Mother-Son Relationship: Weekend Getaways & Family Fun Friday Link Up

While making time to chat and pray daily together with your son is important, sometimes you need a little time together away from home too. Whether it be that you need time alone to talk at length about important matters or you just need some fun time together alone, a mother-son weekend getaway is great for both!

Taking time to have weekend getaways with your son will provide lots of fun times for you!

This summer I knew it was time for my son and I to have “the talk” and I wanted to be able to discuss it openly, without interruption and I wanted him to be able to sleep on it and have the opportunity to ask any questions that he might have the next day. So, I began planning our first mother-son weekend getaway.

We love to tent camp and have most of the items we need for a camping trip, so the only cost involved for this trip was the site fee and food. I located a camping site close to home since we were leaving after my daycare hours. After we picked up our grocery items we were off on our adventure. Our mother-son weekend getaway involved a lot of talking, fishing, pictures, campfires and smores, and he even learned how to make breakfast on our trip!

Taking time to have a mother-son weekend getaway doesn’t have to be expensive or entertainment centered. This time alone together is meant to grow your relationship, not break the bank or keep him entertained. Our trip cost just over $100, we camped for one night and had simple meals. There were less expensive campsites, but they were further away, so it would have cost more $ in gas to get there. So, before you look for a less expensive lodging option make sure you weigh in the cost of travel to each location.

I chose to go camping with my son because it is something that we both love and because we needed time alone without distraction for serious conversation. Camping may not be right for you and your son, what’s important is to ensure that you have time together without constant entertainment for either one of you (TV, cell phones, theme parks, gaming, etc.)

A mother-son relationship requires time, effort, communication and prayer. Any changes that you desire to make or see in your relationship with your son will not happen overnight. You will need to be both consistent and patient. It is our responsibility as parents to take the first step in direction our children down a new path, we have to show them the way.

Since our first mother-son weekend getaway my son keeps asking when we’re going again and he has all sorts of ideas for where he wants to go next time. It was definitely a hit to spend time alone with him and I’m thankful for it, this trip grew us closer and has brought many questions my way that he may never have asked had we not taken this trip.

If your desire is to understand your son, discover what he’s thinking and feeling, direct him toward God’s future for him and just become closer as mother and son, I highly encourage you to take time to have a mother-son weekend getaway!


Have you ever taken time to have an alone time away with your son?


Today is Family Fun Friday and I’m excited to share my 6 featured posts with you!

This week's Family Fun Friday features are all about motherhood!

You’ll never run out of great ideas for family fun at Family Fun Friday!

Every week we feature the best link-ups on the web with free printables, games, activities, money-saving and organizing ideas, recipes and more. If you are looking for the best tips, links, resources, freebies and more – you’ve come to the right place! Welcome to the Family Fun Friday community.

Family Fun Friday is all about connecting as a family. We feature great ideas for family fun, and things to help moms get things done so they have more time to spend doing what they love to do – be with family! If you like Family Fun Friday, help this blog party grow by giving it a +1 on Google+. Thanks so much!

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I love my co-hosts Danita, Selena, Misty, and Herchel! Your links get five times the exposure as they will show up on five blogs at the same time. Woo-Hoo! Each co-host is featuring her top picks from the party so you get an increased chance in being featured as well. Each featured post will be pinned by the hostesses so be sure to link up your best!

Meet our Family Fun Friday hostesses:

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Monica created Family Fun Friday and blogs at where she shares free preschool tools and printables, encouraging words for moms, and ideas for having fun together as a family. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google + / Bloglovin’/ Instagram. Monica will feature Family Fun Posts.
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Danita enjoys blogging about cooking and shares yummy recipes on her blog OTasteandSee. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google +. Danita will feature Delicious Recipes.
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Selena is a homeschooling graduate and a homeschooling mom to four super special kids. She blogs at Look! We’re Learning! about unit studies, foreign language, and homeschooling with ADHD. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram / Twitter.
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Misty is passionate about women’s ministry and encouraging the hearts of wives and moms. You can check out her inspired posts on Beautiful Ashes. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google +. Misty will feature posts to encourage women and family fun.
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Herchel enjoys blogging about parenting, organizing, crafting, and having good old-fashioned kid fun her blog Scrggbug Corner. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google +. Herchel will feature organizing and family fun.

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If you’re a mom keep reading because we have some wonderful fun ideas to inspire you with your little ones and family. My blogging friends are linking up craft ideas, fun in the kitchen, preschool & homeschool ideas, and ways to spend time as a family.

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And for the month of September – you can still take advantage of my limited time offer for FREE Preschool Circle Time Morning Board Printables. It’s a subscriber freebie and a wonderful tool for educational enrichment. And, if you have a little one who loves Sesame Street, make sure to visit my post with FREE Sesame Street Birthday Party Decorations, you’ll want to download your copy {no subscription required for the Sesame Street printables}.

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Special Thanks

Thanks to all my blogging friends for linking up last week at Family Fun Friday. I have a special YouTube Video for you at Thank You All My Blogging Friends! So many great ideas, crafts and things to do! If you link up, you permit me to use your pictures/ideas as part of future posts and/or social media. Now on to some fabulous posts for moms.

Featured Bloggers:

Math and Science Ideas for Homeschoolers

Math and science can be tough subjects to teach and to learn. Stop by and check out Selena’s math and science features at her blog Look We’re Learning! When you have a minute, show her a little bloggy love on Facebook.

Math and Science Ideas for Homeschoolers


Conquering Clutter

With a move on the horizon, I am definitely going to check out the decluttering features from Herchel at Sruggbugg Corner. Follow the link to Herchel’s blog and if ya’ll have a minute stop by Herchel’s Facebook Page and show her a little bloggy love. 🙂

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No Tricks, Just Treats

Danita is featuring some yummy treats on her blog O Taste and See here. Discover great recipes and follow Danita by liking her Facebook page here.

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Thanks again for all your wonderful ideas! I hope these Family Friendly and Fun ideas inspire you.

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About Misty Leask

Misty is a Daughter of THE King, Texas girl always, Navy brat at heart, loving Fisherman's wife, blessed mother of 2. She is passionate about being real throughout all of life's struggles, successes and dreams. Her heart is full of ideas and passions, but the hours in her day never multiply to get it all done. Misty loves writing and reading in her spare time. Music and photography are favorite past times of hers as well.


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