Busy all week and don’t have the time or the energy to figure out how to bond with your kids once the summer comes? Here are some fun ideas to make Mom-kid time extra special!
Mom's Day Out(side)
What do Memorial Day, Labor Day and July 4th all have in common? They each include fun, outdoor activities. Why not create your own outdoor tradition to be enjoyed each year? So start your family tradition by flying kites or having a tricycle race and relax knowing that even baby can enjoy the fun.
My Turn, My Turn!
Have your children suggest special Mom-kid activities to write on a piece of paper to fill an Activity Jar. Making cookies, reading a book, flying a kite, taking a walk in the woods, and putting a puzzle together are just some ideas. Let each child pull one slip of paper out of the jar; they'll be so excited to get their own special time with Mom.
Take a drive to Grandma's house. Drive time is a great time for spontaneous conversations with your kids. For older children, ask them to tell what moments with mommy they like best. Or ask them to share what they're going to do when they're
a mommy or daddy one day. You'll be delighted by their responses. Baby will love the soothing sound of your voice as you tell of your hopes and dreams and desire to keep her safe.
What better way to celebrate summer than making a gift to Mother Earth? Plan a family outing to the local nursery to pick out a small tree to be planted in your yard. Imagine the fun when those little hands get dirty while planting.
Have you thought of recording your family traditions in a Mother's Journal? Shop for a special one that speaks to your heart this week and write an entry. It's sure to be a treasured memento of your life and your family.