Post Comment Love 31st May - 2nd June

Welcome to another Post Comment Love, a linky hosted by myself and Stephanie where we welcome all bloggers, all topics, to share with others right here. We look forward to reading the different types of posts every week - what have you got in store for us?

I've had the boys at home this week, which means everything is crazy. The house looks like a toy tornado has rushed through and left chaos in its wake. My routine is messed up, the boys haven't got up before 7am all week and I'm looking forward to getting back to our normal routine.

Not that it hasn't been good having them at home. We planned a few outings into the week around Hubby's work and we managed to go out for a meal or two too. Once the boys are back at school that's it for about 7 weeks. Then it will be summer and I have no idea what we'll do then - but at least I have 7 weeks to think about it!

Just a quick update from me this week as I've got a mountain of washing to do before Monday and LP wants snacks every 5 minutes!

What have you been up to this week?




Blogger Showcase Benjamin from Grow With Less and French Together




Who are you?


I'm Benjamin, a 26-year-old Frenchman living in London. My hobbies include drinking oolong and white tea and reading fantasy books such as Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. I also enjoy walking around new cities and spent 7 months teaching French in South Korea. I'm also the founder of a little marketing blog called Grow With Less and of a not so little language-learning blog called French Together.



How did you discover blogging?


I have always wanted to have a website and having an audience has always been a dream of mine. I started with a terrible website full of horrible Flash games back when I was 14 and then tried to launch lots of different websites. My first blog was Parlons Allemand, a now long gone blog helping French speakers learn German. Not an easy task! 



Why did you start blogging?


I created my first blog because I wanted to motivate myself to learn German by sharing my journey with others. The goal was also to get a following but I wasn't really considering myself a blogger at the time. I then decided to try to make blogging my career and started French Together, a blog helping English speakers learn French. This was far more successful and it ended up becoming my full-time job.



What do you find most challenging?


The lack of feedback makes blogging frustrating at times. It's tough to publish a post I spent hours writing and not know what people think. Do they love it? Is it actually helpful? That's why I find working with other bloggers so important. The road to blogging success can be lonely, sharing the journey with other people helps me stay motivated.



What is your favourite topic to write about?


I love sharing new ideas and mindsets. Articles in which I share my unique perspective on things are often my favourites because they allow me to fully express myself and make a difference. This includes busting myths or showing people that they don't need to pretend to be someone they are not to succeed. 



Are you blogging for fun or do you have goals?


I'm a full-time blogger and blogging is my only source of income so my goal is obviously to earn money but I couldn't imagine doing it if I wasn't interested in the topics I write about. In fact, I regularly publish articles on topics I really want to write about knowing full well that they won't get lots of visitors. I would say my main goal is to share actionable tips and solve my readers' problems. 



What's your favourite thing about blogging?


There is nothing I find more rewarding than getting a message from someone telling me I helped them. Earlier, I wrote that blogging can be lonely, especially at the beginning, but knowing what I write makes a difference makes it worth it. I also love sharing my ideas and genuinely enjoy writing. 



Have you ever attended a blogging conference and if so, what did you think?


I never attended a blogging conference per se but I did meet other bloggers at language-learning conferences such as the Polyglot Conference. Meeting other bloggers was great because I could see they truly care about their job and the content they create. For most bloggers, blogging isn't just a way to make money or become famous, it's a way of sharing their thoughts on topics they genuinely care about. It's also an awesome opportunity to discuss topics my friends don't necessarily care about or understand such as SEO, marketing and copywriting.



What are your three best posts:


Funnily enough, my best posts are not necessarily the most popular ones. They are often more mindset-oriented. 







Describe yourself in 3 words:


Curious tea-drinking dreamer. 



Are you a tea and biscuit or coffee and cake person?


Tea is my everyday drink, it keeps me focused and makes everything better but I also enjoy drinking the occasional latte. And cakes...Well, I love them but I try to only eat cakes during the weekend when I go to a coffee shop so I don't get addicted :).



What's your idea of the perfect night out?


In a quiet restaurant talking about random topics with my wife or some friends or walking around an unknown city at night :). 



And the perfect night in?


Drinking tea and watching a movie or TV series with my wife. Reading a book I can't put down or hosting a dinner party for some friends. 



