Review: 75 Ways to Have More Fun at Home

75 ways to have more fun at homeAnna over at My Life and Kids has just released her new ebook titled 75 Ways to Have More Fun at Home.

It’s awesome.

Obviously, there are a bunch (75) of ideas to help you play with your kids and have more fun at home.  (At $3.99 for the book, that’s a little more than a nickel for each idea. Bargain!)

Most of them are free-ish, require no advance preparation or crafting skills, and can be spontaneously implemented.

FREE + EASY + SPONTANEOUS = AWESOME!

What’s awesome about 75 Ways to Have More Fun at Home

  1.  Hello… FREE + EASY + SPONTANEOUS

  2.  The tip about mid-day baths is priceless – potentially sanity saving.  Honestly, there are a dozen or more ideas that qualify as sanity saving.

  3. The book resonates with me.   This is from her e-book, but I could have written this too!

I love staying home with my kids – but I also find it can be exhausting, stressful and downright not fun sometimes.

Have you ever heard the saying,

If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy?

Well, I don’t know if I fully agree with that or not. But there is something that I know to be true.

If Mama Is Happy – EVERYONE is Happy!

But it’s so hard to be happy all the time. This book gives you quick, easy and fun activities you can do in a pinch – even when you’re not feeling so happy.

  1. It’s authentic.  She comes right out and says there are days she just would rather stay in bed.  Her princess story is enough to make me wish I still owned my prom dress.  I can totally see myself doing that.  (Oh wait, I did go to the grocery store in my tiara.)

  2. The book is pretty.  (I’m a boy-mom in an all boy home.  Anything that includes hot pink is a winner in my world.) Seriously, it’s well written and edited and it is easy to read.

  3. It’s real. Anna incudes photos from her real life – complete with real household clutter in the background and kids wearing outfits that they assembled themselves.  (Um, I may have anonymously submitted a photo or two to her series on Messy Houses.)

  4. There are ideas that fit your family.  She managed to find ideas that apply to all kids – not just girls or toddlers or ten year olds.

  5.  I guarantee you, there is at least one idea that you could read and implement instantly.  No planning, no shopping, no anything.  Just read and do.

  6. There is a happy mix of old and new ideas.  Some of what she has listed were ideas I’d heard before and forgotten.  Some were things I’d even tried before.  But there were also a bunch of new and awesome ideas I’d never thought of.  Having them all in one easy spot is fabulous.

  7. This book makes me want to play with my kids.  It makes it sound fun.

How Did 75 Ways to Have More Fun at Home enrich my life?

We’ve already implemented a few of her ideas.  Sunday was a “just say yes” day for us.

I can’t wait to try the toilet paper thing (#40).

My husband and I giggled as I re-enacted Anna’s infamous party trick.  A little bedroom bliss qualifies under the “more fun at home” heading, right?  (stop that.  it wasn’t like that at all.)

How to get 75 Ways to Have More Fun at Home

Clicking on the title will take you to Anna’s webpage (http://mylifeandkids.com).  You can purchase an ebook directly from her.  It’s $3.99.

Or, you can click my Amazon link.  I left a review of her book over there too!

Disclosure:

Anna and I completed Content Brew together, and I was thrilled to get to know her.  Before that class, I had a secret blog crush on her.  (guess the secret is out now – ooops.)

When she offered a free copy of her e-book in exchange for a review, I jumped at the chance.  You know how I am about playing with my kids.

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I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places. I have two elementary school boys, one nerdy husband, and two cats. I have a strange fascination for bad puns, the color pink, socks, and books. I worry about running out of toilet paper, wine, and chocolate.. I serve an amazing God. I live an ordinary life filled with wonder.
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Comments

  1. You made it sound like a must-read. I’m off to get it now!

  2. Wow! Wow! Wow! What an amazing review, Susan – thank you! I’m going to send my mom over, I guarantee she starts crying! 🙂

    Thank you!

    • Anna, you just like the part where I confessed to my secret blog crush. 🙂

      It’s a great book on a topic near and dear to my heart. I was happy to review it.

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