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 Happy Living Essentials.   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!

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Laura Sue Shaw shares a game plan for getting more rest. I agree with her bedtime rules!

Crystal over at Tidbits of Experience shares how parents can motivate their kids with lessons from the book Motivate Your Child. In her post, she says that she has to change her ways, not just her kids. Looks like a book that could have some helpful advice.

Kirsten at Kids are a Trip had the chance to interview The Business Traveler of the Year, Heather Wilson. As a not-so-frequent flyer, I enjoyed learning from her jet-setting career. It's a fun read!

Kim at Mom's Morning Coffee shares four habits to keep things going smoothly at home. As a mom to preschoolers, I really liked her advice about the after dinner routine of organizing their bags for the next day. I always wait to do that in the morning and feel so rushed!

Andrea at The End in Mind shares the importance of rest. Rest is a word that I'm exploring this season of Lent so I really enjoyed this post.

Elizabeth at Balm to my Soul shares 10 reasons to choose optimism today. If you've been feeling a bit gloomy, this read is for you!

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Monica created Family Fun Friday and blogs at HappyandBlessedHome.com 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 has learning for all ages!

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Herschel has some healthy tips for the families with sick kids!

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Britta has some delicious family desserts! 

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Have fun this Friday y'all!

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