What would your best friend/OH/mum or kids say is your best quality?


My listening skills. I have been told I'm great at offering constructive feedback and making people feel better.



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London With The Little Ones: 10 Fantastic Activities For All The Family

Quick question: what’s the best city in the world? In the words of Joey Tribbiani... it’s London baby! 

Every parent can appreciate the rewards of spending more time with their loved ones. Even days spent in the garden can be truly special, but there’s nothing quite like a day or two in the capital. Here are some of the best things to do during your stay. 





1| Tour A Sports Stadium 


London is a city packed with globally recognised sports venues. The list includes Wembley, Wimbledon, Lords, and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The youngsters might not be ready for the roar of a matchday, but they can enjoy a tour of the backstage areas. 



2| Create M&Ms 


A trip to Leicester Sq is likely to be on the agenda of any London day trip. M&M World is a great place to visit at any age, but the kids will be particularly excited by the chocolate. Why not create your own to commemorate the day in style? 



3| Tour Westminster 


Whether it’s riding an iconic red bus or crossing Waterloo Bridge on foot, the Westminster area is home to all the attractions your kids have read about. Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and the London Eye are just some of them. Buckingham Palace is close by too. 



4| Catch A Show 


London’s West End is a place of magic, and there are many family-friendly shows on offer. Whether it’s a matinee or evening performance, seeing one of the latest London shows will provide a memory that’s cherished forever. 





5| Picnic In The Park 


If you want to venture to the outskirts, Richmond Park is blessed with deer and other animals. Alternatively, Kew Gardens is an attraction that everyone should visit once. However, Hyde Park and Finsbury Park can be just as enjoyable. It’s the perfect way to take a break. 



6| Climb The O2 Arena 


A fun and achievable physical challenge followed by an incredible view from atop one of London’s most iconic venues, the O2 Climb has it all. The activity is open to everybody aged 8 and over while teens are sure to love it too. 



7| Get Some Education 


London is home to many art galleries, museums, and exhibitions. Some charge a small fee while others are free, but all of them are worthwhile. The right venues are particularly good if your son or daughter loves art, dinosaurs, or astrology. 



8| Attractions For Kids & Big Kids Alike 


The list of attractions aimed at kids but loved by adults is endless. The London Zoo, Aquarium, Warner Bros. Tour, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, Madame Tussauds, and Shrek’s Adventure are just some of the options. Book in advance for cheaper tickets. 





9| Take A Boat Ride 


A relaxed boat ride is a great way to see the city from another perspective while many double up as restaurants. A Thames cruise is the most likely option, and they can be found at various points along the river. It’s fun for all the family. 



10| Be Entertained 


The street entertainers on the Southbank and at Covent Garden provide entertainment for all the family. There will also be some great photo opportunities. With plenty of shops nearby, you’ll be able to find the I Love LDN t-shirts that the kids will want to wear too. 

What it's like being a mum with boys

Whether you've just given birth to your first son or you have a toddler running around your house without that nappy on I can imagine you wondering what it's like being a mum with boys. Being a mum of two boys, aged 10 and 14, you could say I have a little experience in this area. There are ups and downs, highs and lows, so here's what it's like being a mum with boys.



Be prepared for being a mum with boys


  • Mess. All the toys. All the blankets. Every single thing they own. It will all get pulled out of boxes and poured onto the floor wherever they go. I've had a lounge carpet filled with Lego, building blocks, clothes, and more. My eldest used to line up his dinosaurs in one long line, the same with toy cars, and my youngest? He liked piles. Piles and piles of toys so that he could rummage through it all or spread the pile as wide and as far as it would go so he could see everything. But it's not just the toys. Even at 10 years old, and having been told about a billion(!) times LP still leaves clothes on the floor wherever he goes, and BP, at 14, leaves crumbs wherever he goes. As a mum with boys you need to be prepared for the mess!

What It's Like Being A Mum With Boys | The mess - you have to be able to deal with mess!
Dinosaurs - check. Animals - check. Blanket - check.


