10 Ways I Bond With My Daughter

My daughter Shayne (pronounced like the boy name Shane) is 8 years old and she is just the most darling child ever.  I am not just saying this because she is my kid. Ok, maybe I am a little biased but she really is!  She is smart, kind, loving, thoughtful, caring, witty, and a little sassy but never rude.  I work an evening shift at work so spending time and bonding with her in my free time is very important to me and on the blog today I am sharing 10 ways that I bond with her.
  • Ask her about her day and listen to her responses
  • Mommy & Me Pedicures
  • Regular lunch dates (we have a standing lunch date every other Friday at her school)
  • Board games – we love Connect 4!
  • Movie date or Netflix and chill.  Whichever of these we decide, popcorn is a MUST!
  • Study together
  • Combing her hair
  • Having her help me with the laundry.  Sometimes she would help me load the dryer and other times she would help me fold
  • Have her tell me about the latest book she’s reading
  • Plan some of her extra curricular activities on a weekend day so that I can take her and be there to lend support
What are some ways you bond with your daughter? Comment below – I’d love to hear all about it!


  1. Gena Hassan

    October 9, 2017 at 11:59 am

    I don’t have children, but I love this article. So sweet!

    1. Marissa Jordan

      October 24, 2017 at 10:12 am

      Thank you Gena!

  2. Michelle Carpenter

    October 9, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    This is so sweet, my daughter and I also do the mom/ daughter mani/pedi she loves it!! We talk and I cut up with her and her friends, she likes photography so we go out for walks while she snaps shots. We also do hair and makeup lol

    1. Marissa Jordan

      October 24, 2017 at 10:14 am

      Awesome Michelle! Definitely time well spent with them!

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