Mommies will always put the kids first. That much is true and unstoppable. We take so much time planning and making their summer days fun that we forget we have to have fun ourselves!
So for all of us Mommies looking for a way to spend this summer fun and ‘mommy-and-kid-friendly’, here are some wonderful tips for fun and fabulous summer for mommies:
1. Enroll in a class that you and your kiddo can take together.
The popular ones are baking and arts and crafts. But I’m sure there are tons of other classes that you can do together, like swimming classes that require parent involvement. Talk about hitting two birds with one stone: you’re learning something new for yourself while bonding with your kid!
2. Be beach fabulous!
Summer is never complete without a trip or two to the beach. But summer for mommies at the beach usually is all about the kids. Make this year’s summer beach trip a bit more fabulous for you by dressing up! Scrap good ol’ hubby’s oversized shirts and regular Bermuda shorts. Go for something sexier – and it doesn’t even need to be a skimpy teeny weeny bikini! Get that multicolored maxi dress, or invest in a good cover up. Find something fabulous but mommy friendly; you’ll find the kids will love it and hubby will definitely love it more.
So you decided to step up on your summer with the kids. Instead of going to the beach, you have decided that they’re old enough to enjoy s’mores, bonfires, and sleeping on the ground. Camping is always a fun experience for kids and for most of us parents, it just never gets old. It somehow brings us back to our happy childhoods.
But taking the kids on a camping trip can be very stressful – without proper planning. So alongside the usual camping essentials, we’ve rounded up some of the things you shouldn’t leave home without on your summer camping bazaar with le kiddos. Take a look:
Children’s nutrition doesn’t have to be frustrating. Consider these strategies to avoid power struggles and help the picky eater in your family eat a balanced diet.
Has your preschooler refused to eat anything other than chicken nuggets for the past two days? Or would your toddler rather play than eat anything at all?
If children’s nutrition is a sore topic in your household, you’re not alone. Many parents worry about what their children eat — and don’t eat. However, most kids get plenty of variety and nutrition in their diets over the course of a week. Until your child’s food preferences mature, consider these tips for preventing mealtime battles.
In this day and age of technological advancement, it is no longer a Forbes-500 company privilege to have your own labels. Thanks to dime-a-dozen sticker papers, computer inks and ten million printing labels templates all over the web, you can now have your own family labels!
You can put them on just about everything (okay, except maybe the expensive china and the hardwood cabinets) but they can be perfect as your own personalized family gift tags, personal office and school stuff, etc.
To make the process more memorable, here are some ways on how to make it a family fun experience!
Bicycling is a great way to spend leisure time with your kids. In addition to helping every member of the family spend time outdoors enjoying a fresh air activity, bicycle riding also is an easy way to exercise, building muscle tone, strength and stamina. Riding a bicycle involves the whole body and helps to develop coordination. Bicycling with your kids is also a great way to improve everybody’s mood and gives children a nice feeling of independence and accomplishment once they know how to ride safely.
Know The Rules of the Road
Since NSW Road Rules consider a bicycle a vehicle, it is essential for every member of the family, adults and children alike, to understand how to obey the rules of the road when out bicycling. All bicycle riders are required, even children riding bicycles with training wheels, to wear a correctly fitting helmet. Children 12 years or younger riding on any footpath must be supervised by an accompanying adult rider. Ride in approved lanes marked by bicycle lane signage whenever possible. Learn the proper hand signals to use when changing directions and obey such basic road rules as stopping at stop signs and red traffic lights.