Fall is a season for new family routines and establishing a new rhythm for family activities. So this week, we’re featuring posts to help you do just that – with activities and ideas for family fun, setting priorities and putting systems in place, and even a great idea to rejuvenate your joy – with journaling. There is so much wisdom here and from bloggers who have a love for readers and who want to share their fabulous parenting tips and family goal-setting ideas!

We’ve also rounded up some fabulous free printables for parents who want to explore maths games, counting, matching and puzzles inspired by fall. These activities are great for homeschoolers or families looking to enrich their child’s educational experience. Plus we have fun and frugal crafts perfect for fall and some crazy delicious chocolate recipes for all the chocolate lovers out there! We hope these ideas inspire you to create some new and memorable Family Fun!

Plus, don’t miss the $500 Giveaway hosted by myself and some of my blogging friends with the Kid Blogger Network.

Every week at HappyandBlessedHome.com we share the talents and top posts from our blogging friends all around the web with HappyandBlessedHome.com readers via: Family Fun Friday. The Family Fun Friday Team reviews 100+ link-ups to select the top features in the following categories: Encouraging Posts for Moms, Recipes, Family Fun, and Homeschooling. Every week is different and is tailored to the trends that are current to help moms save time and energy so they can have more freedom to do what they love best – enjoy family fun!

Please PIN this! And, please stop by your favorites and thank the bloggers who try to help readers by sharing their talents and tips. We’re so thankful for this online community and hope you’ll make new friends online!

Giveaways, recipes, homeschooling, kid’s activities and free printables, we’ve got you covered at Family Fun Friday. If you are looking for the best tips, links, resources, freebies and more – you’ve come to the right place! 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! Welcome to our community!

Wahoo! It’s Family Fun Friday

I love my co-hosts!  Your links get lots of exposure as this party is promoted on several 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!

Subscribe to make sure you get all my FREE printables, recipes, games and craft ideas for even more family fun!

If you enjoy free printables, crafts and games for little ones, ideas for family fun and encouraging posts for moms, sign up and have Happy and Blessed Home delivered to your inbox. Simply enter your e-mail address here:


First Name*

Meet our Family Fun Friday hostesses:

Monica created Family Fun Friday and blogs at HappyandBlessedHome.comwhere she shares, easy recipes, 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’/Instagram. Monica will round-up all the Family Fun Friday posts.

Herchel enjoys blogging about parenting, organizing, crafting, and having good old-fashioned kid fun on her blog Gym, Craft, Laundry. Follow: Blog /Facebook/Pinterest / Twitter /Google +. Herchel will feature organizing and family fun.

Heather blogs at Life of a Homeschool Mom where she shares her heart for homeschooling, resources and freebies for homeschooling moms everywhere. She and her husband are raising three beautiful girls. Follow: Blog/ Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter / Instagram / Google+. Heather will feature fabulous tips and resources for Homeschoolers.

Whitney blogs at That Square Plate. She loves cooking small, flavorful dishes with fresh ingredients, and seafood! She was a picky eater growing up and now she aims to catch up on all she missed! Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter/ Instagram/ Bloglovin. Whitney will feature delicious and easy recipes.

To PIN a specific blogger’s post please click through and pin directly from their site. 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.

If you enjoy the features on Family Fun Friday please leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you! If you see things that you like here – please PIN them on Pinterest! If you PIN these lists it will help this blogging party grow.

Highlights and FUN FREEBIES!

If you enjoy easy recipes, free printables and family fun you’ll love all these awesome ideas and freebies at HappyandBlessedHome.com. Check out all these amazing features and enjoy the benefits of being a HappyandBlessedHome.com fan!

Potty Training on the Horizon? You’ll love these 7 Tips for Easier Nighttime Potty Training

10 FREE Back to School Signs

$500 Cash Giveaway and 25 Fun Fall Crafts for Kids with Leaves

FREE Back to School Calendar Printables

PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps Copycat Recipe

Easy No Bake Cranberry Almond Squares

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches Recipe

FREE Minions Play Doh Mats for Kids and Minions Bento Box Tutorial

FREE Printables with 20 Different Owl Inspired Designs & FREE Scholastic Books

If you enjoy free printables, crafts and games for little ones, recipes, ideas for family fun and encouraging posts for moms, sign up and have Happy and Blessed Home delivered to your inbox. Simply enter your e-mail address here:


First Name*

Special Thanks

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.

