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. If you have been following along with our 21 Day Prayer Challenge, this week's Family Fun Friday is all about loving God, loving yourself, and loving your people. 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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Jessica over at Lou Lou Girls is pregnant. Congrats! In this post, she shares how she is surviving her first few weeks of pregnancy. As a fellow mom who had terrible morning sickness, this post brings me back to how I felt just last year while pregnant with baby Ridley.

Elizabeth, who writes at Balm to My Soul, has a great post this week about what every woman should know about her body image. As she mentions, the number one New Year's resolution is to lose weight but in this post she offers us encouragement for loving ourselves.

This week, I've been sharing all about how to pray hard and Nancy over at There is Grace has some great tips about being intentional as we learn how to read through our Bibles. She even has tips for non-readers!

I think we all want more joy in life, right? This week, Stephanie over at A Grande Life has eight great ideas for creating more joy in everyday living. Her first step? Put it on your list!

Simply Lindsey Loo has a beautiful post about ten things she wants her daughter to know about being a real woman. Being a mom of two girls, my heart agreed with her poignant words.

The Gracious Wife, Michelle, has a sweet post about putting her husband first in a mommy-centric world. If you've been following my 21 Day Prayer Challenge, you know the prayer that I'm circling right now is to love my people. This post was a great reminder for me to love Raleigh first!

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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Meet our Family Fun Friday hostesses:

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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.

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Britta 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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This week on Family Fun Friday a whole bunch of bloggers are sharing their ideas for family fun. Feel free to add your ideas via a blog post link or just browse all the awesome ideas. Thanks for being a fan! Linking to the party is NOT a requirement to enter the giveaway. Entrants only need to click through the Rafflecopter form to enter to win.

Featured Bloggers

This week Hershel is showing us how to clean up our act


Selena shares how to manage your home school and how to teach science. 


Britta is in Baking Bliss. Yum!



Have fun this Friday y'all!

Till next time, let your light shine!

Blessings, christen