Tuesday, April 26, 2016

10 Ways to be a Fun Mom

Today I'm linking up with Karli for her 10 on Tuesday series (which I love by the way!)

I am all about being a fun Mom (while also being able to maintain my parental authority, that is) and giving my kids a fun childhood.

Here are my 10 ways to be a fun Mom

{ONE} - Let your kids jump on your bed (while you are right there of course) 

They will love this and it will bring pure joy to their little faces

{TWO} - Have a water balloon fight (weather permitting of course) 

Fill a bunch of water balloons up before they get up and leave them outside in a bucket filled with water. Once it's warm enough to your liking, surprise your kids and tell them to head outside and that it's every man for himself

{THREE} - Take your kids on a scavenger hunt

Check out Pinterest and find a printable that is free and looks good to you. Head outside in your own backyard or to a local nature center and get your hunt on.

{FOUR} - Play Hide and Go Seek

I don't know about yours, but my kids love playing this game and it's fun for all ages!

{FIVE} - Build a fort and watch a movie under it

My kids get so excited when I saw we're going to build a fort! We have 2 sets of these crazy forts and it definitely makes fort building more fun! Take it a step further and pop some popcorn or have some other kind of yummy snack.

{SIX} - Have an impromptu dance party

My kids LOVE when I turn on the music and start dancing! Bonus points for burning off some energy

{SEVEN} - Play zombies and be the zombie

Brayden came home a few months ago asking to play zombies. I guess they play it as school all of the time. Of course yours truly is always the zombie first - the way we play is I walk around with my arms out like a zombie (duh) and I can only walk, not run, to catch the kids. Once I tag one they become the new zombie.

{EIGHT} - Take your kids to an arcade

Enough said :)

{NINE} - Have a surprise ice cream date

Every couple of months, I surprise my kiddos and tell them I'm taking them for ice cream (or froyo, or a milkshake, whatever works!) This is always followed by loud excited screaming :)

{TEN} - Have a tickle fight

My kids love being chased and tickled! And they love tickling right back.  Hearing their laugh is probably the sweetest sounds and I know laughs are pretty much guaranteed with tickle fights!

So there's my list, I would love to hear some other ideas on how to be a fun Mom!


  1. All of these are so fun! I need to get some water balloons! The zombie one is great. We haven't played that one, the kids are going to love it! Muhaha!

    I've been having to be Mario lately while Henry plays the ghost - he swings his arms out at me and I then have to attempt to pass him for about 15 minutes. All his rules. LOL!

  2. The post made me instantly think of mean girls where she's like I'm a cool mom! I plan to do all these things with my kids - whenever that time comes!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. Haha we love to play "cars" where we pretend to be cars and run around the house - occasionally crashing into one another. :) This is a good list! I cannot wait to break out the water balloons.

  4. I love these ideas so much!!!! Jimmy gets mad because he for sure thought I'd be the disciplinarian but instead I like to find a balance. These are all fun (and EASY) ideas so thanks so much for sharing!!!!

  5. Love this list! We play tons of hide and seek. With a 11 year old boy and a 4 year old girl, it's a great game for both ages.

  6. these are so cute!! We play zombie too.. every night when I wash my face Austin likes me to be a zombie while my mascara is streaked down my face. :-)

  7. Great ideas...some of which I've done, some of which I've never thought of! Thanks for sharing!

  8. How cute I love these ideas
    Chelsea @ http://thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

  9. Awesome list. We like to do lots of these things in our house! :)

  10. LOVE all of these ideas! The other day I was telling Jacob about water balloons and he had no idea what I was talking about, so we will definitely be doing some of those this summer. And impromptu dance parties? We have those all the time! It's one of our favorite things to do!

  11. Love these! Cash loves jumping on our bed & I may do it with him when Daddy isn't home! Haha!

  12. Love these ideas! Thanks for sharing :)