Thanks again for all your wonderful ideas! I hope these Family Friendly and Fun ideas inspire you.

Featured Bloggers:

I love how fall inspired a “new year” and “new you” proposition for families! I think you’ll love these wonderful posts scripted by some of the most talented bloggers I know!

Parenting Tips that Make a Difference

Do you know what I love the most about this week’s features? The hearts of these bloggers. They truly, madly, deeply, want to help parents set up systems, establish routines, and create a warm and nurturing environment for families and refuel your soul.  Don’t miss these features – these bloggers are sharing some wonderful wisdom here. I see these ideas as parenting tips for creating family fun.

My friend Kayse who blogs at The Only Hope I’ve Got shares some awesome tips to help you Get your Sanity Back – she’s got systems in place and some wonderful tips that any family can really use!

Shari over at Faith Filled Food for Moms shares an insightful look at Finding Joy in Learning to Journal. Shari and I are kindred spirits – I love to journal and love her tips!

12 Months of Nature Walks with Kids by Bambini Travel will keep your family outdoors and loving every adventure! She’s gathered together ideas for nature walks for every month of the year.

Jennifer over at A Heart for Your Home shares her “why” for Purposeful Parenting. Be inspired and read through her post!

Alicia at Vibrant Homeschooling has pulled together an incredible list of 75 Fall Family Activities that Teach. These are some wonderful ideas for creating memories with your family. Thanks for sharing Alicia!

Tanya over at Kentucky Sketches shared a heart-warming list of 3 Reasons Family Vacations Matter with some great tips for vacationing even when you’re on a budget.

Simply Clever Crafts to Make this Fall

Herchel’s rounded up some beautiful frugal and fun fall crafts on Gym Craft Laundry.  Stop by and see the amazing stuff she’s featuring in her round-up of Simply Clever Crafts to Make this Fall. If you have a minute, show Herchel some bloggy love on Facebook.

Fun Fall Homeschooling Ideas

Heather’s rounded up some beautiful fun fall homeschool ideas on Life of a Homeschool Mom.  An apple tree for teaching math, free apple eBooks, counting cards and puzzles, apple number puzzles and more – you’ll love Heather’s picks! Check out her Family Fun Friday features in her post Fun Fall Homeschooling Ideas. Let’s welcome Heather to the Family Fun Friday team by giving her some likes on Facebook!

Chocolate Recipes that will make your Tastes Buds Rejoice!

Whitney knows my sweet spot! Chocolate. Let’s hear a big “WHOOT” for this round up of decadent chocolate recipes. Reese’s cups in popcorn?  Wowzers! Check out Whitney’s round-up post on Chocolate Cravings on her blog That Square Plate. Love chocolate? Give Whitney some Facebook sugar here: That Square Plate on Facebook.

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 Twitter – we hope you will join us!

Button Code:

<a href=”http://happyandblessedhome.com” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://happyandblessedhome.com/FamilyFunFriday150.jpg” alt=”HappyandBlessedHome.com” width=”200″ height=”225″ /></a>

If you enjoy free printables, crafts and games for little ones, ideas for family fun and encouraging posts for moms, sign up and have Happy and Blessed Home delivered to your inbox. Simply enter your e-mail address here:


First Name*

I pray you are blessed by this effort to share ideas on having Family Fun.

In His Grip,

Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google + / Bloglovin’/ Instagram

If you like my blog please like my Facebook page at: HappyAndBlessedHome – thanks so much!

I link up to a bunch of parties every week. Click on Link Parties and you can add your party or find one to visit every day of the week.

P.S. Bloggers – If you’ve been featured and would like to add a button to show off how awesome you are, just grab the code in the text box below. You’ll want to retype the quotes too if you’re having trouble getting it to show on your page. <img src="http://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/72x72/1f609.png" alt="

Show more