Do you plan Mom and Me Time?
It’s not about your money. It’s about your time! No matter the age of your children, Plan Mom & Me Time
Mom, be purposeful to carve time out of your schedule and spend some one-on-one time with your children. I don’t care if you have 15 of them (God bless your heart if you do!) Extend bedtime, wake up earlier, use nap time for your benefit, turn off the tv, or get offline! Create a pick-a-kid-a-day program – just get creative and sacrifice your time to be with them.
However you can manage it do it! It is worth it.
Mom & Me Time
You do not have to spend a ton of money on your children. Mom & Me Time isn’t about how over-the-top it can get – it’s about TIME.
Frugal ideas: (all different ages)
Go out for dessert – split it to save money. (I just spent $7 on a dessert, decaf, & chocolate milk)
Go to the book store.
Play cards or a board game.
Go for a walk.
Cook a meal together.
Paint. (not a homeschool lesson)
Enjoy a bike ride.
Make a picnic and eat in the backyard.
Count stars late at night.
Serve at church together. (the boy and I have great times greeting)
Stop by Petco and see the animals.
Build a fort in their room. (and yes, get inside)
Tee it up at mini golf. (we always find discounts on Groupon)
Rent a special Redbox movie (only $1 throw in popcorn)
Get into a tv series together.
Go to the library.
Build something with Legos.
Bring someone flowers.
Go for a hike.
And my favorite advice from Holy Spirit-led Homeschooling during the 2:1 Conference, snuggle and read.
Recently, hubs and I divided and conquered. He took one boy for one-on-one time while I took the other. Unfortunately, my son was not on his best behavior all day. I did not cancel one-on-one time no matter how much my flesh felt he didn’t deserve it.
Instead I pushed through my legalism and we ended up having a great time, softened our hearts, and grew closer. You do not have to feel like doing it, but I promise you it’s worth it!
What are your favorite “mom and me time” things to do?