I can’t tell you how many times I have cried myself to sleep thinking about how I can be a better mom. That I could have done better. That I could have tried harder today. Not yelled or put my kids in time out so many times.
Did they have fun enough today? Am I teaching them enough? What can I do better?
All the questions we ask ourselves constantly and daily. Well, I am not going to sugar coat it but yes we can do better. Everyone, in my opinion, can always do better.
How to Be a Better Mom and Be Present More
Hear me out before you just click out of my post. I believe that every mom deserves a medal. Single moms, married moms, working moms. ALL MOMS!
But I also believe we can do better. So I came up with this list to give our children more attention and love in around 5 seconds. Just to help moms out more. We all have to stick together and I know everyone is low on time sometimes.
As a mom that works from home, I am constantly diving my attention between work, kids, and the house. I am going to promise to do one of these every single day for the next 25 days!
Do you want to join me? I challenge you to do it! How hard can it be?!
25 5 Second Things You Can Do with Your Kids
1) jump on the bed together
2) scratch their back
3) tell them a joke
4) doodle in a journal
5) have a staring contest
6) have a foot race outside
7) Have silly face contest
8) bake something
9) have a pillow fight
10) turn a song on and dance
11) ask them what they re thankful for
12) give them a big hug
13) start a staring contest
14) come up with a secret handshake
15) make chocolate milk
16) write each other a letter
17) read them their favorite book
18) call grandma
19) look at the stars
20) go for a walk
21) tell them a story from you were little
22) have a puppet show
23) teach them how to wink
24) ask them what they want to talk about
25) say I love you
Below is a printer-friendly form to download and print. It will have spaces to write in if you want and you can check them off as you go. No need to do them in order unless you want to.
If you decided to do the challenge to be a better mom tag me on Instagram so I can cheer you on! Follow me as well to see my journey!
I thought I would share this graphic about 55 positive things you can say to your kids from Beenke. They have a killer mom community and the list is super good.
As parents, the way we speak to our children is incredibly important. Words can build kids up, and they can just as easily tear them down. Which is why finding positive things to say to your child matters!
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