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    3 Ways to Make Family Time More Fun

    August 10, 2015

    Today, we are taking tips from the latest episode of Happy Families. Below are three ways to make family time more fun.

    1. Embrace the energy.

    For Ian and Melissa Puente, family time is always a busy time, thanks to their two sets of twin boys. Julian and Caleb are 7 years old, and Jack and Christian are 5 years old.

    “It’s quite a zoo at times, but we really enjoy it,” says Ian.

    No matter how chaotic things may seem when everyone is together, enjoy the relationships you share and make the most of your family time.

    2. Find activities that your unique family likes.

    One of the Puentes’ favorite activities is pizza making in their backyard. With their giant brick pizza oven, the crew cooks up pies that look as good as they taste.

    “Making pizzas works for us because we can all be together in one place. It’s a really simple thing to make and we get to talk and connect,” explains Melissa.

    What does your family like to do? Eat together? Play sports together? Be creative together? Find out what makes your family happy, and plan more time around it.

    3. Balance playtime with work time.

    Without getting some necessary work done first, family playtime would never be as enjoyable. However, that doesn’t mean family work time can’t be enjoyable too.

    The Puentes have learned to channel the energy of their home into family chores and activities that are both fun and productive. For example, they race to see which of the boys can make his bed nicely first.

    What does your family do to make time together more fun? Share your ideas and experiences in the comments.