22 Responses

  1. Amy 1
    Amy Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 10:03 am |

    We like to cozy up as a family by watching a movie.

  2. Tina B 2
    Tina B Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 10:12 am |

    My favorite outdoor game would be wiffle ball for the younger kids and kick the can for the older kids.

  3. Cara 3
    Cara Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 11:26 am |

    We love outdoors, but during the week it isn’t as feasible for nature adventures since my husband and I work full time outside of the home… so the clock is ticking and family time is a priority.. especially outside while the weather is nice. So we go for walks, play softball, soccer etc in the backyard… but our favorite thing these days is a cheap badminton/volley ball net we acquired this year. Not only do we play as a family, the neighborhood kids participate too. Quite fun and the laughter from the kids and smiles… priceless

  4. Alice 4
    Alice Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 12:42 pm |

    We love having a fire pit outside and spending the evening telling stories.

  5. Jennifer Ott 5
    Jennifer Ott Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 12:57 pm |

    What a wonderful-looking book! We love to cuddle up on the couch with a blanket over us all and read aloud for a while. Eventually, everyone ends up getting their own books and reading all together still! Every school day, we make a pot of tea (with animal crackers for the kids), and read our school books aloud. Best family times ever!

  6. Karen 6
    Karen Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 1:27 pm |

    Our family favorite “slow down time” is to watch a movie.

    Hope I win!

  7. Darcy 7
    Darcy Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 1:39 pm |

    Our kids discovered Ladder Golf last summer with their cousins and really enjoyed it. It was a nice surprise this past Christmas when said cousins gave our family our own game of Ladder Golf; it has been the go to game this summer!

  8. Rita@thissortaoldlife 8
    Rita@thissortaoldlife Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 3:21 pm |

    When my kids were little, my favorite time of day was bedtime. We’d snuggle up on someone’s bed and I’d read aloud to my twins, one on each side of me. We’d also have family movie night on Fridays, with “popcorn and pop!” (the only time they’d get such treats). Miss those days, but now I really enjoy playing games with them. Those are so much more fun now that Candyland is past us! :-)
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  9. Karen 9
    Karen Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 3:53 pm |

    We have started having a family night every other Friday night where we watch a disney movie and have dinner that goes with the theme of the movie. For example we watched Cars and had Lighting McQueen Sandiwiches, (chicken salad sandwiches) Old tires (pickles) Sally Salad (fruit salad) Motor oil (grape juice) and Tunnel cakes (funnel cakes)

  10. Kara 10
    Kara Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 4:26 pm |

    Our family enjoys spending time on our boat fishing, reading books, napping, and talking.

  11. Heather 11
    Heather Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 4:47 pm |

    My favorite family activity is flashlight tag in the summer. My kids and I have a blast!

  12. Annie Kip 12
    Annie Kip Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 6:59 pm |

    I would love to win this book, as I find it more and more difficult to find an activity that all of my kids will enjoy. They are tweens and teens and are starting to get their own ideas! DRAT! I used to be able to get them to hike and read together, but not so much anymore. Bedtime is still a very cuddly time at my house and we like to play games in front of a fire whenever we have time. We have dinner together as often as possible, but I am finding more and more that our best family time comes from getting away together – in nature – no friends, no work, and only each other for entertainment.
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  13. cathy @ Noble Pig 13
    cathy @ Noble Pig Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 at 9:16 am |

    Movie time definitely slows us down and puts everyone together in the same room! Fun giveaway!
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  14. Kris 14
    Kris Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 at 9:36 am |

    It depends on the season, but reading and eating meals together are 4-season activities. In the summer we go to the beach, camping (LOVE campfires!), and hiking. In the winter we go sledding or cozy up in front of the fire.

    It is so good to know that there are others out there who are trying to put the brakes on their over-scheduled lives! Yay for us! :)

  15. Susan Daniels 15
    Susan Daniels Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 at 12:07 pm |

    My favorite way to relax with my family is snuggling with my toddler on the couch with a big pile of picture books from the library

  16. LoisLaneNJ 16
    LoisLaneNJ Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 at 12:42 pm |

    We slow down every evening by cuddling up on the couch with the kiddos and having story time.

  17. Leesa 17
    Leesa Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 at 3:22 pm |

    We love to watch movies together at least once a week, complete with icecream and candy, lol.

  18. Sue Kalt 18
    Sue Kalt Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 at 12:53 am |

    I remember the days of walks, bicycling, building snowmen or snow forts, tennis, table tennis (ping pong), ski trips, ice-skating, camping out in the backyard, the hibachi marshmallows, picnics, and long car rides…. seems like the neighborhood kids all played outside. Anyone remember the game of statues? First bounce or fly? Hide and go seek? Kick the can? We may not have been athletes, but we sure built those memories.

  19. Corinne Tippett 19
    Corinne Tippett Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 at 10:31 am |

    We love to do crafts together, often polyclay. And make paper model airplanes – tho we cheat and use a gluegun when we can’t follow directions properly. And snug up and watch documentaries, then go fossil hunting!

  20. Mooley 20
    Mooley Friday, September 28th, 2012 at 7:25 am |

    We cozy up nearly every night and read books for up to an hour. My kids go nuts if they don’t get book time before bed.

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