Family Time

Family time is important, especially since it seems to be getting harder to take the family on outings or to go to different events that you may have been able to do before.  Here are some things that may help you to incorporate family time in your everyday routine while spending little or no money at all.  These are ways that will help you put family first and to enjoy your family's company:

*Something New Day*
-This is a day where you and your family will try something new.  It can be a new recipe that you haven't tried before.  It can be held twice a month, or whatever is suitable for your family. On this day the family can cook together, and the kids can make the dessert.  Make it a family thing, so the responsibility doesn't fall on one person. 

*Family Day*
-This is day that is designated and set aside for time spent with each other.  Plan activities, trips, outings etc. with the whole family.  This day is important because we need to schedule time to enjoy each others company and develop good family memories.
-examples -trips to the zoo, bowling, movies, skating, circus, fishing, trips to water park. skiing, sledding, etc.

Husband and Wife times*(*For those who are married)
-As husband and Wife it is important to develop those times that are beneficial to your marriage and relationship with each other.  We often compromise these special moments when we start having children.  Or children can take up a big part of our lives, but we must be certain to keep this special time with each other to keep our marriage healthy and keep the priority of our marriage high. It is also important that these times be shared only between husband and wives, no children allowed.  going out on dates, dinner, or just going to a relaxing atmosphere to talk to each other. These are good times for you both to communicate with each other and share ideas that you may want to share.  Most importantly this is the perfect time to reflect on your roles as husband and wife, outside of your roles as mom and dad.  This time can be scheduled twice a month or whatever is suitable for you and your husband.

With careful planning these times can be incorporated into your montly routine and will become something that you and your family can look forward to.  As husband and wife those special times together will be much appreciated by you and your spouse.  Family time is important and it doesn't always have to cost alot.  Once again with careful planning and consideration you can keep cost at a minimum.  Remember that these times are family oriented, so fun should be first and foremost, and full family participation is key. Have fun


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