  • Toilet issues. When you're potty training you're prepared for pee on the floor. You expect there'll be accidents and for the most part it doesn't bother you. What you're not prepared for (or I wasn't anyway) is pee on the floor forever more. You have no idea how many times I go into the bathroom and get a wet sock because there's pee on the floor. And not just that, but pee on the seat too. It is one of those things that will always be there, whether they're 5 or 25. I repeatedly tell my boys to put the seat up and to pee into the bowl, but of course being a mum with boys my words go unheard. Or at least that's how it feels. No matter how many times I say it, I still leave the bathroom with a wet sock! I love Rita Templeton's post on this over on Scary Mommy - 10 things you'll learn when you're a mom to boys.






To wake up to the sound of my son saying 'mama, mama!' It's the best sound ever.

Miranda Kerr





  • All the laundry. My washing machine is always running. I've often wondered if I'm just washing clean clothes because as soon as I have washed and ironed something it ends up back in the laundry basket. Most of the time I think they just put the clothes into the basket without wearing them. My boys' bedroom floors are filled with clothes most days. When they're deciding what to wear and pull clothes from their wardrobe, if they decide to not wear something it ends up on the floor. When they get undressed at the end of the day the clothes get thrown onto the floor. My youngest throws clothes on the floor wherever he goes. I've found pants pushed down the side of his bed, socks behind his bedroom door, and clothes stuffed into a basket filled with dress-up clothes. It's a never-ending battle.

What It's Like Being A Mum With Boys | Bedrooms - filled with clothes, everywhere!
A sight that greeted me in my youngest's bedroom recently.


  • Safety. It's a constant concern. When my eldest was a toddler we had numerous visits to hospital with bumped heads. I lost count of the number of times I was called to school because he'd had a fall. One time they even had to take us to hospital because I was so worried and shocked that I couldn't drive. He was fine - but the shock really bothered me. And the funny thing is my eldest is the careful one! When my youngest was born I was prepared for more - but I had no idea the kind of things he would want to do. LP loves playing football, he enjoys climbing, and being outdoors. He's such an outdoorsy boy and I am constantly on edge. He hasn't had as many accidents as BP - so far - but he is definitely more of a dare-devil. I'm not sure how long my nerves will hold out!


  • Food. You need to have a stocked cupboard ALL THE TIME when you're a mum with boys. They eat constantly. When they come in from school they want a snack. After dinner they want something sweet. Mid-morning means mid-morning snack. If they've been outside playing they'll come in and ask for something to eat. And not just that - but as they grow they'll want to eat more! BP, now much taller than me, eats much more than me too. He likes a lot of food and I've found myself giving him more than me when I'm dishing up dinner. He has bigger meals when we go to fast-food places and at restaurants he no longer eats from the kids' menu. I am definitely starting to spend more on the weekly shopping, and my youngest is still only 10 years old - I daren't think about when he's older.


  • Smell. This doesn't usually start until they hit the tween years - but it soon escalates. I hate to say it, but entering my teen's bedroom is not an experience I enjoy. In fact I often hold my breath hoping to not have to breathe! My youngest has just started to be a bit smelly after playing football or being outside for a while. And his bedroom is heading the same way as his brother's. Unfortunately there's not a lot I can do about the smell - it's just them growing up - so I open the windows when I can and fill the room with air fresheners.

What It's Like Being A Mum With Boys | Better to smell flowers than your son's bedroom!
Fill the room with the scent of flowers!


  • Showering. This goes hand in hand with the smell. Reminding my boys to shower is becoming quite a pain. I never realised how much of an issue it would be when I became a mum. But believe me, when you're a mum with boys you will constantly have to remind your boys to have a shower. My eldest is the worst - it's like I've told him there's no internet for the rest of the month. He stomps about, grunts, and hopes I don't tell him to wash his hair - which I do more often than he'd like. LP isn't too bad, he asks to be reminded to have a shower when he's been at his football club and more often than not will just have a shower in a morning. I'm hoping this continues, because with everything else entailed in being a mum with boys making the shower reminders a little easier would be a welcome relief.




Being a mum with boys isn't all bad!


  • All the love. If there's one thing that being a mum with boys has taught me, it's to get used to being cuddled, hugged, sat on, and loved. Because boys love their mums. They love others too, but mum is their world. Even at 10 when LP hurts himself he wants a hug from me, and when BP is feeling down I know that I can hug him and make him feel a little better. 


