9 Unexpected Ways To Bring Your Family Together

Georgia Stone
Dec 22, 2023 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Jun 28, 2022
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If there's anything the past few years have taught us, it's the importance of togetherness. This connection comes in many forms, whether that's spending time together baking a classic family recipe, virtually meeting for an online games night, or enjoying stress-free time online with loved ones thanks to a family cell plan.

Sharing experiences and resources with your family tightens bonds and gives you the opportunity to strengthen your relationships with each other.

Every shared experience is a building block that you can mold into the solid foundations of a strong family. So, what are some ways to be intentional about bringing your family together?

Put The Family On A Joint Cell Plan

With chaotic lives, packed schedules and seemingly endless admin, it can be difficult to find a way to connect your family and free up some time for quality family time. A joint cell plan is a great way to bring you all together, even when you're apart.

We know that families come in all shapes and sizes, and Mint Mobile's Modern Family Plan reflects that. Subscribers can start a plan on as few as two lines, and add up to a total of five. Every member on the subscription can choose their individual plan, depending on the amount of data and other features they need.

This is particularly useful if you've got kids of different ages.

If your teenager typically spends a lot more time chatting to friends and browsing the internet, Mint Mobile's flexibility allows you to give them a higher data allowance than their younger siblings, who might only really use their phone to watch the occasional funny cat video, or to text you to let you know they forgot their science fair project!

Mint Mobile offers affordable pricing, an easy switch from your current provider, and convenient three-monthly pricing that means your phone bill won't be nagging at you every month.

Starting from $15 a month, the Modern Family Plan is a seamless, affordable way to bring the whole family closer, leaving you with more time to spend together and less time trying to untangle the mess of multiple phone bills.

Near Or Far, Just Explore

Research shows that traveling has many benefits, so why not explore together? Going on an adventure to a new place, whether that's visiting a nearby national park, a road trip to a different state or flying across the country to the tropics of Hawaii or the icy snowscapes of Alaska, is a fun way to bring your family closer.

Leaving your normal life, even just for a weekend, is ideal for getting to know each other better and seeing things through your kids' eyes.

Add up to five lines to your Mint Mobile family plan.

Live In The Moment But Capture The Memories

Striking the perfect balance between enjoying moments as they come and capturing them to look back on later can be difficult, but it's doable.

On family vacations and days out you might whip your phone out to take a few photos, and looking through them together as a family when you get home or even years later is a great way to reminisce about the fun times you've had together.

With Mint Mobile's Modern Family Plan you don't need to worry about being charged if anyone goes over their data limit when they're uploading fun snaps to Instagram or travel videos to TikTok; each line added to the plan has its own data allowance, and as soon as the limit is reached, access to the internet is blocked.

Cook A Meal Together

There's not much in this world that unites people more than a love for food, so why not bring the whole family closer with a joint meal?

Not only will you be spending quality time together, but you can also use it as an opportunity to learn and teach some family history and cultural heritage by choosing an old recipe that's been passed down through the generations.

Work On A Daily Project

One of the greatest gifts you can give your child is your undivided attention, but with our busy schedules and hectic everyday life, it can feel impossible to spend enough quality time with each family member. Luckily, Rome wasn't built in a day, and the same goes for your daily project!

Taking even just 15 minutes out of your day after work or school to work on a project with your child or children is an easy way to show them how great you work when you're together.

This project could be anything from building a complex LEGO structure or doing a puzzle, to writing silly songs or making a funny family movie together on your phone.

Enjoy Family Subscriptions

Consuming content looks a little different nowadays, but a simple way to bring your family together is to give everyone access to the family plans now widely available for streaming services.

Watching TV doesn't have to be the enemy; if you're all on the same subscription plan you'll have access to everything your kids watch, and can either watch with them, or discuss their interests later during your dedicated family time.

Whether it's for popular TV, movie and music streaming services, or a cell plan like Mint Mobile, many families know that family plans are typically a much more affordable and convenient way to give each family member access to the content they need.

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Perform Random Acts Of Kindness

One fun way to bring your family together is to start random acts of kindness. These can be small moments of kindness in your everyday life for younger kids, or bigger, bolder acts as they get older.

Maybe it's giving a homemade gift, or writing heartfelt messages on sticky notes and leaving them around the house, or perhaps it's doing things outside the house like picking up trash or donating old toys and books to people in need.

If the whole family takes part in these acts, not only will you be teaching generosity and kindness between family members, but you'll be encouraging them to spread joy to the world without asking for or expecting anything in return.

Start Family Traditions

Family traditions are a way to make quality time a cornerstone of your family's life. Maybe your tradition is a weekly family game night, or daily family meetings at dinner time where you can talk about your days.

Setting up these traditions means that each family member comes to expect certain reliable moments of togetherness, even amidst the chaos of everyday life.

Keep In Contact With Loved Ones

As we've all learned over the past few years, staying connected with loved ones comes in many forms.

You could encourage writing skills and starting a letter correspondence between family members, whether that's with cousins who moved away, or grandparents who live out of state.

Alternatively, if every phone in your family is linked to the Mint Mobile Modern Family Plan you can make the most of T-Mobile's wide reach and easily stay in contact with each other, no matter where you are in the country.

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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