Mom and daughter dating

This is one of the ways I bond with Gracelynn, all the time.– window shopping ice cream– theme dinner – from another country, era, etc. – coffee date (cocoa for the little ones) – at home or out at Dunkin Donuts– volunteer together– go to a concert– take a class together (at a craft store, or at a gym)– hit up a thrift store | see my goodwill finds– fashion show mini makeovers– go for a hike– take a boat ride– write a story together– act out the story you wrote!– spa night | DIY brown sugar scrub– craft night | duck tape crafts– baking night | try fancy cupcakes | try my cupcake recipes– geocaching– play the wii or kinect together– yoga | yoga for kids dvd– meditation– roller skate– paint pottery (at home or at a paint your own pottery place)– blanket fort!I was invited recently to a macaroon making party and while our pastries weren’t beautiful, the fun banter and shared experience was bonding.Food can be a great way to connect, so have a few new friends over and see what you can whip up!Instead, try acceptance (if only momentarily) so that you can figure out what is really going on. And if he isn’t treating her well, if he is controlling or unkind, then creating a place for her is even more important.Keep an open mind for now, and an open door for later.

try sign language.– start a mother/daughter journal– sundaes chick flick– go see a ballet or play– visit the children's museum– makeovers– picnic at home– photo shoot – at home or around the city!– ice cream sundae buffet dancing– pretend it's a different season (summer in winter, winter in summer)– dinner by candlelight– mystery movie night – make food that has to do with the movie, have the kids guess which movie it is– dance til you drop night!– jewelry making party | diy birds nest necklace– mcdonald's ice cream play area– cheap movie theater– tea and scones audrey hepburn movies– bowling– photo shoot at home – dress up, do makeup, take glamour shots– mini golf– frozen yogurt!I felt I needed to tell her that I was getting concerned that she had put on some weight. Did you have a hard time growing up and want her to avoid some of the problems you faced, perhaps bullying or feeling insecure in your own body?

Instead of chastising her -- which will probably only cause her to eat more -- why not engage with her on things that are empowering and meaningful?

It's not often that mothers and daughters are out in the dating world at the same time, but that's exactly the case for one young, widowed Minnesota woman and her mom, who both lost their husbands within weeks of each other.