Sunday, August 18, 2013

6 Great Dates for Moms and Sons

Mother-son dates are a perfect way to get some serious bonding time with your little man. He'll bask in your undivided attention and you're sure to do the exact same in his. We've gathered six fun mother-son date ideas from creative moms just like you so the next time you find yourself alone with your favorite little guy, you'll know exactly how to spend that quality time! See what real moms — from best-selling authors to business owners to actresses — share for mother-son date ideas!

Read the full article by Golit Breen on allParenting blog here.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

5 Ways to Show Your Kids They Are Special

Good article on Raising Faithful Kids blog by Traci Little.  We are partial to #2 - Date your Kids.  Read the entire article here.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

5 Reasons to Date Your Kids

A very good post on The Sneaky Mama blog.

1.  Deep conversations happen during this time.
2.  It can head off or even solve behavior problems.
3.  It sets expectations for future relationships.
4.  It’s fun!
5.  You’ve undoubtedly heard the expression that actions speak louder than words?

See the whole post here.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

3 Easy Ways Ways To Show Your Kids They Aren’t 2nd

Article by Carlos Whittaker

Outlines thee ways to show your kids they aren't second:
  1. Hug, wrestle, touch, spoon and hold
  2. One date a week (of course this is our favorite one) and
  3. Don't steal their moment.
Some great advice.  See post here.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Our Mother Daughter Tea

A post on Living Out Loud by Lori

Nice article with pictures featuring Mother-Daughter dates.

Some pointers:
  • Schedule a date on the # day of their birthdays.  So if their child was born on the 15th of the month, the mom or dad will take the child out for a little date of sorts (coffee, a walk, a drive in the country, a movie, a meal etc.) on the 15th of each month.
  • We’ve also known families who like to schedule get aways with the whole family.  It serves to remove the worldly busy-ness that invades quality time.  It may not be one on one with the child but it’s momentous and memorable.
  • And we’ve also taken to random dates that are spontaneously planned. Hot chocolate at the local coffee shop is an all time favorite.  There’s something that makes our girls feel so grown up when they order a hot cocoa!

Read the full article here.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Share YOUR Date Stories

This blog is gaining traffic and thus the idea of dating your kids is spreading.  There is nothing like sharing your experiences to help show the value of these dates.  This whole website was started after the great experiences that I had with my "kids" (even though 3 are adults) in 2012 - see my blog here.

Use our "Share Your Date" form on this blog to share your story so that we can share.  Would love to hear your stories and experiences with your kids!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Momsense: Sibling rivalry must be genetic

An article posted on Florida Today by Sara Paulson Camodeca.

The article is about solving sibling rivalry and refers to the importance of dating your kids. 

Part of the article states:
"So it’s forced me to concoct what’s now one of my favorite pastimes: One-on-one time with each kid. Sometimes, it’s best to separate them. Simply for my own sanity.

My son and I sometimes go on a “dates” together. Sure, I’ll have sushi and he’ll have chicken nuggets with chopsticks, but he seems to like it. And my daughter and I will have a “girls day” every so often and hit the mall. Just the other night, we picked up a few things at Target, and I had her round up some Father’s Day cards for the men in our lives. We spent a lot of time laughing at the “Awkward Family Photos” variety."

Read the entire article here.