  • Gaming. Now I know this only works if you're a gamer yourself, but why wouldn't you be? Anyway, boys love games, and I don't just mean console games. We play board games all the time, most weekends we'll play a board game of some sort. Of course the console games are useful too - because it means you can get stuff done while they play! 

What It's Like Being A Mum With Boys | Gaming can be a useful thing!
Gaming - I never thought I'd use it as a distraction tool!


  • Toys. Yes, I mentioned toys above but there are loads of interesting toys you get to play with when you're a mum with boys. From Lego and toy cars, to big Batman caves and figures, there are tons of toys you can enjoy playing with, with them. You get to see them creating things out of Lego, you get to watch them be creative in their play, and you get to help them learn all the car types when playing with their toy cars.


  • Protection. Whether you've fallen in the house or you're older and need some help opening a bottle, your boys will help you. They'll protect you from falling by holding you up, and they'll look after you. At 10 and 15 my boys are already taking care of me in ways I hadn't anticipated. Like BP, who is much taller than me, can grab things from the top shelf in the supermarket that I just wouldn't be able to reach. Or LP who, when I'm cooking in the kitchen, comes to ask if he can help in any way. I know I'll be safe with my boys around.






To be a mother of a son is one of the most important things you can do to change the world. Raise them to respect women, raise them to stand up for others, raise them to be kind.

Shannon L Alder





  • Science. Okay so this might go for girls too but being a mum with just boys I don't have any experience with girls. But my boys are scientists in the making. They love talking about science and discussing the different aspects. I'm not a scientist but have always found space really interesting, so we talk about it a lot. The Hubby is an intelligent man and read all sorts of stuff, and always knows interesting facts about science so he's always their go-to man when they want to talk. I love that we can talk about something they enjoy.


  • Long conversations. As the boys get older we're having longer conversations about more in-depth topics. Like science, they love discussing things and giving us their opinions about things. LP has been doing science experiments in school and loves talking about what he learned. And when BP gets talking about something he likes - like programming - you can't shut him up! I love that we can talk to our boys about all sorts of topics and they listen (when they're not being typical teens/tweens). We have long conversations during our many walks and cover a range of topics. 

What It's Like Being A Mum With Boys | Chatting with your children is amazing.


  • Bond with dad. I always had a strained relationship with my birth mother, and so when it came to my children I made an effort to understand what they're going through. I don't want our relationship to be strained. But at the same time I don't want their relationship with their dad to be this way either. I needn't have worried because the bond between father and son is amazing. For my boys there are particular things that show it. For LP it's bike riding, he loves to go on long bike rides with his dad. Not to mention that he'll climb on his dad's knee in a morning and just cuddle for a while. And at 10 years old I think it's pretty impressive that he'll still do this. BP likes programming, like I said above, and his dad is programmer. They can spend hours discussing BP's latest project or going through some troubles he's having. It's great to see them chatting and bonding.

What It's Like Being A Mum With Boys | Bonding, chatting, and science vs pee on the bathroom floor - which wins out?



I'm sure that some of these things are the same for mums with girls, but as a mum with boys I don't have any experience in that department. As another mum with boys I do love Geraldine's take on it, and in this post she explains Why I love being a mum of boys. Being a mum with boys is both good and bad but the good far outweighs the bad, even if it doesn't look like it on paper! 

Being a mum with boys is amazing in so many ways, and I wouldn't have it any other way.



How many things in the list have you experienced?




Get your boys to be creative, or just enjoy some puzzles, in the Fun with AniPals activity book!

Post Comment Love 24th - 27th May

Can you believe it's Friday already? And of course that can mean only one thing, it's time for Post Comment Love. Our little linky hosted by myself and Stephanie where we welcome all bloggers, all topics, to share with others opens every Friday and is open throughout the weekend. What will you have in store for us this week?

Well I've been preparing for half term this week. Making plans with the Hubby, working out if he'll take any days off work, and planning activities for us all to do. I enjoy getting the plans in the calendar, it means I know what I'll be doing ahead of time and that helps with other planning too, like the chores and any necessary outings.

