One on One Time #EveryKidEveryDay

January is the time for New Year’s resolutions. What’s yours?

This year I am making it a goal of mine to spend focused time with each of my kids. At least 10 minutes a day, every day, with every kid.

Not too tough, right? It shouldn’t be. Just gotta turn off all the tech and don’t run to do the dishes whenever I get a chance. Its kid time. And kid time only.

Much like the 30 Day to Hands on Play Challenge that The Imagination Tree and I did. But focusing in on each child during the day is my primary goal. I want each one of them to feel special every day and to not feel left out.

One on one time with every kid #EveryKidEveryDay

To kick off the year to ‘get it right’ I’m joining a bunch of moms in doing a challenge for the first 30 days of the year. Whatever our goal is for the year, we’re challenging ourselves to do it, and publicly, so you’re holding us all accountable.

The challenge will be held on my various social media platforms, mostly Facebook and Instagram, so be sure to join me there, and maybe G+ from time to time.

You can follow the hashtag #EveryKidEveryDay to see how I’m doing on my challenge. Please feel free to encourage me and give me ideas for one on one time! If you feel like you could do the same challenge with your kids, I encourage you to use the hashtag too!

Creative with Kids has some great ideas for spending 10 minutes with each kid, and connecting with them, that I’m sure I’ll be pulling from, and I encourage you to do the same!

I mentioned that I’m doing this with other moms as well. You can follow all of our challenges with the hashtag #30DayMom

30 days to overcome our challenges

Please follow along as we all face our challenges for the month of January!

Crystal at Crystal & Co.: Challenge: 30 Day Busy Mom Dinner Challenge – Crystal is a Dallas mom blogger to five boys and in the mist of raising a blended family. She believes in the power of meal planning and loves creating easy recipes. She speaks in the Dallas area to mom and parenting groups and loves helping busy families get dinner on the table. Follow Crystal & Co on Facebook, Pinterest, G+, Instagram, Twitter.

Shannon at Milk and Cuddles: Challenge: 30 Days Declutter ChallengeShannon traded in her sensible NYC TV producer shoes (they were best for taking the subway), for a pair of Texas Cowboy boots when she married her best friend! He’s at fault for making this Yankee a Texan! Shannon blogs at MilkandCuddles.com where she writes about all things that make a house a home. Her chief blogging inspiration is being the proud & slightly neurotic mom of a preschool age daughter. You can find Shannon on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and her new favorite place to hang out, G+.

Chrissy at The Taylor House: Challenge: 30 Day Pantry Challenge – Chrissy Taylor is a wife, Mom, blogger and property manager. She and her husband of 16 years are raising two active boys in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Chrissy enjoys blogging about cooking, crafts, gifts and household tips. You can connect with her at The Taylor House, FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+.

Kelli at 3 Boys and a Dog: Challenge: 30 Day Fitness Challenge – Kelli lives on the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast with her 3 Boys, husband, and actually 2 dogs. Blogging since November 2006, Kelli is your go to source for all things homeschooling & homemaking. Follow 3 Boys and a Dog on Facebook, Pinterest, G+, Instagram, Twitter.

Holly at Kids Activities Blog: Holly writes Kids Activities Blog all about fun things to do with kids. She is taking on the 30 Day Challenge to get her kids to do chores – which hasn’t been so much fun in the past. She has three boys ages 8, 10 and 12 who can’t remember to pick up their dirty clothes or take out the trash. You can follow her adventure on Instagram, G+ and as @Texasholly on Twitter. (psst.. she also has a rockin’ Pinterest!)

Dianna at The Kennedy Adventures: Challenge: 30 Days of Reading with My Kids – Dianna Kennedy is the soon to be mother of six. Her home base is The Kennedy Adventures, where she writes about managing a large family, classical homeschooling, and living her Catholic faith. Follow The Kennedy Adventures on: Facebook, Pinterest, G+, Instagram, Twitter.

Andrea at The Greenbacks Gal: Challenge: 30 Days of Sugar Detox – Andrea Green of The Greenbacks Gal is an organic coupon expert who loves using her coupon finds into whole food recipes. Nothing makes her happier than to help people realize being organic and following a whole foods diet doesn’t have to cost more. Follow The Greenbacks Gal on: Facebook, Pinterest, G+InstagramTwitter.

Kelley at The Grant Life: Challenge: 30 Days of Natural Living – Kelley is the mama behind the Grant Life blog where you can find easy homemade recipes, crafts and household tips! The Grants are one husband, two toddlers, two dogs and two very large cats. They love to cook together, get messy, chase each other and laugh way too much. The Grants believe that everyday chaos is normal and the Grant life shares that! Follow The Grant Life on: Facebook, Pinterest, G+, Instagram, Twitter.

Megan at Coffee Cups and Crayons: Challenge: 30 Days of Fruits and Veggies – Megan Sheakoski is the creator of Coffee Cups and Crayons, a blog that shares fun and useful ideas for modern parents. She believes that small, intentional acts of kindness {and really good coffee!} can change the world. You can follow all of her learning activities, kids crafts, and party inspiration on PinterestFacebookTwitter, and G+.

Tiffany at Eat at Home Cooks: Challenge: 30 Days of Meaningful Meals – Tiffany King writes the blog Eat at Home, where she shares simple, family friendly recipes. The site also offers Weekly Meal Plans, including an All Slow Cooker version with grocery lists and printable recipes. Tiffany is married to Jim and they have four kids. Follow Eat At Home Cooks on: FacebookPinterestG+InstagramTwitter.

Sherri at Luv a Bargain: Challenge: 30 Days of Clean Eating – Sherri is a wife, Mom of 2, and blogger. She and her family live in New Hampshire and enjoy a simple, healthy, frugal lifestyle. Sherri loves blogging about saving money, recipes, crafts and DIY. Follow Luv A Bargain on: Facebook, PinteresG+Instagram, Twitter.

Jamie at Hands on as We Grow: Challenge: 30 Days of Kids’ One-on-One Time – Jamie learned to be a hands on mom by creating activities, crafts and art projects for her three boys to do and shares them on hands on : as we grow. Jamie takes the creative outlet as a way to get through the early years of parenting with a smile! Follow Hands On As We Grow on: Facebook, Pinterest, G+, Instagram, Twitter.

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Comments

    • Jamie Reimer says

      That’s the goal Shannon. Phew. I thought this challenge would be a cake walk. We’re on day 3… and I’m struggling!

  1. says

    I wish I was able to follow all 12 of of you and keep right up — with a new baby coming any day now, it’s not possible – but yours is one I can and WILL follow. I remember reading about this in a parenting book recently and starting and stopping it. Not sure why it’s so hard! Yesterday after your encouragement I put it on our job chart. Now it’s right there as part of our to do list, and I’m sure my kids won’t let me forget it. Thanks for a fabulous challenge!

    • Jamie Reimer says

      Excellent! I’m so glad its been ‘written’ — that alone seems to help a ton. And telling others (like I do on the blog) helps me feel like I have people watching and I ‘have’ to do it — for some reason it really is hard.

  2. says

    This is a lovely idea! I use a habit list on my phone to remind me to do all sorts of other things throughout the day, I think I’ll be adding this one too. I also do the 1 second a day video project so I might combine the two :) Thanks.

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