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3 Tips for Memorial Day Family Fun

3 Tips for Memorial Day Family Fun

May 15, 2015

Memorial Day weekend is full of food, fun and family! We have 3 simple tips to not only make the most out of your day off, but have fun all weekend long. 1. Red, White and Blue Go all out with your Memorial Day decor. Find some flags for your yard, or buy some festive clothing for any barbecues, parties or events you’re planing to attend. 2. Discover Local Events Chances are, your area hosts parades or festivals throughout the entire weekend! Find what events are going on in your city or town. Bring the whole family to join in the celebration and honor our armed forces! 3. Plan a trip! Whether you want to visit family, or take an impromptu trip to a new destination, Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to get in the car and get out of town!   What places and providers help you with your Memorial Day family fun? Share your list on...

3 Steps to the Ultimate Family Dinner

3 Steps to the Ultimate Family Dinner

Apr 9, 2015

It’s harder than ever these days to gather your loved ones for some family time. Family dinners are a classic, so we’ve come up with three steps to make the most of it! 1. Make it special Get everyone involved. Find a special recipe. You can even make a centerpiece if  you want! Is there a better reason to go all out than for a meal with your family? Didn’t think so. 2. Unplug Put down your phones and turn off the TV. You can afford to unplug for a few hours and be present in the moment! Really taking time to catch up with your family instead of worrying about your latest batch of emails can help you unwind after a long day or week of work. 3. Make it a standing reservation! If you found a time that works for everyone once, you may just be able to do it again. See if you can make it a weekly gathering. It will be something everyone will look forward to!   Where do you find your favorite family dinner essentials? Bookmark places and providers like grocery stores or bakeries on...

How to Stay Fit as a Family

How to Stay Fit as a Family

Mar 4, 2015

Staying fit and finding time for exercise can be difficult. Something that seems even more impossible? Getting your family in one place long enough to spend some quality time together! So how do you stay fit and get in some quality family time? Exercise together! Get Organized We’re not above making a color-coded calendar. Keeping everyone’s busy schedules in one place makes it easier to find a time that works for everyone! You’ll be able to find the sweet spot, so you know if you can realistically squeeze in that Tuesday night Zumba class, or Saturday afternoon hike. Get Outside Nothing says family fitness like getting outside! When the nice weather comes, what better way to spend your weekends than with a hike or bike ride? Take advantage of all the parks, trails and natural beauty your hometown has to offer – and that you may have been overlooking. Get Creative Whether it’s a post-dinner yoga session, or a homework break dance party, get creative when it comes to family fitness! Exercising together doesn’t mean you have to break out matching tracksuits and sign up for the next workout class at the gym. (Though if you DO have the time to do this together, more power to you!)   What places and providers help you and your family stay fit? Make a list of your favorite gyms, sporting goods stores and more on emazeMe.com and help other families exercise...

How to Have Snowed-In Family Fun

How to Have Snowed-In Family Fun

Jan 28, 2015

Have fun being snowed-in this winter! Here are some ideas for family activities to beat boredom and cabin fever. 1. Get crafty. From scrapbooking to painting, there’s no better time for you and your kids to embrace their inner artist than when the weather outside is frightful. Don’t have a stocked craft closet? Get really crafty and go online and find crafts to do with common household items! 2. Go to the movies… in your own home! Make your own tickets and concession stand, complete with popcorn and all your favorite snacks.The best part? You can stay in your pajamas, and avoid those crazy movie theater prices. 3. Kiss the cook! Get everyone in the kitchen and make something special for dinner. One fun idea? Personal pizzas. Everyone makes their own creation to put in the oven. Mixing and matching is highly encouraged! Where do you go to stock up on food, activities and fun for a snowy day? Make a list on...

How to Plan Thanksgiving Break

How to Plan Thanksgiving Break

Nov 9, 2014

The holidays are coming up, and so is Thanksgiving break! Whether your kids are coming home from college, or have a few days off from elementary school, these fun family activities are perfect for this brief holiday break. 1. Mark your calendars Coordinate your schedules. Make sure to set aside times for family dinners, activities, and more! 2. Plan their favorite meals School, work and other responsibilities can make it hard to find time for your kids’ favorite meals. Use the mini-vacation to cook up something special! 3. Get everyone together Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be the only time to get family and friends together! Plan a casual pre- or post-Thanksgiving shindig and celebrate the most wonderful time of year. 4. Something sweet Spend a family day baking Thanksgiving desserts, or get a head start on sweets for the holidays coming up. Your home will smell amazing!   Make a holiday list of favorite places and providers on...

5 Foolproof Fall Family Activities

5 Foolproof Fall Family Activities

Sep 29, 2014

Now that the school year is in full swing, most of your family fun has to wait until the weekend. Here are five activities to put on your calendars this fall! 1. Football game Whether you’re cheering on your town’s high school team, or shelling out the big bucks to see a professional game, football is a family-friendly fall staple. 2. Nature hike Fall is a beautiful season. Why not take your family on a walk to admire the colorful foliage? 3. Apple picking Hand-picked apples are perfect for homemade apple pie! 4. Pumpkin patch Visit your local pumpkin patch and choose from a variety of sizes, shapes, and even colors! Bring them home and plan your Halloween jack-0-lanterns. 5. Hay ride From haunted to kid-friendly, there are tons of hayrides available for your family to...