Being a mom, for a lot of us, gives us a certain kind of superpower. It makes it possible for us to see our children grow up and influence their lives. We want to make their childhoods special and good, while giving them everything they need to become an excellent person. It’s important to look at being a mother as less of a responsibility and more of a commitment to your children. This means that you should parent your children in a way that makes their life better and commit yourself to their being a person in the future.
The holidays are a huge part of any childhood, but it should never totally and completely be about the presents. While it’s difficult to really maintain a set quality of interaction that gives your child the right idea about Christmas, you should show them in other ways that can make the holiday more enjoyable. Pick out a beautiful tree like those from Balsam Hill and make a tradition to design ornaments with your family every year. This will be a fantastic keepsake for years to come as well as a great way to bond with your children and give them a reason to reminisce about Christmas in the future.
Coming from someone who was a child not that long ago, it’s obvious to me that though my parents focused highly on presents because they loved us, that was never what I remembered. It was all about the way in which I spent every Christmas with my parents and sisters, not that there was any specific toy I did or didn’t get. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get your children anything for the holidays, but it may be a good idea to cut back and show them that there are bigger and better things to be concerned about on such a spectacular holiday.
Add to your list of yearly traditions with things that cost very little and are relatively easy to do. Another great tradition shared by families everywhere is to take a ride out every holiday season to go see the lights that people put out across the city or neighborhood. This is usually done at night and when you come back you could make a special cider or hot chocolate and talk about all your favorite places. It’s best that when you’re on the trip to look at lights to put on your favorite Christmas music and jam out with your family while revelling in the wonder of the best time of year.