As a working Mother of 3, I am always fighting a battle with time. There may be 24 hours in a day, but the hours that I have at home with my kids seems to fly by in seconds. I work all day while the kids are at school and when we get home there is always so much to do; cooking, cleaning, homework, after school events, etc. This leads to the feeling of Mommy guilt. I feel like I am so focused on practical side of running a household and trying to stay organized, that I miss out on the time that I should be bonding with my children.
Parenting is a journey where every day is different. Sometimes you create the perfect structure that allows for fun and play and other days that same routine becomes disheveled leading to stress and arguments. To successfully parent, you need to be fluid. You need to play around with patterns and adapt them to your children’s (and yours!) different moods, energy levels and situational constraints. Learning how to fit bonding time into regular routine activities, can lead to an unexpected source of fun, connection and excitement.
How I Bond With My Daughter
One of my favorite times with my daughter, is bath time. On nights when we aren’t rushing out the door, we have ‘Girl Time’. Its a time where we chit chat about our day, dreams and hopes, play dolls, and escape from the boys for a little while. Some times we go all out and use special bubble bath, bath bombs and fizzy powders or fruit creams and body butters to make our skin smell like we just spent the day at the spa. When our bath is over, we love to wrap ourselves in big, fluffy, organic towels and painting our toes or snuggling in bed before we put on pajamas.
Sadly, not all towels are created equal. Some towels are thin and sand paper like, others are fluffy and soft but don’t absorb any water. When I treat my DD4 to a special “Girls Time” I want her to be comfortable and pampered, so I look for a plush, soft, super absorbent towel to cover her in luxury. I’m looking for a Dream Design.
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To live better, to feel better, and to be better: this is their dream and to get you started they are offering 15% off all organic cotton towels, and an additional 20% rebate on navy and violet.
How do you sneak bonding time with your children into your hectic life?