Having the kids at home for a week is nice, although it seems like only a week ago they were off for Easter. Again though, LP is planning his activity days which keeps him busy for two days and then we have things planned for the other days. Hopefully it'll be a filled holiday - but not too much.

And then it'll be the long stretch to summer. The kids will be at school for 7 weeks before their next break, which is usually hard on them. They'll definitely be ready for the break when it comes. And I'm sure BP will be done with school and want a good long break because he has his Mock GCSE exams coming up. After half term they start and continue for 3 weeks. We've been reminding him to revise and I think it's a good way to introduce them to the exam situations but it's also quite stressful for them. I hope he copes with it okay.

Do you have anything fun planned for half term?




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Self Love Made Simple: Start Treating Yourself Today

We all lead increasingly hectic, constantly connected lives which can leave being kind to ourselves at the bottom of a very long list. Taking time out to manage our own physical and mental wellbeing can seem like a luxury, when actually it's fundamental to our ability to care for others. When we choose to be kind to ourselves, life becomes lighter and we often see an improvement in our focus and relationships having recharged our batteries. As a popular modern saying runs, you wouldn't let your phone run out of battery, so why do you let the same happen to yourself? Making a positive change can feel like yet another effort that you don't really have time for. But by changing one simple thing each week, you can begin a journey of self-care that will serve you extremely well. 





Feed Your Soul


We never neglect to nourish our bodies, but nourishing our souls - through art, culture, great conversations, music and literature - is something we can easily forget to do. Spending just 15 minutes in the morning absorbed in something beautiful that uplifts you can feel hugely restorative when you're feeling burnt out and jaded. It could be listening to some classical music, reading a chapter of a self-help book or taking the time to call an old friend - just a few minutes will full up your cup with positivity. 



Smarten Up


Taking care over your appearance is often perceived as shallow, when actually it's a vital form of self-respect. That doesn't mean dressing to the nines in the latest couture. It means looking your best to feel your best - in comfort and style. Booking in for that manicure, looking into meeting with a cosmetic dentist, or even clearing out your underwear drawer and replacing all those sad, greying bras and pant with well fitting nice sets in a beautiful bright colour can give you a boost. 



Choose Your Friends Wisely


We all know people who make us feel a certain way. Instead of lifting us up, we emerge from encounters with these so-called friends feeling drained, self-conscious and resentful. Cutting out toxic relationships is not an easy process, but it is one which can make a fundamental difference to your life. Without those negative influences in your day-to-day world, how much energy would you claim back to put towards positive actions? 



Be Present


A huge reason why anxiety and stress are becoming so prevalent in our society is that we're mentally pulled in so many different directions at once. Learning to be more present can have a transformative effect on our interpersonal relationships - helping us become a better parent and friend - and our mental load. Try downloading a mindfulness app and using it each evening before bed to help you recognise your own needs and tune in to what your body is telling you. Many people also find that practicing yoga or simply setting aside time for a candlelit soak in the tub without any distractions, digital or otherwise, can give them the headspace they need to exist not in the future or the past, but simply in the here and now.

Why spending quality time with your kids is good for you

Working at home, or being a stay-at-home mum, can mean when it comes to spending quality time with your kids you tend to think you do it all the time. But do you spend quality time with them or are you just around them all day? The quality time is important, spending time with them, talking, playing, it's all about engaging with them - getting involved.

My Hubby has worked at home for 10 years, it's been a good routine for us. He's here when the boys get home after school, he's around for the school holidays, and he can take a day off if he feels like it. Of course with that kind of routine it's easy to get complacent about spending time with the kids. We end up feeling like we're always together so spending a day playing games or watching our favourite shows isn't a bad use of our weekends. But I think when you're at home all the time it's probably more important to make an effort to spend quality time together.



The importance of spending quality time with your kids


Builds kids' self-esteem. Spending quality time with your kids helps them feel valued by you, and as a result they feel more positive about themselves. We love board games, we have a huge collection and come the weekend we'll play at least one of them. Since LP was about 6 years old we've involved him in the game playing, even if it was a game he couldn't play himself - then we'd just have him on our "team". Now that he's 10 he often beats me at Scrabble, he has unparalleled luck when it comes to Yahtzee (getting 4 "yahtzees" in one game!), and don't even get me started on Monopoly! The result is that LP loves playing board games and will request his favourites.


