Staying connected with your child is always front of mind as a mom. Yet, making meaningful connections with our young kids isn’t always easy. Homework, housework, paying-the-bills, and work constantly compete with a kid for their parent’s attention. Unfortunately, being a physically present parent doesn’t guarantee a solid emotional connection between them and their child.
For a parent to develop and maintain a special bond with their youngster, it’s recommended to make spending quality, one-on-one time a priority.
One of the best ways to spend quality time with your child is with a fun “Mommy and Me” date! There are so many fun and affordable ideas that you’re sure to find something that you and your child will love doing together.
What is a Mommy and Me Date?
A mommy and me date is simply a special time that you’ve set aside to spend one-on-one time with your child. It should be just you and your child – leave the siblings with someone else, and enjoy giving your child your full attention.
It can be anything from going to the park to getting ice cream or playing at the arcade. As long as it’s something you do together and you both enjoy, it counts!
In this blog post, we’ll share seven of our favourite mommy and me date ideas. And don’t forget: at Lizzy Lee & Me in Victoria, BC, we offer a special spa package perfect for a sweet Mommy and Me date!
Get Active Together
One of the best ways to connect with your child is to get active and have some fun together. For instance, go for a walk on the beach, ride your bikes together, or hike through the woods together. Not only will you be getting some exercise, but you’ll also have the opportunity to chat and spend time together without distractions.
Mommy and Me Spa Day
At Lizzy Lee & Me, we know that children love getting pampered just as much as Moms! So, why not treat both you and your little one to a mommy and me spa day?
We offer special spa packages at our child-friendly salon designed for kids and their caregivers. It’s a delightful way to relax with your child and make precious memories. Plus, we will do all the prep work, and we’ll take care of the clean up too!
Cook a Meal Together
Another fun mommy and me date idea is to cook a meal together. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, you’ll have the opportunity to spend time together while teaching your child new skills.
Teaching them to prepare a meal will also boost their skills and fuel them with confidence. And the best part? You get to eat your delicious creation after!
Some easy meals to try with your child include:
- Grilled cheese sandwiches with carrot sticks
- Mac and cheese with frozen veggies
- Ramen noodles
- Kid-friendly charcuterie plates
Give Each Other a Makeover
Who doesn’t love being pampered with a makeover? Why not let your child join in on the fun and let them gift you a makeover? Some ideas could be playing dress-up and allowing your little one to apply mommy’s makeup.
For a total makeover experience, let them give you a fabulous new hair-do. Remember to be patient and be sure to have a good detangling spray and brush on hand.
Play with Sidewalk Chalk
Another mommy and me date idea is simply going outside with some chalk and getting creative! Draw your masterpieces on the sidewalk, driveway or patio. This mommy and me date idea can be done rain or shine, so you don’t have to worry about the weather.
Take your chalk art to the next level and create a special art piece for someone else. Surprise a neighbour or friend with a special message on their sidewalk or driveway.
Go Out for Ice Cream
What’s more classic than mommy and me ice cream dates? Head to your favourite ice cream shop, get a couple of cones and enjoy each other’s company. This is a great mommy and me date idea for any time of year.
Make a Self Care Craft
Finally, we love the idea of mommy and me self-care crafts. These are crafts you can do together to help promote relaxation and stress relief. Some ideas could be making your own bath salts or essential oil blend, creating a nature mandala, or making homemade jewellery. For easy inspiration, check out our selection of craft kits available at our Hillside Shopping Centre location.
Ready to Plan a Mommy and Me Date?
Mommy and me date ideas are such a great way to spend quality time with your child while making memories. Whether you’re looking to get active, relax with a spa day or cook a meal together, we have an idea that’s perfect for you. And don’t forget: at Lizzy Lee & Me in Victoria BC, we offer special packages for mommy and me dates! Contact us today to book your appointment.
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