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Tips to Increase Family Bonding

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Spending time together as a family has been something we have to work hard for. My husband is a chef and that leaves us to two days a week to spend some quality time together as a family. So when we are together I make sure to find fun ways for us to send together as a family and enjoy each other’s company.

Below are some of the things we love to do from Spring to Fall and the memories we make are ones I know I’ll never forget.

Play Games: This can be games from indoors to outdoors. Tossing the Frisbee or football is fun and there is always a lot of laughter going on.

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Camping: Even if it’s only for one night, find a campsite that is near you, or heck camp in your back yard! No electronics, just your family telling stories and having fun!

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Eat Together: One of the most important things I think we can do together as a family. Enjoy meals at the table together. We can talk about our day and plans for the coming days! These dinners can also include a game! Who doesn’t love dinner and games? My kids do. You can do anything from a board game, to drawing games, or guessing games. Our new favorite game is guessing the character of a cartoon.

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Get Outdoors: We love to go swimming, go on hikes and boat rides. Anything where we can get outside and make memories is good with me. Of course our Boat trips are probably some of my favorite times, the kids love the ride and then we always swim at the dock and beach.  We have a lot of fun parks where we live so the kids love to go to the park and play.

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Any time that you can find to spend with your family is important, the kids love even the smallest thing like watching a movie together.  KFC launched a fun way to spend more time together as a family too!



At KFC right now, you can get a free I Spy game when you buy a KFC 12 pc Meal or larger, complete with 2 large home-style sides 4 biscuits and 4 sauces. 

The I Spy posters give families one more way to engage with each other over dinner. KFC agrees: Game Night should be a weekly thing! 

*This post is sponsored by KFC.

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Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has four children and they currently reside in Texas.


  1. Great tips! One thing that we’ve changed is to take evening walks to the park together. This has been great for our family.

  2. These are great ideas. My son and I have always enjoyed playing card games together. Yahtzee is another favorite.

  3. This is cool of KFC to do! I agree with you that playing games is a great thing to do while eating together. We kept a set of cards from “are you smarter than a 5th grader” at the table for a long time 🙂

  4. Getting outdoors as a family always helps us bond as a family. Some of our best memories are family walks or other outdoor activities!

  5. Love, love, love everything about this post. We eat as a family every night and it means so much to all of us…

  6. Bonding is so important and used to be the normal. I loved the pictures of your family just being together. We always made it a priority when my girls were little and I know it made them the wonderful women they are today. Thank you for sharing.

  7. What a very sweet post complete with lots of smile-evoking pictures 🙂 I couldn’t agree with you more, family bonding is SO important from a young age and beyond! Now that my sister is home from college we can finally start doing things as a family again!

  8. Super cute article and all very valid points. We love spending time together, and my kids are younger so they still want to be around us. I am cherishing it all.

  9. Spending time with my family is must! I love the feeling of being able to all be together!

  10. I think eating together is the simplest way to stay connected as a family. You should do more, but that is an easy one. We are also fond of lazy pool days in our family.

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