Family Bonding for Busy Mum

Seriously,

You Don’t Need to Be Busy.

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Hola mommies 😉

Alhamdulillah, today manage to back on blogging again *chuckles*

Wish you were in great moment!

Today, I would love to share some tips on how to expand family bonding for busy mum.

Hope you could squeeze your time for your lil precious angel *winks*

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Angels in my eyes~

 

Some busy people always complain how busy they are. Some might even feel little proud of being busy.

If you are busy, I think it’s better to ask yourself a question: “Why are you so busy?”.

If the answer is “work, shopping, hobbies, etc. – all the stuff I need to do” then mostly you’ve responded wrong.

As I always remind myself: I am busy because I’ve chosen to be busy.
Nobody forced me to homeschool *oh, my.. I just love it!*, work or take so many online classes or hobbies.
I have put myself in that situation, and it’s my responsibility to deal with it.

The truth: Simply delegating work and learning to say “no” can help you. *yes, a lot!* 😉

Although maybe your family seems to be busy with their own interests and activities and often not home, there are many ways to keep the family bond strong *Insya-Allah*.

Doing little things together strengthens ties with your children such as sharing a meal or chauffeuring them.

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Let share some of tips on “Family Bonding for Busy Mum“:

Things You’ll Need:

  • Love

Below are some examples for creating bonding time:

  • Whenever possible, eat meals together, especially dinner.
    Keep the TV off and do not answer the phone while dining.
  • Help them with homework (or review homework schedules).
  • Attend their sports event or activity (give positive feedback no matter the outcome).
  • Play card or board games of their choosing.
  • Watch a TV program that your lil kids like.
  • Have a family night out and go to a movie, concert, bowling game or play.
  • Exercise together (biking, swimming, dancing, hiking).
  • Volunteer together (serving meals at orphanage house, give a helping hand at nearby hospital/mosque).
  • Do chores together (cooking, dishes, grocery shopping, housework, gardening).
  • Drive them whenever possible and let them listen to their favorite radio station/CD’s *and sing out loud together!*.
  • Have bedtime talks where you just sit and listen and let your children speak.
  • Read together. If there is a book everyone wants to read (i.e. My Quran Friends), each person can take turns reading aloud.
  • Share a hobby together or take an active interest in your child’s hobby.
  • Go on a family vacation and let the kids get involved in the planning.
  •  Every day, tell them you love them. Also, give a compliment or positive remark about something they’ve done.

Gambatte ne mommies, do remember: quality time is better than quantity 😉

May God bless your lovely day *hugs*

About MamaFiza

Born in 1984. Family 1st; living in boulevard of peace, loving my treasured family, fully breastfeeding my precious 4 kids (tandem nursing) *30 months duration for each of 'em*, homeschool advocate, book writer, Work-at-Home-Mom (WAHM), certified Lactation Counselor (LC), official ZIN, yoga + pilates enthusiast, no pacifier & no maid rules! [Praise to God]

20. October 2008 by MamaFiza
Categories: Mama's Talk | Tags: , , | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. Hai mamafiza,

    Great tips..very much thanks…
    Happy to see you..in here… *so happy*

    Agree: *quality time is better than quantity* 🙂

    Sad: *missed – RTM1 show* 🙁

  2. Hi mamafiza,
    I am so glad that I’ve done (and still doing) about 80% of what you have listed here. If it’s lesser, then I mesti terduduk & think why am I bringing 4 kids into this world and “too busy” to be with them & for them..
    However, me being a WAHM helps a lot in that. I have many FTWM friends, I think they are busy, when they’re not very busy, I think they must be tired..! (been there done that)
    But then again, like you said, the choice is ours..so true.

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