In today’s world, many moms are striving to create a meaningful legacy for their children. As busy moms, we often find ourselves struggling with “mom guilt,” worrying whether we’re doing enough to nurture our children’s growth, confidence, and well-being. The good news is that fostering a strong mother-child connection doesn’t always require hours of dedicated time. With just a few minutes a day, you can make a significant impact on your child’s confidence, mental health, and overall development. Let’s explore effortless bonding: 9 quick activities for busy moms and kids that will leave both you and your child with a smile.

Morning Affirmations:

Start the day with a positive affirmation, like “I am loved” or “I am important and special”. These simple words can set a cheerful tone for the day.

Gratitude Notes:

Leave a small note with a simple “thank you” or words of appreciation in your child’s lunchbox or backpack. It’s a pleasant surprise during their day.


During a quick break or while driving, share a short story about your day or a funny childhood memory. Stories from your childhood can truly aid in building a strong emotional connection.

Mini Dance Parties:

Play your child’s favorite song a have a spontaneous dance party in the living room. It’s an instant mood-lifter and a fun bonding activity.

Artistic Expressions:

Dedicate a few minutes to drawing or coloring. It is a great way to engage in creative bonding that’s both quick and fulfilling.

Daily Reflection:

Before bedtime, have a brief chat about the highlights of the day. Discuss something that made each of you happy or proud.

Mealtime Conversations:

Ask them about their day, listen actively, and share your own stories. These stories build trust and a sense of companionship.

Affectionate Hugs:

Give random hugs throughout the day. Physical touch reinforces the bond and provides a sense of security.

Book Time:

Even a few minutes of reading a bedtime story can strengthen the mother-child relationship and boost language skills.


Remember, it’s not about the quantity of time you spend together but the quality of the moments you create. The above activities are quick, simple, and can be seamlessly incorporate into your daily routine. As busy moms, we can build lasting connections one precious moment at a time. These connections nurture your child’s sense of security, boost their self-esteem, and create lasting memories.

If you’re looking for a creative and interactive way to bond with your child, check out our Mommy and Me Prayer Coloring Book and Quality Moments Card Game. These fun activities are designed to deepen the connection between you and your child while fostering their creativity and confidence.  Visit the website at

~Mommi Dr. Marisha Roberts, Optometrist~

With over a decade of experience as a practicing Optometrist, Dr. Roberts has been on a mission to make a difference in the lives of underrepresented communities. She is currently practicing Pediatric Optometry and passionate about the critical role vision plays in child development and learning. Her dedication to ensuring the visual well-being of children has not only shaped her professional journey, but also inspired a unique venture that bridges the gap between her optometry practice and her commitment to nurturing the mother-child relationship.
As a loving mother of two, she experienced firsthand the challenges of juggling a demanding career and nurturing her young children. Amidst this whirlwind, she recognized the importance of optimizing moments of quality time spent with her kids. Her passion for the mother-child relationship and inspired by her own journey as a mother and an Optometrist, led to the birth of her Mommy and Me Activities brand, Quality Time Collection.
Through her brand, Marisha provides busy moms with creative, educational, and easy-to-implement activities that enable them to optimize their time with their children. Her mission is to offer a helping hand to moms who may feel overwhelmed by their daily schedules and to ensure that no precious moments with their children go to waste.
Dr. Roberts’ career in pediatric optometry is transforming the lives of countless children, while her Mommy and Me activities brand seeks to strengthen the bonds between mothers and their little ones. Marisha’s legacy is one of nurturing sight and nurturing hearts. She is devoted to making an enduring impact on families and communities alike.