4 Simple Ways to Connect With Your Kids Every Day - Mindful Moms Movement Podcast EP007

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4 Simple Ways to Connect With Your Kids Every Day - Mindful Moms Movement Podcast EP007

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Family life can feel overwhelming and busy and we can drift easily if we're not intentional about how we spend our time. In this episode, I share 4 simple ways we connect with our kids every day that helps us keep a strong bond with them.

      

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In This Episode Mary Discusses:

  • 4 simple ways to connect with your kids daily during:
  • 1:1 time
  • In the car
  • During a meal
  • During an evening routine

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Hi friends, I'm your host, Mary To-Saturnio. I am a mom to 2 little munchkins and creator of IZZAROO and Mindful Moms Movement. Join me in honest conversations about motherhood. Learn creative ways to strengthen your relationships with your kids and husband, optimize your health and home, and leave a legacy of fun and intention. I'm so excited to be spending this time with you today, let's get started!

Welcome back. I'm Mary To-Saturnio, your host and founder of Mindful Moms Movement. Before we start the show today, I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for spending this time with me today, I know there are a million other things you could be doing, but you are here and I am so grateful for you. Thank you for all the great ratings and reviews that have been coming in through apple podcast, stitcher, google play and spotify. I feel so honored and humbled by your kind words, truly. Every time you listen to an episode of this podcast, I want you walk away with tangible things you can apply right now. Today's episode is packed with great tips and lots of free resources that will help improve the connection with your kids immediately. 

On the show today I'll be sharing 4 simple ways we can connect with your kids Every.Single.Day. Between school and work and activities, family life can get really busy, really fast. Personally, I felt this way - even as a stay at home mom that was home with her kids all day - there would be days that flew by with errands and chores, cooking and cleaning, that I never stopped to truly connect with my kids in a meaningful way. 

I wasn't showing my kids how much I loved them every day and they were reacting by throwing tantrums and not listening well. I was allowing my overstressed emotions to control me. I became a nagging and overbearing parent I never imagined myself to be. I knew I had to fix something when I felt this strain in our relationship. I didn't want to live our days in fast forward, checking off to-do-list and not enjoying simple moments with my kids. If I wanted to build lasting memories with my kids through a life that is filled with moments. Moments that are fun and loving and joyful. The moments our kids will actually remember. Through a shift in mindset and a lot of intentionalities, my husband and I have been able to reconnect with our kids. I'm so happy to share that our bond is stronger than ever now.  Today I'm sharing 4 simple ways we connect with our kids daily to maintain that strong connection with them. These are simple and don't take much time, but over time, these moments will compound into a lifetime of memories. Let's get started.

  1. One-on-One time (we do this in the morning before officially starting our day)
    1. If you have more than 1 child, like we do, this is especially important.
    2. Everyday, I want you to carve out 5-15mins to spend with 1 child. 
    1. Let them pick anything they want to do. Encourage activities that your kids enjoy, but will also spark conversation. Play a game, draw pictures, read books, sit and talk, have a dance party, read some funny jokes, have a pillow fight, whatever their idea of quality time is - spend it in that way. If you've got a son that loves to build like us, spend your morning digging thru legos to build with him. If you've got a daughter who loves to play dress up, put on that pirate outfit and chase her around. Have fun with it - I promise you, these are the moments they will remember.
  2. CAR time
    1. Think about how much time you spend with your kids in the car (to/from school, errands, activities) Use this time wisely.
    2. Talk to your kids. stories of childhood - so they can relate
    3. Play a fun game-like finish the story
    1. Listen to podcasts with interesting topics and morals, discuss afterward (Podcasts for kids that adults will enjoy, too)
    2. Ask how their day went at school ( 35+ Creative Ways to ask Kids about their School Day)
  3. MEAL time
    1. Share Highs & Lows
  4. EVENING time
    1. Create an evening ritual together.
    2. Every night we sit in the same spot (reading corner)
    3. Pick books from the same box (that holds our library books)
    4. Say a prayer together
    5. Take turns saying what we are grateful for that day
    6. Big group huge
    7. I love you song
There you have it. 4 simple ways to connect with your kids every.single.day. 
  • Carving out one-on-one time together.
  • In the car.
  • Over a meal.
  • During an evening ritual.

I hope that inspires you to make the most of your time and build a life that is fun and meaningful to you. 

I hope you enjoyed this episode the Mindful Moms Movement Podcast. Did you know that we have an exclusive community with Moms from around the world to have conversations just like this. Conversations that are vulnerable and authentic about motherhood. It's total free and I want you to join, go to Facebook.com/groups/mindfulmomsmovement

If you are really ready to up-level and take real action on creating an abundant, joy-filled, and intentional life - I created a community just for us Mommas, that's right, I'm very active in there and I want you to come hang out with me. It's called Mindful Moms Movement Mastermind Community. In there, we have moms from all walks of life forming authentic relationships that support and inspire each other to be the best mom and wife we can be for our family. We meet face to face on virtual zoom calls, form authentic friendships with other moms, learn from and have access to experts to help us improve our health, parenting, marriage, finances and so much more. We have high levels of accountability to achieve our goals and my favorite part, we have a lot of fun together! We have challenges that remind us to have fun with our kids and husbands. Let's face it, Mom life can get really overwhelming and stressful and unless we're intentional about having fun, it just doesn't happen. For more details on how to join the community head to mindfulmomsmovement.com.

Thanks for tuning inYou can find all the show notes at izzaroo.com/podcast/007Let's be friends on Instagram and Facebook, you can find me @mindfulmomsmovement. If you haven't done so already, subscribe to the podcast to get notified every time a new episode is released. When you have a minute, leave a us a rating or review, and share the podcast with your friends on social media. it really helps us get found and be able to serve more people.  I appreciate you more than you know. Until the next episode keep creating a legacy of intention and fun.  See ya next time! 


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