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Do you want to be an intentional mom?

Do you worry if you create enough happy memories with your children?

And make the most of your time with them?  

I understand. 

I know you want to give your children the best childhood possible but there aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything you need and want to do.

But you know what? 

I believe you can nourish your children, stimulate their minds, and make happy memories by doing simple and fun activities together without spending all day planning, prepping, and executing them.

“Thank you for sharing your ideas, they’re so creative!” Sarah

“Awesome 👏 you hit this post on the spot. I totally agree and will share this with family and friends.” Angela

“This is so helpful. I think most parents could use more patience in their lives. Thank you for sharing these tips!” Kristi

 

Hi, I’m Eva, a homeschooling mom of four, living in Chicago. 

At my first child’s nine-month check-up, a pediatrician gave me a lecture on the importance of giving my son a chance to cry alone in his crib. “Kids don’t mind crying,” he told me, “That’s what they are supposed to do—cry.”

“My kid minds,” I told him. “I’m pretty sure of that.”

I didn’t know much about child development beyond a couple of university classes, but I was sure I knew more about my child than this pediatrician ever could.

Since then, I’ve had ample opportunity to observe kids’ minds in action, and I’m awed time and again by their bubbly energy, inspired creativity, passionate curiosity, and eager determination to experiment with the world around them. I wanted to nurture those little minds in the best way possible and not by doing what doctors thought best, but by doing what felt right.

 

 

I spent the early days of motherhood trying to do every nurturing, educational, and memory-making activity I could think of. It was exhausting, and I never had time for myself.

 

During the last ten years, I’ve learned to optimize my efforts. In the process, I’ve developed a passion for fun family activities and all the things that go with them—planning, researching, inventing, having fun together, learning along with them, and making fantastic memories. I also have discovered that when I take time for fun with my children, parenting is much easier and less stressful, and life is more joyful.

 

I’ve enjoyed saving these favorite fun activities and pulling them out of a bag when needed. I’m happy to share them with you, so you too can connect with your children, make happy memories, stimulate their minds, and still have time for other things.

“This is such an interesting article – haven’t seen anyone talk about this topic before!” Tereza

“Definitely what I needed to see today. Been so overwhelmed with back to school!” Tara

 

 

 ➡ Imagine starting each morning eager for the day ahead because you have a game plan and know how to make each day with your kids special

 ➡ Imagine the confidence that comes from knowing you make the most of your time with your kids. 

 ➡ Imagine a life where bonding with your children is fun, and parenting is easier (Not “easy”! “Easier.” It’s not a miracle :). 

 

 

When you join the Kid Minds community, you will learn how to plan and do simple, fun activities with your children. 

 

I love every reader who stops by my blog. Do you want to say “hi”? Do you want to share what your biggest challenge was today? Write me at eva@kidminds.org. I read every comment and email.

Warmly, Eva