Here is one short and simple tip that changed my life when I became a mom to two.
In the weeks leading up to our second daughter joining this world, I was nervous. Our older daughter had just turned 2.5 and was at what I found to be her most fun stage yet. She was talking with me, playing games, being creative with play, and I overall LOVED to spend time with her. I knew that was going to change, and I knew she was going to still want that time.
This concern about time was soon to be relieved. A good friend of mine had become a mom to two and she said that one of the best tips she had been given and wanted to pass along to me was to give my first child 5-20 minutes of undivided attention after our baby had arrived.
Short, and Simple. That's all it took for both my older daughter and myself to find fulfillment. The evening time after our infant went to bed became play time for a minimum of 5 minutes up to 20 minutes before putting our oldest to bed, and it's something my husband and I continue to this day.
Our daughters are now 1 and 3.5 years old, and we do this for both of them. 5-20 minutes of undivided play attention with each daughter individually each day that we can. It is a small act with big rewards for our girls and for us as parents.
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Justine @ Little Dove Blog
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Bethany @ Waves & Lilacs
Mary Leigh @ Live Well Play Together
Whitney @ Work It Mommy
Shani @ Sunshine & Munchkins
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