Quality time with kids is everything. If you’re a mom, you know how much attention kids need. Bathroom time alone? Work from home meetings? Your kids will be knocking at the door for something. Usually snacks.
All joking aside, spending a lot of time actively engaged with your kids, whether it be having conversations, playtime, or bedtime stories is the best way to connect with them. In the long run, I’ve noticed my kids are better at regulating their feelings the more quality time we spend together. Aka less tantrums.
Being a mom is the most challenging job in the world and the most important. Without those moments of quality time with your kids and the rewarding feeling you get from it, life wouldn’t be the same. It’s the greatest joy of my life to spend time with my son and daughter and create traditions with them. Today, I’m sharing with you my Sunday morning traditions with my kids. It might give you ideas of fun things to do come Mother’s Day. (Speaking of which, check out this DIY to make a flower crown for mama and these gift ideas.)
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How My Sunday Traditions with My Kids Started
It started because I wanted to create more time to spend with my kids. I want them to have family traditions to look forward to on certain days of the week. It’s also a way to make sure they have lifelong memories they can look back on fondly when they’re older.
Our Sunday Morning Traditions
Here are in no particular order, my favorite activities that we do every single Sunday as a family.
Early Morning Snuggles
Weekend snuggles are the best. Away from the bustle of the week, we get to slow down and really enjoy our time together. Without worrying about lunches to pack and who’s missing a sock.
I cherish these moments as it allows me to really hear from my kids and listen. They can talk to me about anything and we always end up in fits of laughter. When’s the last time you had a great laugh with your kids?
Cooking and Eating Breakfast Together
My kids always insist on getting involved when I cook. They love to be a helping hand in the kitchen. I enjoy cooking and I love that they also enjoy it. Our typical Sunday breakfast consists of baked potatoes, scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage. Is your family more into a savory or sweet breakfast?
Dancing to Our Favorite Music
We love to dance. On Sunday morning we turn up our favorite playlist and dance while we cook as a family and get prepared to eat our breakfast. It boosts our day and gets us moving. My kids’ have great dance moves. They always crack me up.
It’s always been so important to me that we attend a church that my kids love so they can grow their faith with no pressure. To wake up every Sunday to my son asking, “Is it church day?” gives me so much joy. My daughter and son look forward to church so much that on days when we can’t attend they’re disappointed.
Why Quality Time with Kids Is Important
As a working mom, it’s easy to fall into guilt traps. Am I spending enough time with my kids? That’s a question we all ask ourselves at one point or another.
It turns out, that quality time matters, not quantity. A study discussed by the Washington Post came on my radar recently. Researchers found that there’s no ‘sweet spot’ when it comes to the amount of time we spend. Instead, quality time with kids is what matters more. Stress-free, care-free, engaged time with our kids is what helps their well-being the most.
Quality time is what helps build strong relationships and bonds with kids.
How Do You Spend Quality Time with Your Kids?
Our Sunday morning traditions give our family a lot of quality time together. By snuggling and talking, cooking good food, dancing, and going to church, we take care of our bodies and minds. And create great memories while doing it. I’m curious to know, what are your favorite things to do to spend quality time with kids (yours or nieces and nephews)?
Tell me all about it in the comments below!