Making The Most Of Family Time

Making The Most Of Family Time

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These days life is just so busy, from work to school, kids activities and sleep there just doesn’t always seem to be enough hours in the day.  Often though, the things that are most important gets left behind the most. That one important thing is quality family time. I feel like I’ve blinked and my kids have gotten so big.

Up until the start of this year, I’ve been a full time working momma, but now that my husband has started working I’m transitioning into being at home full time and I’m loving it. That being said it also makes me sad realizing just how much time I’ve missed with them.  So I’ve committed to making sure that family time is one of the more focused areas of our lives now. So now on Saturdays, we make sure to spend the day together, less on electronics.

Make it Bake it!

Baking Cookies

Pour some sugar on me, as soon as you hear those words you know it is going to be in your head for the rest of the day. Our family loves to have some tasty sweets every now and then. So I have decided to share our favorite with you. If you’re looking for an easy recipe that the whole family will love, you’re going to love these Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy and simple chocolate chip cookie your family will love. 
5 from 2 votes
Servings 3 dozen


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

    1/2 teaspoon baking soda

      1/2 teaspoon salt

        3/4 cup C&H® Pourable Golden Brown Sugar

          2/3 cup (1 1/3 sticks) butter or margarine, softened

            1 egg

              1 teaspoon water

                1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

                  1 (6-oz.) pkg. chocolate chips, semisweet


                    • Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl; stir. In a separate bowl, cream together Pourable Golden Brown Sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add egg, water, and vanilla; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts, if using.
                    • Drop by rounded teaspoons onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool.

                    There is so much fun, as the sound of joy fills the kitchen as the kids help me mix and the anticipation and their favorite sweet treat. This is something they will remember when they are all grown, spending the evenings baking and the time spent together. One of our secret ingredients is C&H Sugar, with many different kinds they are sure to fill ever baking and cooking need. While having three kids “helping†with baking isn’t always stress-free, I wouldn’t trade the time we spend in the kitchen at all.

                    C H Sugar

                    A walk on the wild side!

                    Another favorite thing of ours to do is to take an afternoon walk down our dirt road. Living out in the country means our kids get to grow up wild, from jumping in muddy puddles to hikes in the woods. I couldn’t ask for a better place for them to grow up. A little dirt is good for their immune systems. One of my fondest memories growing up is spending hours outside, just enjoying being a child.

                    enjoying outside

                    Board Game Battles!

                    We usually like to end our family time evenings with a fun round of board games. As a family of Harry Potter loves we are loving the new Harry Potter Board Games by Pressman. Now that my oldest daughter can read, she loves playing board games. I’ll be the first to admit that half the time she ends up beating me! Her favorite game is Harry Potter: Triwizard Maze Game, with the old school pop game, brings the fun to the current generation.

                    If you have older children I recommend Harry Potter: Magical Beast Board Game, explore Hogwarts to find out what magical beast you will get in the end. What better way to bring family time to an end than with a little friendly rivalry.

                    Harry Potter Board Games

                    Playing Board Games

                    Final thoughts:

                    At the end of the day, it’s not about how much you spend. It’s not about where you go, it’s about the memories you make as a family. These are the things that they will remember when your children have families of their own. Now that both my parents have passed I understand how short the time is. Just how important family time is. You never know how many days you have left so make sure you make the most of it. Build those memories, fill those evenings with smiles and love.

                    Family Time

                    What are some things you do with your family to ensure quality family time?



                    1. This is such a good idea and it doesn’t cost much money at all which I love.

                    2. Chad says

                      Cooking together with my family is my favorite pass time. We all love and enjoy cooking together. Will try to bake us some cookies yay…

                    3. Melissa says

                      I love family time! I am blessed to be a stay at home mom. My kids love to help me cook and I homeschool my daughter. I cherish this time we have together.

                    4. These are all great reminders, and yes some of my favorite memories are playing outside as a child. Sometimes I wish I could still do it!

                    5. Family time is the best time!!

                    6. I love the idea of baking with your little ones! It looks like you all had so much fun together!

                    7. Family time is so important. Its important to get as much quality time in as possible.

                    8. Times you cannot go back. Create memories as much as possible. Priceless things!

                    9. Chioma says

                      Having a family and spending time with them is one if the happiest thing that can happen to us as beings

                    10. 5 stars
                      I don’t have any kids yet, but whether it’s with friends or boyfriend I cooking together! It’s such a great way to hang out.

                    11. This is my kind of family time. 🙂 I have to check that board game out. I have a feeling my son and my niece will have a blast with that game.

                    12. Great article. You have explained every details in understandable manner and moved on to the another paragraph with ease. Thanks for sharing …..

                    13. Joanna says

                      I think that involving children into family activities can be so much fun. Making cookies, as in your example, can not only teach the basics of baking but also be great fun. Not to mention the final result, when the cookies come out of the oven.

                    14. Agnes Vazhure says

                      5 stars
                      Such a great article to read. It is really important to have a quality time and to spend the most of your time with your family. Anyways, those cookies look really yummy.

                    15. Very inspiring examples of how to spend more fun times with the family. It sometimes seems that when I grew up (in the early 1980s) us as a family did a lot more together than families do today. Less screens back then 😉

                    16. Cooking with your kids is a great activity. Your chocolate chip cookie recipe looks good.

                    17. Britney says

                      I love baking with my kids! My oldest loves that, and my youngest enjoys bubbles.

                    18. I think it is the simple moments that are children are going to remember most when they are older. I used to get so caught up in doing big trips, big events, but I realized that my children just wanted family time with us all together. I’m glad you’re finding ways to spend more quality time with your kiddos and sharing ideas with us. Us mamas can use all the help we can get.

                    19. They are so adorable. Family time is everything. Cherish them as much as you can because time flies.

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