Fun Mom
Print E-mail
Fun Mom. My friend introduced me to that thought a few years ago. She was having a crazy, stressful time and said that she just needs a day to be Fun Mom - a day to take a break and have fun with the kids - to do something out of the ordinary. I liked that thought. How many times do we get caught up in the craziness of life?

We have to make sure our homeschooling gets done, the kids are behaving, and chores are completed. That often means we have to instruct, correct, and discipline for a good part of our day. We can begin to lose sight of what it looks like to have fun. What if we took a day just to be Fun Mom? What would that look like? Here are some ideas.

1. Pack a picnic lunch and head for the park. Sometimes it is as simple as that. Just head out for some fresh air, beautiful sunshine, and maybe take a hike or stroll. You can pack a simple lunch and play a game or two together.

2. Enjoy time at the beach or lake. There is just something about the majesty of the beach and the peacefulness of a lake. If it’s warm enough, take a swim and splash around with your kids. Afterward, you can build a sandcastle or just sit back and relax.

3. Go to the movies. Maybe there is a special movie that your kids have wanted to see or something that the whole family would enjoy. Take some time away to go to a matinee. The matinees are often less attended, so you might even have the theater all to yourself.

4. Get lost in the library. We tend to go to the library once a week, but sometimes it is just a quick “run in and grab some books” trip. Instead, schedule some time to really look around. Have each of your children pick out a handful of books. Maybe even sit and read a couple of books there before you leave. Check if there are any activities going on that day. Many libraries have fun events that you can just pop in to without making a reservation.

5. Drop in somewhere for an impromptu field trip and treat. Stop by a local dairy farm and enjoy some ice cream or visit an orchard or grove and pick some peaches, apples, or oranges. You could even have an impromptu visit to a zoo or museum.

We all need to take a day off of school, unwind, relax, and just be Fun Mom sometimes. No matter what you decide to do, your kids will be blessed just by spending time having fun with you.

Meet the Author

Heather Spencer - HomeWorks by Precept Consultant


Facebook Group

Connect with HomeWorks Consultants and other homeschool moms to discuss BJU Press Homeschool materials in our Facebook Group, BJU Press Homeschool Community!

Visit Group

Consultant Spotlight


Danielle Misciagna

My name is Danielle Misciagna, and I homeschool my three children: Christian, 15, Adriana, 13, and Stephen, 11. I started homeschooling when my oldest was in preschool. He’s now halfway through high school. It has been a journey that I mostly loved but was sometimes not always eager to take....
Continue Reading

Alice Bradley

Hi, my name is Alice Bradley. I grew up in southern New Jersey, the home of the absolute best hoagies, where we drank “wooder” instead of water, and in a home with my mother, who was a single parent, and four sisters. I went to public school until attending Bob Jones University, where I met my wonderful husband, Roger. We have been married 32 years and have 4 daughters and a son.....
Continue Reading

Mandi Fox

Mandi Fox lives in south-central Illinois, just southwest of the capital, Springfield. She graduated from Bob Jones University in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She works as an emergency room nurse one day a week and also picks up work at the local Express Cares. She also teaches a variety of certification classes needed for nurses and doctors...
Continue Reading

Kristi Lawerence

My name is Kristi Lawrence. My husband Dan and I have been married 15 years now. We live in Salem, Oregon. The Pacific Northwest is beautiful and my husband loves to be out in nature hunting, fishing, and anything else with our boys. I on the other hand am usually found home curled up next to the fireplace with a good book...
Continue Reading
tab 1
tab 2
tab 3
tab 4

Contact Us Today

HomeWorks By Precept exists to provide you with the best educational resources to help your child become a creative, adaptive thinker with a strong biblical worldview. Our relationship doesn’t end with the once-a-year curriculum purchase—HomeWorks By Precept is here to partner with you all year long.
Find A Local Consultant