Thursday, January 03, 2013

Family Fun in 2013

Sometimes our life with L & E feels a bit too hurried and rushed. Doing law school as a family is no joke!

My husband's days and nights are filled with classes, reading, studying, paper writing, Moot Court, etc. He does his best to help out with the kids and around the house, but at times it's just not possible. Meanwhile, I'm trying to juggle my freelance writing, virtual assistant business, and being a stay-at-home mom. For me, it is all too easy to just focus on the daily to-do list and forget about the fun we could be having as a family.

One of my goals for the year is to be more intentional in adding a bit of FUN into our lives! So, I sat down with L & E and talked about what they would like to do for FUN as a family this month. I made this handy little sheet to help keep our ideas in front of us throughout the month. It's got 8 blanks to fill in activities that we'd like to do during the month. Ideally, I'd love to sneak at least one activity into a weeknight and one on a weekend.

The goal is to be together and have fun. This doesn't mean that we have to spend money to do it. In fact, for our family budget, it is better if we DON'T spend any money. So, I imagine that as the months go along, we'll have to be a bit creative in our ideas. Oh sure, we'll repeat some activities, but I'd love to try new ones each month too.

Wanna join me? Download your copy of the January Family Fun printable and share your own family fun ideas!

What are your frugal ideas for family fun? Please share them in the comments!


Lacey said...

This is such a great idea, thank you. However, when I click to download it says "Sorry, the file you have requested does not exist.".

Any ideas?


Janel said...

Hey Lacey,
Thanks for letting me know. I went ahead and updated the link. This is the first time I've used Google Drive for this and I wasn't online earlier today. The links worked fine when I scheduled the post the other day. Not sure what the problem was. It should work now.