My friend Monica over at Happy and Blessed Home asked me to join her as a co-host for Family Fun Friday to share six inspiring words of encouragement from other bloggers each week. This week's Family Fun Friday is about Intentional Love.   Hope you enjoy! If you're a blogger, be sure to scroll down to the bottom to link up your favorite posts! I'd love to feature your words of encouragement next week!


Wynter at Made to Mother shares a guest post this week from Jessica, co-founder of Preemptive Love, about mothers in Iraq who are keeping their families together as ISIS terrorizes their cities. For me, this post gave me faces to people I hear about on the news and made me better understand what life is like in a war-stricken country. It is a must-read.

Michelle at The Gracious Wife has 30 Date Night Ideas that are both fun and frugal. I love the brunch idea!

Nancy at There is Grace shares about being intentional in our marriages. Loving our husbands first help us love our children and those around us better. I really enjoyed how she shared her love story in this post.

Anne at Front Porch Inspired is speaking to my heart this week with her post From the Steeples to the Streets. If you are a church-goer but also wanting to make a difference, consider the truth that she speaks today and apply it to your own walk of faith.

Lauren at Working Mom Magic reflects on what her daughter has taught her this week. Her family is just precious and as a mom to girls, I could relate!

Jenny at Women of Intention shares five great at home date night ideas. I agree with her, an Italian inspired meal and a bubble bath is a great way to spend time with your man!


Family Fun Friday is all about connecting as a family. We feature great ideas for family fun, and things to help moms get things done so they have more time to spend doing what they love to do - be with family! If you like Family Fun Friday, help this blog party grow by giving it a +1 on Google+. Thanks so much!

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Monica created Family Fun Friday and blogs at where she shares free preschool tools and printables, encouraging words for moms, and ideas for having fun together as a family. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google + / Bloglovin'/ Instagram. Monica will feature Family Fun Posts.britta profile                           britta logoBritta was a military kid and is a military wife, now living in the high desert of Arizona and far, far from her New Orleans family. She happily homeschools and writes about the intersection of God’s Word and her world at Britta Lafont ~ Everyday Holiness. This year Britta wants to find that sweet spot between getting more done and enjoying the process. Britta will feature Delicious Recipes. Follow: Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram
Christen blogs at illuminate. As wife to her high school sweetheart and mother to three premature children, she’s learned that God is the Perfect Party Planner and sometimes the unexpected is the greatest gift of all. Blog/ Facebook/ Pinterest/ Instagram/ Twitter. Christen will feature Inspirational Posts.
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Selena is a homeschooling graduate and a homeschooling mom to four super special kids. She blogs at Look! We're Learning! about unit studies, foreign language, and homeschooling with ADHD. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram / Twitter. Selena will feature Homeschooling.
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Herchel enjoys blogging about parenting, organizing, crafting, and having good old-fashioned kid fun her blog Gym, Craft, Laundry. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google +. Herchel will feature organizing and family fun.

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Selena shares Plenty of Fun with Preschoolers ideas. I really liked her library tips.


Do you want to go gluten-free but still enjoy dessert? Britta has some fabulous gluten-free recipes for you to try this week.





Have fun this Friday y'all!

Till next time, let your light shine! Blessings, christen