Do These Before Having Kids! 4 Fun Activities for Married Couples

Contributed by Hannah Whittenly 

After you get married and before you have kids is a great time to have some fun as a married couple. This is an outstanding time to get to know each other better. Here are four ideas that you may want to consider:

Stay in a Couples-Only Hotel

Several resorts offer accommodations for couples only. You can find them located in a variety of locations including the United States, Dominican Republic, Canary Islands and Maya. Many offer special couples-only activities including whirlpools with ocean views, spas with treatments for two and group sex games. Some even offer clothing-optional beaches. Most have bars with many staying open late along with intimate dining options. The level of freedom varies greatly at these resorts.
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Winter Blues? 4 Year-Round Activities to Keep the Good Times Rolling

The cold and dark days of winter don’t always have to spoil your fun. You can still partake in many activities that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Here are four year-round activities to help you keep the good times rolling and beat the winter blues.

Aquatic Activities

There might be an indoor waterpark in your area that features waterslides and other aquatic attractions that can be enjoyed without having to bear the frigid outdoor temperatures. If you don’t live near an indoor waterpark, you can still likely find a local indoor public pool where you can go swimming. You can even try visiting a health club in your area that might have a hot tub where you can sit and relax in the warm bubbling water.

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Play Smart: 3 Family Activities for Mental Exercise

Significant emphasis is placed on families finding a way to stay physically fit together. For example, many parents may try to instill healthier dietary habits in their children while also looking for active recreational options that can help the entire family stay physically fit. Increasingly, parents are also looking for exceptional ways to exercise brain muscles with their children. If you are focused on bolstering mental health with your entire family, these are some exceptional activities that your whole family may love to do together.

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Goliath Games are Giant Fun #Review

Giant Fun This Christmas With Goliath Games

This Christmas get some fun-filled games to put under the tree.  These games from Goliath are sure to be family game night favorites long after the Christmas season is past.  Forget TV, and video games: Pull up a chair and spend quality time together playing a strategy game like Rummikub, or a funny game like Googly Eyes.

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Fun & Healthy Activities for Your Family

Guest post contributed by Claire Adams

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Do you think you don’t have the time to exercise and have fun because you have a family? Well, think about doing some activities together. Involving the whole family can be fun, and it can certainly help you form and strengthen the bond between you.

Most modern families can be described as busy. Parents have their jobs to do; kids have all those extracurricular activities. Basically, every member of the family is doing their own thing. However, finding the time for family interactions is important, and designating some time for quick and fun activities might be just what your family needs. So, forget about all those boring excuses and start working out with your family!
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7 Fun Things to Do At Home When You’re Bored

The back-to-school adjustment period has ended and you’ve had a little downtime time to rest. Are you or the kids bored? Why not incorporate some of these ideas into your family routine once every week or two? Try to dedicate at least one day or night to doing something fun at home so you won’t get bored!
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Great Ideas to Beat Summer Boredom

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So many children look forward to summer vacation because it’s time away from school. When parents have full-time jobs, the kids can easily get bored because of the excessive amount of free time on their hands. Other than helping with chores and yard upkeep, kids need fun activities to partake in too. These simple ideas below don’t necessarily cost a lot of money. I hope they help you beat summer boredom with your kids, on a budget or not, this summer.

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Fun Backyard Activities for the Family

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With cooler weather right around the corner, we need to get outdoors and enjoy our backyards with the family!  The weather is still beautiful and we might as well soak up the sun while we still can.  Plus, with the kids already back in school, a little quality time spent would be a good thing.

We all enjoy eating, right?  Consider having your next meal outside.  Whether it be breakfast, lunch, or dinner, create a space for your family to enjoy it outdoors.  If you have a barbeque grill, use it for weekday dinners or weekend lunches.  Grilled food always taste good!

If you don’t own a grill, consider having a backyard picnic, or picnic in the park.  These are a few of my favorite picnic foods: subs, coleslaw, salads, crackers, cheese, fruit, cookies, and pretzels.  Pack a cooler full of drinks and a blanket and you’re good to go!  If you’re not sure what to take along, try getting some picnic ideas off of pinterest.

Swimming is always at the top of my kid’s fun list.  Our grandma has a pool in her backyard and that is always good family fun  – barbeque and swimming! If you don’t have a pool, there are other fun activities, get creative!  My husband and I go out and throw a football with our kids.  We practice baseball too.  We take walks while the kids ride their bikes or scooters along with us.  Yesterday after our walk, the kids filled up water balloons and we had a water balloon fight.  Guess who got wet?  Yes, mama did! 🙂

Since fall is quickly approaching, now is probably a good time to pick up a cheap water sprinkler or water guns. If your family likes to play sports check out the volleyball nets and basketball hoops.  Besides being fun, they offer great exercise!  Do you remember playing kickball?  Well, it is still fun!  I was surprised to see how engaging kickball still is for the kids.  I guess some things never change. 😉

If you are contemplating a summer campout, why not try it out first in the backyard?  It will make life so much easier just in case you forget any must have supplies.  If anything major comes up you can all go inside!  Plus, the kids will simply love the adventure of sleeping outdoors!

There is so much to do in your own backyard.  Go spend time with the family and make memories!!  You won’t regret it. 🙂