Last week, I visited Emily at Samford University. She is loving being a senior there and has big plans for this year. To make those plans, she and her room mates made a “Senior Bucket List” and pinned it to the fridge.
The list was fun to read and, at the same time, a kick in the gut. Time just skips away from us. I need to make moments happen with my girls, but it takes really careful planning because they are in college and living in different cities. I realized that I needed a bucket list to make sure I captured some moments with my kids. So I took a stab at this one and a Mother-Son Bucket List.
These days, the mother-daughter moments require a little more planning for every mom–we are so much busier. So, I am on it. Here is my mother-daughter bucket list. It’s a list with no age limit and no deadline. Personalize it to fit your own interests and your girls’ ages. Just remember: It’s not about how many items you cross off, but rather that you complete them together. So get to it!
Mother-Daughter Bucket List
Add to this list…Tell me what’s on your mother/daughter bucket list?
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|Posted On: October 23, 2013 Love This, Parenting||45 Comments|
As we get closer to Christmas week, the days seem to get busier…last-minute shopping, Christmas parties and pageants, and at-home activities such as baking cookies or decorating the tree. So, when your kids yell, “What’s for dinner?” You can tell them, “Easy Mini Cheeseburger Sliders!” And together, you can come up with some great combinations. For the traditionalists: tomatoes, relish, mustard, and mayo. For the daring: grilled onions, jalapenos, BBQ sauce. And always, chesse! Feta, provolone, cheddar…the list goes on forever more. And for dessert, Apple Crumble. Delish!
|Posted On: December 18, 2014 Sunday Suppers||Leave a comment|
Nothing says comfort food like a good, old-fashioned casserole. But with cheese – even better. So try my Aunt Pat’s Cheesy Ground Beef Casserole recipe. Then add a scoop of Banana Pudding for dessert…and smile. Thanks, Aunt Pat!
|Posted On: December 11, 2014 Sunday Suppers||Leave a comment|
If someone put a marshmallow in front of your child and told them to wait to eat it…for 5 minutes…for 10 minutes, could they do it? What if they were promised double the marshmallows if they waited successfully? Delayed gratification. Just the sound of those two words may make you want to run out and grab everything you possibly can now…before it’s to late!
Recently, Grow Up: Parenting Wars with John Stossel aired an episode on the FOX News Channel about the benefits of delayed gratification. A study shows that mastering the “art” (or discipline) of delayed gratification at a young age can provide a greater probability for success later in life – in relationships, finances, etc.
As a parent, I was excited to be a part of the segment. I think it is really important for moms to understand this concept. If you child can’t delay eating, they will fight weight gain. If they can’t delay video games, they will fail at homework. If they can’t delay gratification, they will struggle as an adult. I want to provide my kids with the best opportunities for future success that I can. Do you? If so, look to the marshmallow experiment…and watch this video.
|Posted On: December 05, 2014 Susan on TV||Leave a comment|