You want to be a better Mom, so does every Mom. There are so many areas to improve and correct and if you are reading this it means that you are a great Mom! Only great Moms take the time to do research online in order to make the right decisions for your children. With this attitude things can only improve to the benefit of everyone in your family. Gifts for kids are a natural part of a Mom’s life and this is an area were some thought will suit you well.
Ignore Peer Pressure
Your kids come home from school and playschool telling you about the toys of their friends. You gently inform them that they also have great toys and that they don’t need to be little copies of their class mates – great, but what about you and your peers? Have you thought about how many things for your kids you got simply because you saw your friends get them for theirs? It happens a lot and sometimes you need to stop and think if this is really a gift for the kids that they will enjoy or a gift that you will enjoy having to feel equal with your friends from the play group or from the park.
Smart Gifts are Smart
If you are looking for gifts for your kids you should also consider getting them something to stimulate their minds with. There is always a fad going on with some new type of electronic toy or special cards that are being collected and traded. You don’t have to say no to these toys but make sure to get things that are meant for smart, thinking and creative kids as well. Why not make a birthday trip to the Nature Museum and end it by letting them choose a special rock each. A rock like that without the outing will not be as cool as in its right context. This is the type of activities that will make your kids grow and you become a better Mom.
Get the Potatoes off the Couch!
A better Mom realizes that if her kids are looking chubby they are not moving enough. You are giving them the nutrition they need for an active life but they are spending way too much time on the couch. Change this immediately. If you have the energy and time for it, you can go out for bike rides together. Rollerblades can also be a good gift for a child that needs to work out a bit. If you need to stay at home a trampoline could do the trick. Get ready for watching them bounce on that thing day in and day out and try it yourself. It is a lot of fun and also a way for a better Mom to become a slimmer Mom!