The Mom Challenge

I'm sure I'm not the only one who's seen 'The Mom Challenge' floating around Pinterest.

This is the first week, so you haven't missed a thing. The first mini challenge is to EAT DINNER WITH YOUR CHILDREN- no tv, no phones, no distraction. Go to 'Live a FabuLESS Life' to read more, and let's do the challenge together!


I love learning new ways to connect with my children. My husband and I decided to map out a whole year's worth of one on one dates with our kids.

Our youngest is only one year old and so she gets a lot of attention already. We're focusing on our two older boys (5 and 6 1/2) for the dates. Each month, husband and I will switch kids. We have a big board in our room, with all of the date cards taped on. At the beginning of each month, we open an envelope and look at the date for that month. Then we look at the calendar and decide on a day for our date.

To give you an idea of the dates, in January, I took Colson to Barnes and Noble, where we read lots of books, got some soup and a cookie, and he got to pick out a book to take home at the end of the night. Brad took Griffin driving (Griff got to sit in daddy's lap and drive. Only through a parking lot of course. Not on the road.) and then they went out for ice cream.

In February, I made Valentine's Day sugar cookies and Whoopie pies with Griff (he's got a major sweet tooth so I knew he'd love this) and Brad took Colson to the Bean Museum to see the animals.

This has been a really fun thing for us so far, and I think it's safe to say we all look forward to the dates each month.


  1. Love it!! Great ideas Carrie! :)

  2. What a great challenge! kid dates are the BEST! I love what you guys have done with them so far! you guys are fun parents!!

  3. This is so cool! I need to look at the link so I can see what the next challenges are. Sometimes we need a little extra push to get doing the things we already know we should.