Why Spending Quality Time With Your Kids Is Good For You | Board games are a great way to spend time together, try Ingenious!
This is Ingenious - a fun and simple board game.


Strengthens family bonds. This speaks for itself really, the more quality time you spend with your kids the stronger the bond between you. Like I said, we like to spend time playing board games, but that's not all we do. We like to go for walks too, or even watch movies together. We do spend a lot of time talking to, or just being with our kids. At 10 years old LP still climbs onto the Hubby's knee in a morning. He'll happily sit there for 30 minutes hugging his dad and talking to him about his puzzles (on the iPad) or discuss whatever he's seen on the news. LP is still happy to be close to his dad, and I love that.





No amount of money or success can take the place of time spent with your family.

Unknown





Encourages communication. Walks are great for this. By taking your family for a walk (somewhere quiet preferably) you get to talk about all kinds of topics. We love our walks and luckily live near lots of canals so we have miles of paths we can walk along when we fancy it. During our walks we cover all kinds of topics including science, politics, economics, and many more. When we hit on a topic BP enjoys you can't shut him up, and it often leads to him sharing things about his school life - which is epic considering he's a teenager. Getting your kids to communicate can be quite a struggle when they're older so anything you can do to encourage that is a good thing.


Why Spending Quality Time With Your Kids Is Good For You | Walking is a good way to get your kids talking.
We love walking and talking.


Helps kids be a good friend. By spending quality time with your kids you're teaching them how to behave, how to be friendly, how to be polite. Talking to them, communicating, playing games, whatever it is you decide to do, helps them learn and as a result have better friendships. 



Why it's good for you


  • Deepens empathy for your child. Spending quality time with your kids helps you learn about their lives. Perhaps they're going through something you once did and you can remember how you tackled it. Maybe they're having trouble with a friend or want to help someone. By spending time with them you are able to understand what they're going through - strengthening your bond.


  • You see how much they love you. There is nothing quite like seeing the sparkle in your kid's eyes when they spot you from a distance. Or when they get up in a morning and climb all over you. Or even when they ask for an extra story at night just so they can spend a little more time with you. Nothing can fill your heart more than realising this little person loves you more than anything in the world.

Why Spending Quality Time With Your Kids Is Good For You | Have fun together and see how much they love you.
My boys love having fun with their dad.


  • Help teach your kids about boundaries. When you spend quality time with your kids you're able to set boundaries. Like when they climb on you in a morning but you're feeling a bit off - you tell them to get down and sit next to you on the sofa. This isn't a bad thing, you're simply teaching them that when someone doesn't feel right climbing on them isn't okay. And the same thing goes for other boundaries too. 


  • A shift in focus. Taking the day to spend with your kids shifts your focus from the housework and other chores to your kids. Instead of stressing about whether the washing gets done you end up having fun at Chester Zoo watching the Orangutan swing around and before long that washing stress seems like a distant memory. Spending quality time with your kids usually takes away the stress of day-to-day life and makes you see what life is really all about.





... togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.

Barbara Bush






  • Slows the world down. How often do you feel like the weeks are flying by, the years whizz past, and time is slipping away? By spending quality time with your kids you're slowing down the world - you're pausing time and enjoying the one-to-one with your kids. You forget about the passing of time and just enjoy yourself. And that's got to be a good thing.

Why Spending Quality Time With Your Kids Is Good For You | Slow the world down and chill.


  • Connect with your kids. When you take the time to spend with your kids and learn about the kinds of things they like, you also learn about the things you have in common. BP enjoys drawing and writing, and of course I like writing too. We can spend hours talking about his writing, going over what he's written. It's a great way for us to spend time together and it's also a way of us connecting. The same thing goes for BP and programming - his dad is a programmer and they can both spend hours on end discussing programming techniques or a "bug" that's been found. They even discuss programming when out on walks!

Why Spending Quality Time With Your Kids Is Good For You | Connecting, being there with your kids, it's all good.


Like I said, when you spend all day at home the idea of spending more time with your kids can seem daunting. But it's not about the time but about the quality time you spend together. Spending quality time with your kids is good for you, AND good for your kids.



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