Spend Quality Time With The Kids

When parents get involved, kids do better all-around. I think we all know how important building parent-child involvement can be, but it can often be difficult to find ways to fit quality time with our children. There seems to be so much that can get in the way – work, chores, projects, and even down time. We want to HELP you find ways that will work for you to become the amazing, wonderful, involved parent that we know you want to be, and try to be. We have been compiling several ideas that take only minutes, but will build lasting memories for you and your child. Here are just a few:

1. Be A ‘Yes’ Mom

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Nicolette shares this amazingly simple, but profound idea of putting aside some time, each week, to be a “yes” mom. Check out her tips and see your relationship with your children blossom and grow!

2. “Hand”made Flowers

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Teaching our children about service is a valuable and important part of our job, as parents. Heather shares this beautiful idea that is not only FUN for the kids, but gives them the opportunity to brighten someone’s day at the same time.

3.  Give It Up For The Groundhog!

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With Groundhog’s Day occurring on a Saturday, this year, there is no better opportunity for some together-time by hosting (with your children) a super-fun “give it up for the groundhog” party!! Amy shares some games and recipes that are sure to be a HUGE hit with the kids (and your adult friends, too!)

4. Snow day Activities

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Whether the weather is cold or hot, you can enjoy fun activities with the kids. Stephanie shares some ways to bring the outdoors IN so the fun can continue even when the air is chilly!

5. Get Gorgeous! Homemade lip scrub

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My 12 year old daughter saw this homemade lip scrub post and immediately had to make some. Not only that, she wanted to make some with her entire youth group! Score! It seems to be even harder to find activities that my older children are interested in doing with their mom, but this was a huge hit! I know you’ll love Cristi’s amazing recipes, too!

6. 10 Minute Rolo Cookies

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Children big OR small love to get involved in the kitchen, especially where scrumptious cookies are concerned! Alysha shares a recipe that you can make together in only minutes, so there are NO excuses! We can all spare 10 minutes to make some wonderful memories with our children, right?

Being an involved parents doesn’t have to mean a major overhaul in our parenting. It can start with little changes, each day, that add up to HUGE benefits for our children, and for us. We hope these ideas help spark something inside, and that you will feel encouraged to do something to get more involved with your kids today! You’ll be so glad you did :)

Spend Quality Time With The Kids

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  1. January 30th, 2013 at 5:02 pm
    Stephanie says:
    Involvement means so much to my kids - thanks for the many reminders to be there for them!
  2. January 31st, 2013 at 7:49 pm
    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen says:
    Even at 1 1/2, my daughter loves to be involved in most of the things I'm doing. Whether that's helping put clean dishes away, hand me the laundry to get folded, or helping with cooking and baking. It will be super fun when she starts dictating what we do together!
  3. February 3rd, 2013 at 10:22 am
    Ashley g says:
    I love all these ideas!!! I need to make more time for my kiddos. Thanks for great posts.
  4. February 6th, 2013 at 9:03 am
    Pam@behealthybehappywellness says:
    Great ideas! I posted a few of my own last week: http://behealthybehappywellness.com/2013/02/four-free-or-low-cost-kid-dates/
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