WRITTEN BY: RENZNEIL ROBLES
Calling all busy moms! We understand that life can become hectic to the point of sometimes needing to sacrifice the precious time meant for the family. Once the whirlwind of responsibilities takes over, creating new treasured moments within the household gets more challenging, particularly with your little ones.
But don’t fret! As the holiday season approaches, now is the perfect opportunity to compensate for those missed instances. To ensure that you cherish this chance to the fullest, we made a checklist of exciting mom-and-child bonding ideas you may want to try:
Have fun with home decoration
Decorating your home for special occasions like Christmas does not have to be a task limited to adults. Instead, consider allowing kids to join and assign them to help with more minor roles. This way, you accomplish more things together while also enjoying the process.
Moreover, letting the kids get involved in any house chores they see fit can positively impact their personality. By teaching them to play their part, you also instill the value of participation so they will grow up more responsible and develop a sense of initiative.
Share the joy of a holiday movie marathon
A binge session of our favorite show with the family always gives us nostalgia, no matter how often we have done it. But as entertaining as it is, you can still level up this moment with the spin of the holiday! Try watching only films about Christmas to experience a movie marathon like never before.
For grownups, this activity provides a refreshing escape from the everyday stress and pressure of living. Meanwhile, children will learn valuable lessons and gain another wonderful memory they will certainly remember in the years to come.
Go on a gift shopping adventure
Along with reconnecting with people dear to us, one of the highlights of the merry season is the warm tradition of giving gifts to our friends and family. Yet, we could only imagine it being extra special if we gave out presents handpicked by a child from their sincere thoughts and perspective.
For instance, the Gifts for Mommy and Me from our October 2023 Holideals is a heartfelt selection to celebrate the early holidays. For only PHP 2,180, it contains Nutrilite™ Daily Tablet, Nutrilite™ Kids Chewable Concentrated Fruits & Vegetables, and a free XS™ Plush Toy! We also offer other exclusive bundles and more rewards for everyone as they purchase.
Create heartwarming meals together
If your little ones love to eat the food you prepare at home, they will surely fancy being with you at least once to create more heartening dishes. Be it a treasured family recipe you wish to pass on or something you want to try, take advantage of this chance to gather in the kitchen with your kids.
While cooking, you can engage with them by sharing some skills you learned, talking about untold stories of the family, or looking back at the fond memories associated with the meals you are preparing. The more time you spend together, the deeper the relationship gets.
Don’t forget the bedtime stories
And to finally end your perfect day, choose an age-appropriate book that matches your child’s interest for an endearing bedtime storytelling! Classic as it sounds, nighttime tales never get old or fail to give our children the most comforting sleep and sweetest dreams possible.
In addition to increasing their love for literature, reading stories could strengthen the emotional connection between a mom and her child. Making it a routine also creates a sense of security while challenging imagination and critical thinking.
May this serve as your sign to welcome a pause in your busy life. Breathe, slow down, and with no guilt, savor this special time of the year the best way you can!