotel, and still be close to home while doing fun things as a family. Or look to other cities you’re interested in so that you can plan a memorable spring break family vacation!

 

  1. See what others are doing

Use local Facebook Groups or other parent-centric online groups you might be a member of and ask for recommendation on what they’re doing for spring break to get some fun and amazing ideas!