Mother-daughter Bonding Activities

             I hope all the Mother's out there had a wonderful Mother's Day ♡  I would definitely have to say that being a mother is the greatest blessing of all.  I found out I was pregnant at age 19 and gave birth to my daughter at age 20.  It was hard at first, being a young mother but very rewarding.  I had a really hard time growing up because I wasn’t raised by my biological parents.  My grandparent’s raised me and a huge part of me always felt unwanted and unloved by my family.  I grew up in a toxic and unhealthy environment.  It forced me to be wiser than my years at a very young age. 

            No matter what hardships I’ve been through I always strive to be optimistic.  I truly believe everything happens for a reason and once I had my daughter, the emptiness I felt growing up was completely gone.  My heart was overwhelmingly filled with love.  It was such an incredible feeling.  Being a parent is such a huge honor to me and my daughter is my number one priority.  It’s such an awesome feeling to know that you have a little version of yourself walking around on earth.  It’s a responsibility that should be held high. 

           I think quality time with your children is so important.  I try to do a lot of fun activities with my daughter and make her feel special.  It’s great to create beautiful memories with your kids so that their able to appreciate and look back on things when they get older.  I wanted to share a list of inexpensive ideas I came up with for mother-daughter bonding time.  All of these activities can be done with those who have sons as well.  I'll also include some links down below for additional ideas that are helpful.  Let me know if you try any of them or if you have any ideas that aren’t already listed.

  • Have a movie night
  • Picnic in the park
  • Play Tennis
  • Go hiking
  • Put the sprinkler on in the backyard and run around
  • Cook/bake some yummy treats
  • Make smoothies/milkshakes
  • Ride bikes
  • Do a puzzle
  • Color in a coloring book/activity book
  • Paint a canvas
  • Do a fun diy project
  • Play karaoke in the house
  • Have a dance off in the living room
  • Play mash
  • Play a board game
  • Play a video/computer game
  • Make a scrapbook
  • Create a storybook
  • Make and play sidewalk chalk games
  • Go to the library and check out some books/movies
  • Take a visit to a local nature center
  • Take a visit to local museums
  • Take a visit to a local farmers market
  • Go out for some ice cream
  • Volunteer together

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With love, laughter, and happily ever after



  1. Kimberly L. on May 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Wonderful read! Thanks for sharing all your fun ideas. I love the idea of making a scrapbook.

  2. Teresa Reid on May 16, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    I am so proud of you!!!!!!!!!! Amanda, you know exactly what I’m talking about! I feel like a proud momma… you are such a beautiful young woman, and a phenomenal momma!
    I just am so proud, you’ve come a long way sweetheart! Xoxoxoxoxo
    Love and miss you beautiful!

    • Amanda Stocker on May 17, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      Awww thank you Teresa! That means so much to me <3 You got me a little teary eyed.. HAHA! I'm just grateful for the blessings God has provided me. Love and miss you too! We all need to get together for a reunion sometime. XOXO

  3. Lisa Peele on May 17, 2017 at 5:55 am

    Great ideas. It is so hard when we are all so busy and live in such a fast paced device crazed society, to really make the time that we should. I am going to pick a few out to do with my daughter.

    • Amanda Stocker on May 17, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      My thoughts exactly! Glad I could help and give you some ideas. Can’t wait to check out your blog site as well 🙂

  4. robin rue on May 17, 2017 at 6:21 am

    Great ideas! I think I am going to do some of these with my boys this summer for some one-on-one time.

    • Amanda Stocker on May 17, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      Yay! Thank goodness summer is right around the corner!

  5. Leah on May 17, 2017 at 6:32 am

    What a fun list! Movie nights were always my favourite with mum

    • Amanda Stocker on May 17, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      Yes! Nothing better than getting all cozy on the couch with a blanket, snacks, and a good movie.

  6. Shannon on May 17, 2017 at 8:56 am

    This is a really great list! Mother-daughter bonding time is super important, but sometimes it’s hard to think of things to do that both would enjoy. This list is super helpful!

