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29 Fun Ways to Stay Connected

I love lists of activity ideas because you’re always bound to find something new that you never considered.

Today’s post is courtesy of Andy Hill’s blog, Marriage Kids and Money, and while it’s a little chilly to “beachcomb” we may find ourselves doing some karaoke this weekend.

Family Bonding Activities: 29 Fun Ways to Stay Connected [Marriage Kids and Money] – “Are you craving closeness with your kids and spouse? Say “no” to a few opportunities or obligations and be intentional about time spent with just your family. No matter your children’s ages, you’ll find something on this list of family bonding activities to spark their interest and have a blast reconnecting.”

When the Money’s Just Too Damn Good [Infinite Play] – “I now understand, too, my mental cycle with writing and money. I don’t regret the past diversions: they’ve given me a much better starting point than most people who decide to take their writing seriously. But now that I know it’s how my mind works, I can better guard against future diversions. Future distractions by other people’s success. Future desires to “just go make some money for a little bit.” And hopefully, once I’m in the flow for long enough, the little voice in my head to go do something else will go away.”

Did you know that the Economic Policy Institute has a Family Budget Calculator? It’ll show you the monthly costs of up to two adults plus four kids in every major region, breaking down the budget into housing, food, child care, transportation, health care, other necessities, and taxes. It’s a fun little calculator that can give you a general sense but I’m not sure how accurate it is.

And to ease you into the weekend… Bobby McFerrin Demonstrates the Power of the Pentatonic Scale!

Have a great weekend!