Mother Daughter Activities Tips

The last few weeks I have had the opportunity to take Shout and Shriek out on individual Mommy daughter dates. They were a blast.

I took Shriek to see Mary Poppins to say she loved it was an understatement. She was so good! when intermission came I asked her why she was being so good she said so matter of factly. “Mom, it is because I am being entertained!” We got treats and enjoyed talking to eachother. She is getting so grown up.

Shout and I got to see a prescreening of Dolphin Tale. I loved that it was just her and me. Popcorn and an overpriced icee were involved. Shout can be a little wiggly during movies so I was a tad nervous. She was a champ and loved the story. It was a great family movie. So inspring and adorable. I loved listening to her later explain the movie to the Umpire it was priceless.

This is Shout with her 3D glasses on right before the movie was about to start.

Here are a few tips that I learned through taking my girls on Mommy daughter Dates.

  • Schedule both dates somewhat close together so the child that is staying home knows she will have some alone time with you in the coming weeks.
  • Schedule activities that you know each child will like. It does not have to be the same thing. Just as each child is different.
  • Don’t worry about spending the exact same money or making them both the same amount exciting. I really try not to play the compare game and teach my kids they will each have different opportunities in there lives.
  • Make each child feel special. Put away the iphone (thats so hard for me and I need to do better, a lot better!) Listen to what they have to say. I always laugh at the cute stories my daughters tell me.

Do you have any tips for successful Mommy daughter dates? I would love some input.


*I received free tickets for Both Mary Poppins and A Dolphins Tale but was  not required to blog about my opinion of either show.


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  • whatever DeeDee Wants September 23, 2011, 7:25 AM

    Fun! Hopefully one day I will have a daughter to do fun things like this with :)

  • Emmy September 23, 2011, 9:54 AM

    That sounds like a great day. And yes, I too have my phone out way too much

  • Heather Curlee Novak September 27, 2011, 1:36 PM

    Sweet ideas, thank you. I struggle too with technology as seductress…more fun than coloring right? We have had a few dates, it is nice to highlight it as special. Great points.

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