Mothers are one of the most significant people in our lives. Mother’s Day provides the perfect opportunity for spending quality time with children. Create lasting memories doing healthy activities together.
- Plan a walk together at the beach. Mother’s Day is early enough that you can beat the summer crowds. Going to the beach, doesn’t always have to mean spending hours in the water. Wear comfortable shoes and a hat, then walk along the boardwalk or sand, which gives you more time for quality conversation.
- Plant a garden before the summer heat kicks in. The size of the garden doesn’t matter, your child benefits from the time spend together and learning gardening skills. Go to the nursery together and pick out flowers and vegetables that you can nurture together. Use containers if you do not have a large area for planting flowers or vegetables in the ground. Click here to get more information about family gardening projects.
- Make something together in the kitchen. This is a bonding opportunity and demonstrates that taking time to prepare food is important. Sit down with your teenager and pick out a recipe, maybe even plan a whole menu, then divide up the steps. A younger child will need simpler tasks and more supervision, therefore one recipe might be best in order to feel successful with the activity. If you are planning brunch for the whole family, try making a Baked Vegetable Frittata and serving it with whole grain toast and fruit salad. If you and your child like baking together, try making Whole Wheat Muffins and serving then with warmed peanut butter, eggs and sliced fruit.