    • Amanda Stocker on May 17, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      Aw thanks! I’m glad I could help! I usually try to pick a day on the weekend where I’ll give my daughter some options and I let her choose what fun activity she wants to do.

  7. Jenn JG on May 17, 2017 at 9:29 am

    I love all these ideas! I have 2 daughters (12&7). I also had my first 2 weeks before I turned 20, our roads traveled sound similar. I will be saving this list for summer activities! Thanks for sharing

    • Amanda Stocker on May 18, 2017 at 11:33 am

      ♡ It’s always comforting when you find other people that can relate to your story. It’s crazy how fast time flies after you have children! I hope you enjoy these activities with your two beautiful blessings.

  8. Jessica Taylor on May 17, 2017 at 9:35 am

    These are such great ideas. It is just me and my daughter these days, so I am always looking for new things to do with her.

  9. Anosa on May 17, 2017 at 10:39 am

    ohh Happy Mother’s day! Great post. I am looking forward to doing such things when I become a mom too.

  10. Jay Colby on May 17, 2017 at 11:30 am

    These sound like some great activities when we’re all busy with work and life. Bonding is so important.

  11. Terri Beavers on May 17, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    These are wonderful bonding ideas. My kids are grown but I’m going to use your tips to bond with my granddaughters.

  12. Amber Myers on May 17, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    These are fabulous ideas! I do love having movie nights with my daughter. And we shop, of course!

  13. Lavonnia AllisonBurres on May 17, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    My idea of bonding with my daughters (4 of them) is to cook, spend time playing board games, going to the park, lake or swimming, taking a long over due drive to another city for a night or 2 just to hang out or go shopping (which the shopping don’t happen often, even though the over night stay normally is). We enjoy a lot of things together. I think I would be lost without my girls!

  14. Claudia Krusch on May 17, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Making a scrapbook is always fun. I love to look at all the older photos and tell my kids about them. These are great bonding ideas.

  15. Molly on May 18, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Great ideas. I would say having a movie night out would be one go to choose, baking yummy treats is a close second.

  16. David Elliott on May 18, 2017 at 2:17 am

    These are all great activities to do with your kids. Anything that gets me and my daughter out and allows my daughter and me to talk to one another is important to me. That’s the biggest thing. it’s why I go out more often than not because my daughter talks more when she is out and about in the world.

  17. Kim on May 18, 2017 at 3:23 am

    Thanks for these ideas! My mom and I always bake and shop together! This would come in handy for future references!

  18. Amy on May 18, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Me and my daughter love doing puzzles together after a good dance off! It’s a great way for us to bond.

  19. Elizabeth O. on May 18, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    I love bonding with my twins. We usually go out and try a different restaurant since we’re all such foodies. I think these are lovely ideas.

  20. Carol Cassara on May 18, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    These are wonderful! It’s nice to spend time with your daughter alone, it helps build up her confidence as a young woman and it’s a great way to strengthen your relationship.

  21. Katja on May 19, 2017 at 10:49 am

    I love spending time with my mum – I think we’re like friends nowadays as we’re both adults now. I might suggest this to her.
    Katja xxx

  22. Rebecca Swenor on May 19, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    These are some awesome mother daughter bonding activities. I don’t have a daughter but I have two boys and we do DIY projects together along with taking walks in the woods. Thanks for sharing the activities.

  23. Tiara Wilson on May 19, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    I love these ideas. Maybe one day if we have a daughter. However, I have a little guy and cannot wait to see how we bond. <3

  24. Heather on May 20, 2017 at 10:51 am

    My oldest daughter and I love to go walk by the river in our town, it is so peaceful, and gives us a chance to chat. Plus, there is a fairy garden at the end of the path which she loves 🙂

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Hello thereMy name is Amanda meaning worthy of love in Latin. I'm a Libra just trying to balance my life as a wife and working mother to a beautiful little girl. I'm a huge lover of fashion, beauty, fitness, and interior design. I love being creative and trying new things, whether it's a new product, putting together a DIY project, or just thinking outside the box, and throwing together a unique outfit. I hope I can spark some of your creative juices and add some positivity to your day. You only get one chance at life, let's make it beautiful!