1. Mirroring with your kids to build a strong connection with them will bring out the best in both of you. Your kids will be more cooperative and calm and you’ll be more patient and ready to enjoy the delicious things they say and do. Motherhood at its best! Find out more about mirroring by reading our Mirroring Monday posts.
2. Connected Play such as cuddling, reading together, tickling will give both you and your child a rush of endorphins that makes both of you feel great. You can learn more about connected play or baby play by reading this post or this one.
3. Set limits. Kids need them to feel safe and secure. Moms need them to keep a lid on the chaos. Check out this post about how to say no if you need help in this department.
4. Give them chores. You’ll be doing yourself and your children a favor. Chores make children feel competent and included. And even though it can take some extra time to show kids how to do things you can easily do yourself, it’s worth it in the end when you have expert helpers to lighten your load. Read all about it.
5. Take time for yourself. It’s hard to manage with all the responsibilities you have and the frantic pace of life but it’s essential to put your own oxygen mask on first. Don’t wait for Mother’s Day to carve out some time to do something that you enjoy or to take a breather. Try scheduling time on your calendar to make sure it doesn’t get left out. Here are some tips for taking time for yourself or getting away without kids.
Happy Mother’s Day!