Cool games for boys who love to tinker are the perfect rainy day, sleepover, or family activity! If you have an imaginative boy who loves to build, create, and tinker, you will love this list! Tweens and teenagers so often still love creating and building IRL (ha!), I love these activities that give ... Read More
The Benefits of Family Bonding Last More Than A Lifetime
The benefits of family bonding last well beyond your own lifetime. Strong family ties mold the families that your children will create and the families that their children will create.
Creating strong, loving family bonds and also awesome bonds between brothers and sisters takes time and attention.
I know how challenging it can be to find activities that will engage each family member. Tweens and teens, who are developmentally pulling away from family and gravitating towards friends, can present a unique challenge.
Family bonding activities strengthen your family's connections with one another. They also create lasting memories and bonds. Activities like cooking and eating meals together whenever possible are great times to connect. Family traditions, like sacred dedicated family time, game nights, or family meetings create a sense of security and reliability.
Interactions such as interesting conversations of the day or creating a family mission statement help each of you open your hearts to one another.
In short, whether you are working together or playing together, as long as you are doing it as a family - you will be nurturing your family bonding and creating lasting memories together!
Spoiler Alert: I love this list of fun board games for boys and girls of (almost) any age - elementary, tweens, and teens. These are the games that are proven winners for my boys and their friends. There are new and surprising games on this list that are perfect for family game night and I bet at ... Read More
I used to always be completely overwhelmed at the holidays - overwhelmed by a desire for sparkly decorations and shiny lights, but I only ended up with marrow-sucking exhaustion. Any given afternoon in November or December would go something like this: I would snatch the boys up the moment school ... Read More
As adults, most of us have felt our hearts swell so huge with the anticipation of watching someone we love open a gift that we picked for them. And we want to teach this amazing feeling of Christmas giving - year round - to our kids. Giving of ourselves, especially during the holiday season, feels ... Read More
I didn't enter the Whole Foods to become involved in social change, just to pick up the few things on my list. But I brought home so much more than groceries. I’d seen the elderly African-American woman in the store before I approached her in the check out line. She’d been in the meat ... Read More