This is a sponsored post for Barbie
With Tully in daycare three days a week, work, blogging, teenagers and everything else that happens in life it's important to me to have one day a week with Tully that we spend together, doing things that she loves. She's growing up so fast and I love having time with her to explore, create, play and encourage her imagination. On our day together we don't run errands, or do any boring 'mum' stuff, instead I try and make it as fun as possible. Here's a few things we love to do:
Because she is three dress ups are one of Tully's FAVOURITE things right now. She loves to dress up as a princess the most (of course) but she also loves to dress up her dolls... and the cat! I love hearing the stories she tells me when she dresses up, it's like as soon as that princess dress is on the imagination starts flowing and there's a whole elaborate world she's created. She's also started creating storylines for her dolls as well which is very cute.
Along with dressing up, Tully also loves to create dresses for her dolls- from play dough! She is OBSESSED with these play dough videos on YouTube and loves making play dough dresses for her dolls. She will sit for hours designing intricate creations for her dolls to wear. It's also something that is great for her fine motor skills, creativity and concentration.
I love baking. It's one of my favourite things to do, with and without Tully! One of the nicest things about baking is having the chance to share my love of it with my kids. My older daughter is getting quite good now (my son just wants to eat it) and Tully loves getting up on her stool and helping bake. It's a great way to introduce procedure as well, they learn how to follow directions step by step. Plus of course you get to eat it at the end!
With Tully starting school in a few years I'm aware how fast the time goes now, after all the other two are 14 and 16 and I swear they were born yesterday! So although she can drive me crazy some times having this time with her is something I'm loving and I'm not in a hurry to give it up.
Growing up my mother and I spent a lot of time playing with my dolls (well she says I just bossed her around and told her what to say until my sister could take her place!) but that's playing... right?
If you're in need of some more ideas for mother-daughter time take a look at this super cute video the people over at Barbie put together!
To celebrate mother daughter time we are giving you the chance to win a Barbie prize pack! The pack includes:
1 x Barbie Rainbow Hair $39.99
1 x Barbie Colour Me Cute $39.99
1 x Barbie Fashionista $18.99
1 x Barbie I Can Be doll $18.99
Total value per prize pack: RRP $117.96
To win all you have to do is Enter in the Rafflecopter Below- tell us your favourite mother daughter memory from your childhood!
(T&Cs- Australian residents over 18 only may enter. Items may differ from image provided as we will provide product from an assortment. Competition ends 11pm 14th June 2015)