As a work-from-home mom, summers are a hard balance of getting work done and enjoying the summer with my kids. Here are 3 ways I’m trying to be a fun mom this season.
As much as I love summer, it’s a balancing act of spending time with my kids and getting work done. I’ve resolved to really try and be a fun mom during my time with the kids, and enjoying my summer with them. Here are 3 things I’m doing this summer to make it happen!
3 Ways I’m Trying to Be a Fun Mom
- Say yes as often as I can. My dad used to say this to us when I was kid, and it’s stuck with me my whole life. He was so good at saying yes to spur of the moment adventures, or random games with us. I’ve tried to do this with my kids, and it’s fun to be a “yes mom” to lots of fun summer adventures…you want to run through the sprinklers? Yes! You want to go to a movie this week? Yes! You want to play a card game or read a book together? Yes! You want to do dives into the deep end of the pool together? Yes! And as a kid, I knew that when my dad said “no,” it was for a good reason, because he really did try to say yes as often as he could. You want to have ice cream for dinner? No – ha!
- Put my phone away. Everything is better when I don’t have my phone. I’ve been trying to do this more during the summer, and having a set summer work schedule has helped a lot. We have a nanny come for a few hours in the morning and that helps me get dedicated work hours so that I can put my phone away during the day when I’m in mom mode. Working from my phone makes it really hard to have boundaries around my phone, but it makes a huge difference in how our summer feels and how I can connect with my kids.
- Get out of the house everyday. I am really trying to make an effort for us to get out of the house everyday. It’s tough when it’s 104 degrees outside, but our local pool has come to the rescue. And our fun new pool toys from Walmart have majorly upped the fun factor! I bought THIS SHARK INFLATABLE and THIS LEAF POOL FLOAT and they have given us endless fun at the pool. We also got some DIVING RINGS, and it’s actually so fun for me to play with them too. And as I mentioned above, being willing to get my hair wet and jump into the pool makes a big difference in how much fun we have at the pool — sometimes I’m hyper focused on not wanting to wash my hair, but letting that go has been so liberating! Walmart has lots of other fun summer items that make going to the pool or hanging in the backyard with your kids lots of fun. I’ve linked them in the collage below!
1.Black One Piece Swimsuit 2. Inflatable Shark Float 3. Water Blaster Pool Toy 4. Inflatable Lounge Pool Float 5. Colorblock Swim Trunks 2-Pack 6. Whale Sprinkler Toy 7. Inflatable Unicorn Float 8. Sparkly Dive Ring Set 9. Leaf Pool Float 10. 1o-Foot Inflatable Family Pool 11. Quick Dry Boys’ Swim Trunks 12. Watercolor Splash Floral One Piece
What are you doing to have more fun as a mom this summer?
this post is sponsored by Walmart