10 Intentional Ways to Bring your Family Closer Together

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I’m SO excited to share this FREE e-book, 10 Intentional Ways to Bring your Family Closer Together.  I’ve had this idea for a LOOONG time, and it’s finally come to fruition! I started jotting down a list a few months ago, and over that time frame, I came up with over 30 ideas that our family does (that is unique or has a different spin) that strengthens our bond as a team, and share with you in hopes you’ll find some things you want to do with your family. Today, this is just the first 10, I’ve got to give you something to look forward to, right?

10 Intentional Ways to Bring your Family Closer Together free e-book

I’m all about traditions and activities that bond us as a family. I just shared a picture a few days ago about wearing color coordinating clothes for a holiday (hey, I need to add that to my list!)  It’s those seemingly subtle and simple things that build memories for our kids, and give them happy thoughts about their childhood, which in turn gives them confidence and stability to be a leader and boost their self esteem.

There is so much in this world that puts a wedge between us, even the “good” stuff like weekly kids activities. I realized long ago, that I need to be INTENTIONAL if I want our family close, and by doing those things that keep us having fun, and aware of each others’ needs through regular conversation and activities.  I feel blessed that through doing these things, I can truly say that our family IS close. My kids are best friends, and I’m hoping as they get older, it will continue in that direction.

Pie in the Sky Photography

{What to Wear in Family Pictures: Black and White}

I only want to share 10 at a time in this edition, so as not to overwhelm you. I honestly feel worried that these 10 at once MIGHT overwhelm people, but I really hope not. This list is meant to put a bug in your ear, to be thoughtful, discuss with your spouse, and decide on one thing that you can do NOW, and let the others come over time. Maybe pick 1 or 2 a month to implement, because doing them all at once might just be crazy. I’ve introduced them little by little with my family.

One idea is to map it out on a calendar. Write a goal for the month, for the next 6-10 months, and add what you’d like to incorporate into your family.  Some ideas may be tricky to introduce, some will be easier.

If you want a close family bad enough, you gotta fight for it. It’s worth the growing pains.

You may not love all of these ideas, I hope you do, but I recognize that all of the things that WE do (some are kinda silly) may not be for you.  I would LOVE to hear what sticks out to you as what you’d like to do FIRST, or send me an email as you introduce them, and let me know how it goes! I LOVE hearing feedback on this kind of stuff.

This e-book is available for free download, to those that are in my Bestie Club, a.k.a. receive my weekly email newsletter.

If you are not yet signed up, you can do that right here (or at the end of this post).

croissants in London for family photos

{London Family Pictures}

In that weekly newsletter, I share highlights of the posts that week, news, behind the scenes, random thought, and announcements. It’s just a way for me to communicate with readers on a more personal level, and it also helps me to know who is following along. You are welcome to sign up for the newsletter, grab the book, then un-subscribe, but I hope you’ll stick around. Drag that newsletter to your inbox (it may go to a sub-folder at first) and then read it when it comes along. It’s really the best way I’ve found to really connect with friends that read what I write, because social media, not everyone see’s. But we all go to our inbox…but I get it, you don’t want to overcrowd that precious space. I’d just love to be a part of it, and connect with all of you on that personal level.

I’ve been re-focusing my site to be all about FAMILY FUN, which incorporates everything I do, and how we involve our kids in our home projects, cooking, family travel, and even photography. So if you like family fun, stick around on the newsletter, but if you don’t feel you’ll benefit from it much, I’m totally fine with you saying adieu!

Either way, enjoy these tips, and please share what you love!

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