Girls, what other way to bond with your mom’s than doing fun stuff together? While going on trips is a great option, there are truckloads of ideas you can explore. Before we dive deeper into the list of things mom and girls should often do, let’s quickly touch on why you should plan a trip with your mom.
Why should mom and girls travel every year?
Growing up, common gifts one could get for their moms included breakfast in bed, massages, and maybe a week of doing the dishes. You may not know it then, but all of that was a means of getting closer to your mom.
You might have the money to buy meaningful gifts for your mom (now that you are grown). However, it still doesn’t beat spending time with her, which explains why virtually every parent feels elated whenever their kids are coming over to spend time with them.
As you may already know, one of the best ways for a mom and her girls to spell quality time together is whether taking long trips overseas or a weekend getaway. Planning and going for trips allows all the parties involved (both mom and girls) to come out of their comfort zones and have a heck of a good time.
But that is not all.
In addition to both mom and girls coming out of their comfort zone to catch fun and enjoy the thrills of traveling, doing stuff together strengthens the relationship with your mom. It also serves as an avenue to learn more about each other and hopefully cross some items off your bucket list.
Last but not least, mom and girls trips serve as an avenue to create beautiful memories, memories that you will cherish for years, and who knows, mom and girls trips can spark conversations that you wouldn’t have had if you weren’t together.
What should mom and girls do more often?
Considering how busy most families are, it’s almost impossible to make time for fun activities for mom and girls – on weekdays; they are shuttling between work and school.
Weekends are mostly meant for deep cleaning and other domestic chores. Maybe an occasional outing here and there, but it’s nothing serious, and they don’t get to spend enough time together. While keeping the family afloat is a huge responsibility on parents, especially moms, one must equally make ample time to bond with their kids.
Earlier, we mentioned mom and girls trips or getaways; while this is a wonderful idea to explore, there are others you can consider, and it doesn’t matter if your grill is four or a teeming teenager.
These ideas will do just fine. Let take a look.
1. Have you tried writing a journal together?
Yes, you read that right. Share a journal with your girls, and you will be astonished at the results you will get. It’s an open secret that no relationship is all rosy, and there’s bound to be friction at one point or another.
As such, whenever words aren’t enough to communicate how you feel, a mom and girls journal allows you to express your disappoints without heated arguments. You can also do the same for your dreams and aspirations. Pen down your excitements and all you have achieved as a family, and you will have a memorable keepsake.
2. How about a game of basketball with the girls?
Whoever said basketball is for the boys alone? You can make time to shoot hoops with your daughters too. It’s a great workout, and you get to have fun together. You don’t have to be a Steph Curry or have the skills of Michael Jordan to have fun. Remember, this is not a competition. The idea is to have a memorable mom and girls time out. But hey, looping more balls won’t hurt.
3. Mom and girls spa day
After bonding with the girls on the court, a spa day won’t be a bad idea to consider. You all deserve to be treated like royalty, and having a spa session together is the perfect solution. Having a soothing mask on and a refreshing glass of your favorite fruit juice while getting a pedicure and manicure will make a memorable day. You should try it.
4. Movie Marathon
This is as fun as it sounds. Mom and her girls can pick a movie series, say the classical Harry Potter or Star Wars and have a movie day over popcorn. Sometimes, you don’t have to leave your home to have fun with the girls. All you need to do is make your family room comfy – turn down the lights and light a scented candle to create a refreshing atmosphere.
5. Volunteer for a community project
Or course, no one is saying you should go out in the sun to do tedious work. The idea of volunteering for community service is to give back to society while spending time together as a family — Mom and girls.
Of course, there are many fun things moms and girls should often do to strengthen their bond. We have discussed going on trips, doing sports, and getting pampered at the spa. Other ideas include setting up a science project if you are science-oriented, baking cake together, going on a shopping spree, seeing a musical, and maybe taking a painting class.