Yesterday I shared that I believe it’s important to carve out time to spend alone with each of your kids. With three children, working and everything else on my plate, there are times I wish I had more time to spend one-on-one. I try to make it a priority and since it can’t happen everyday, I want to make sure the time we spend together is fun and engaging for both of us.
I hope once the weather warms up, I will have more opportunities to get outside with the kids, to do something fun in the sun. We still make the most of it during this time of year and now that Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, I think we can all increase the ways we show our kids we love them. Setting a date day is one perfect way to do just that.
Arts and Craft Time
My girls love to do anything with arts and crafts. It’s not my favorite thing, but spending time creating something together is a great way to spend time.
Mini Spa Day
If your daughters are like mine, they love feeling girly with makeup or nail polish. Set a date to get a manicure at home or away and you will both be entertained.
Go to the Library
I love taking my kids to the library and when I am able to bring only one along, it’s even better.
Plant a Garden
Go outside, get dirty, do some weeding or planting. It’s a great time to chat and learn something too.
Play a New Sport
My girls love to be active and trying something they’ve not done before is fun. I am hoping this summer we can get out and try many new things.
Read an Adventure Book
Adventure is not only a “boy thing” — read a story together that takes lots of twists and turns and is packed full of adventure.
Go to the animal shelter or food bank and spend a couple of hours helping out. It’s good for all parties involved.
Go to the Water Park
Who doesn’t love a good water slide? Take the afternoon and treat your daughter with some alone time in the sun.
Bake Something Together
Cupcakes, muffins or a new dinner recipe — making something together you’ve never had is fun, educational and gives lots of time for chatting.
Take a Class (Like Yoga)
There are many different classes you and your daughter can take together. I am debating the idea of a mom/daughter yoga class.