Life is busy, but for moms, “busy” is an understatement. A mom’s life is all about being nurturing, making sure each member of the family is fed, clean and happy, and basically spending the majority of her day helping others. Let’s face it: Motherhood is ultimately the most selfless job in the world. So why not spread the love even further by incorporating random acts of kindness into your everyday life with your children?
Your kids are probably already learning how to be kind by just watching you, but why not seal the deal by taking action and spreading compassion around your community as a family? Adding little acts of kindness to your week can take minimal effort but have a huge impact on someone else. Today we teamed up with McDonald’s to give you 13 easy ways to share the love with the people around you.
1. Offer to watch your neighbors’ kids for them. Yes, we know. As moms, you’re already tied up with kids. But remember the golden rule: Treat others as you’d like to be treated. If your neighbor is a mom, you can probably relate to her feeling tired and busy. Host a play date with you and your neighbor’s kids to give your neighbor a little breather to run errands or to just chill. This might be a great opportunity to finally get to know the people in your neighborhood and to help another mom out! Moms support moms!
<b>Share meals together. </b>McDonald’s Happy Meal® for dinner! For a limited time, McDonald’s Happy Meal® comes with fresh fruit Cuties® for your kids to snack on. If you’re lucky, maybe your kid will peel off a slice or two for you.
<b>Bring a refreshing cold drink to a neighbor. </b>fruit-infused water recipe a try!
4. Pick up trash around the neighborhood. Speaking of neighborhoods, why not do some beautification while you’re handing out drinks? Have you and your kids each pick up five pieces of trash while you’re out to make the place better than it was before you arrived.
5. Go to a park and blow bubbles for everyone. This may be the most delightful one on the list! Next time you take your kids to the park, bring some bubbles with you. When your kids feel like taking a break from playing, you can blow bubbles together for everyone around you to enjoy.
6. Donate old books, toys or clothes. Decluttering is not just a trend for adults. Help your kid pick out the toys he or she hasn’t played with in a while to give away.
<b> Put thank you cards into your mailbox for your mailman. </b>tutorial.
<b>Make treats for your kids’ teachers. </b>chocolate pumpkin banana bread) for your kids to give to their teachers as a token of their appreciation.
12. Plant a flower by a sidewalk. Imagine how charming it is to see a single bright flower on the side of the road. Are you picturing it? Good. Now make it into a reality. Spread some cheer by randomly planting a flower by a typically floral-free sidewalk with your kids for everyone to enjoy.