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Spending Time With Your Family Without Spending A Fortune We spend so much of our valuable time on work that we don't really take time off to be with our family. In many cases this leads to unhappy marriages and children. The children feel like mommy or daddy don't love them and the partner of the workaholic feel alone and unappreciated. It is very important to spend as much quality time that you can with your family. This goes for those who work outside their homes or our stay at home moms and dads. I know that at times it can be rough with all the work that has to be done to be able to have enough money to live and get our kids the things that we could not have when we where their age. I have said it once and I will keep saying it, Money is not everything! It is not worth losing your family. Honestly, I would rather be poor and happy then rich and miserable. Kids grow up pretty fast. When we know it, they will be already going to college and all those years that you could have spent with them are gone. Also, people that are involved in any relationship need the time to talk and enjoy each others company. Believe me, if the relationship is based on love and if you are the one that is the workaholic and are not spending time with your partner, he or she must not be happy with you. Spending quality time does not always mean spending a lot of money, if this is the case. Here are just a few suggestions that can help you spend quality time without leaving your pockets empty in return: Time With The Children (Whether you are involved in a relationship or a single parent. These are some fun activities that can be done with your children) Plan a meal together. Kids love to imitate their parents and many kids will actually love to help you cook up a meal. I guess the simple thought of helping mom or dad and making a mess at the same time is fun for them. Play some video games: This is great especially if it is a the Nintendo Wii. My daughter and I love playing Wii together. We share a lot of laughs and it is a great workout! Go outside in the yard and play some sports: Just like Wii, fun and a great workout! Watch some of their favorite movies or T.V. shows: Believe it or not, a lot of kids shows and movies are worth the watch. Redecorate their bedrooms: Create a cool bedroom theme together. Buy a brand new duvet set, change the color of the room together, etc. Time With Your Partner In Crime Watch a Movie Together: Pick up a couple of movies, lets be fair and each one pick a movie that both will enjoy. Candle Light Dinner: Nothing is more romantic then a nice candle light dinner with his or her favorite dish prepared with love. Buy a nice bottle of wine and some strawberries and whip cream for dessert. Massage: Nothing says loving like a nice body massage from the person you love. Many department stores sell pretty cheap body oils. Dance: Have fun and put some songs on and dance. Start with something fun then finish it off with a couple of love songs. This is just a few ways to spend time with your family without having to spend a lot of cash. Always remember to spend time talking and letting them know how much you love them. Talking is free and you will be getting a lot in return. Written by Linda Aviles. Courtesy of Articlesbase.com

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