Play-Doh Family Fun

play doh fun

I am very passionate about spending time with my daughters. It is important to bond with my daughters in various ways. This bonding deepens our relationship and allows for open communication which, as I am learning, is vital for the success of a happy and close knit family.

Spending time with my daughters is high priority for me above everything else in my life. My work and personal fun times are scheduled around the time my daughters are home. Whenever they are home from their time with their father or from school, I put pause on everything else.


play doh see saw
We make time everyday (when they are home with me) to do something together, whether its playing UNO, chess, barbies, house, making bracelets, baking, exercising, tennis, rock climbing or something else fun.

There is nothing that compares to the time spent with our children. Both parents and children grow, enjoy and experience rewards from this special bonding.

One of my rewards is releasing my creative side that I would never do if I was alone…and it feels so refreshing to allow my mind to just explore this side of me and to be doing it along my daughter who is expanding her mind as well!


play doh kid wanting flower
This past Saturday, Lilly and I got out the Play-Doh and created a fun day in the park for a small Play-Doh family. We started with creating the usually butterflies, cupcakes, and animals, but we expanded our box and created characters to pretend play with. It was so much fun!

It was such a joy to see my daughter smile and laugh as we created and played. She wanted to share these pictures with all of you—so here they are! :)

Your Turn:
What do you like to do from family fun times? Please share your ideas below. I would love to know and I am sure some of my readers would as well!

For encouragement to make time for family time, read the transcript from this past week’s #InspireChat. 



Joanne Cipresssi, CHt, CNLP
Empowerment Coach and Speaker

Joanne is an empowerment, heart based coach and speaker that inspires you to open your heart, live in the moment, be true to yourself and to stand up for what you believe in. She works with individuals, couples and groups, as well as holds workshops and inspiring talks.


About Joanne Cipressi

Joanne Cipressi is an Intuitive Empowerment Coach that has been in helping people on their path of mental and emotion wellness after traumatic experiences such as abuse and tragedy, building healthy relationships, finding true love and even weight loss since 1994. She is a Certified Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified NLP Practitioner, Certified Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Psychologist, Time Line Therapist, a Reiki Master and Intuitive Energy Healer. Between her personal journey, her experience with helping others and her educational training, she has created a very unique approach to healing others through retraining the way they think, feel and move through life. To learn more, you can either call her at 267-266-6480 or email her at

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5 Responses to Play-Doh Family Fun

  1. Harleena Singh@Freelance Writer March 11, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    Very sweet indeed Joanne!

    I think the best thing you can ever give your children is your time- the much needed undivided attention they seek. We as parents, cannot compare materialistic things or gifts to the time we can give them.

    I loved what you and your kids created from Doh- it brought back my memories when I used to do that with my kids- years back. Of course, now they are grown up and big, but I know for sure that they loved it way back then. Just the fact that they created things with their own hands and imagination is what they truly love :)

    Thanks for sharing :)
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  2. Jon M March 11, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    Excellent point, Joanne. Spending time creating with your kids enables an essential connection time as well as a way to tap into your creativity more freely. A win-win! Thanks! Jon
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  3. Tracyann0312 March 12, 2012 at 7:55 am #

    I totally agree. Playing with your daughters is the best way to be open with them. When I was young I did not spend much time with my parents because they are working far from our home and the only person that are taking good care with us was my aunt. I was open to him since, and when I got pregnant and gave birth she is the first person I ask for advice. It is really hard for me to be far from my parent because I cannot open up with them.
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  4. MELISASource March 13, 2012 at 4:01 am #

    I love spending time with my children as much as possible. I try to make sure that I spend time with them all-together as well as giving them their individual time. Together, we may play family board games, do a family movie night, go to a park or museum. I also monitor local family-friendly events for us to attend. Since each of my children are in different age groups, I try to design their individual time around their age group, interests, etc.
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  5. Elysian Organics March 13, 2012 at 5:08 am #

    Joanne, I love the see-saw the most! So wonderful!

    My son loves to make fake food out of play-doh. He’s 5, so I guess it’s expected!

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