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Finding time for what matters should be simple, right? Well, when you’re juggling a lot on one plate and trying to balance a couple of things on another, you almost forget the golden rule of parenting. Folks, I know it’s not always easy to be present, but there are a handful of ways to do so without losing your mind.
In 2018, I promised myself never to let everyday life get in the way of parenting. After all, everything I do is for my kids, so why wouldn’t I want to spend more time with them?
Unfortunately, there were times when hanging with the kids would get stressful. Within seconds, I’d go from trying to be a fun mom to being a grumpy one. I had to learn how to embrace the mess (at least until the fun was over), instead of driving myself insane because there were LEGO pieces everywhere.
Be A Kid At Heart
Whenever I feel overwhelmed, I think back to the things that made me smile as a kid. At one point, it was playing games on my phone. The irony is, I use my smartphone to communicate daily with clients. It wasn’t until I rediscovered my love for LEGO products that I started to make use of the time I have with the kids.
Unplugging from my mobile phone and laptop during the day meant more time for my family. This also meant more time to complete tasks around the house.
When family and friends ask what my secret to keeping the kids so well-behaved, I let them know bribery and spending time together is a huge part of it.
So, here’s where I spill my Fun Mom ideas. Are you ready?
Let 2019 be the year you focus on stress-free, family fun ideas to do with the kids. Below are 20 ideas for you to try this year (or week!):
1.Plan a trip to their favorite store and let them play in the toy section.
Former B2B editor and marketing manager turned Family & Lifestyle blogger. Fatima is passionate about life and being social.
When she isn't running around with her husband, three kids, and two pups, Fatima helps other bloggers and local businesses with their online marketing strategy.
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