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Exercise; bonding and fun times for moms and kids : Mothers with the children bonding exercises

Updated on May 16, 2011

Exercise; bonding and fun times for moms and kids

Cool isn’t it? But how can I do it, you might ask, actually you can do it, you just need to plan and don’t run out with ideas. With children, you can never run out of ideas. Mom, can we paint this, can we do this, can we climb the roof, all the mundane things you can hear from your children. Whatever time of the year it is, you can always have fun time to bond with children, be it summer, winter, fall or spring.

Actually the three weathers allow you to bond with them without problem, but then during winter outdoor activities are of course limited but then you can still have fun inside the house while doing many activities, then you can have bonding and exercising at the same time. Being a mother and creativity goes together.

jogging and running with kids are forms of fitness/exercise for mom and time for bonding as well

Finding time for a super busy moms to exercise

Moms are always on the go -- they are the busiest person in the world -- they make sure everything runs well in the family. They are still the ones responsible for the care of their children and the entire family altogether. They juggle their times working, taking care of everything while attending to their own needs and sometimes they don't even have time for themselves. The ages of the children determines the amount of time that mothers take care of them, as they grow older, the time factor diminishes.

It is important to incorporate time for themselves as well and exercise while bonding with their children -- Playing with them is one way to do physical activities while enjoying the time with the children. For others, they make the most of their time and exercise as well.

Some women will also ask and feel to be alone at times, yes that’s correct -- finding time for you and other friends is also best, but for most women even if they are with their friends, they feel guilt when they are not with their children. So how can you have exercise while staying with your children and at the same time bonding with them? As I have said, children loves to move and they are a bundle of “endurance” -- they never get tired. So outside activity is a suggestion for activities during warmer time of the year.

Mom with kids at park

Finding time for exercise and physical activity

As I have said, moms are always busy-- whether they are a working mom or not, other than their households, they need to maintain their health as well.  How do they manage to take care of their personal self is beyond our understanding at times, but they do it, and yes they can do it. In this article, I will share ways to have bonding time with your children while doing physical work or exercising. Being a mom itself is an exercise already, but finding time for real exercise is also beneficial to women’s health in general. What more fun can you have done bonding and doing some fun exercise with your children while bonding with them.

women are healthier and happier when they do exercise and do physical activity

Several benefits of exercise and physical activities for women:

  1. They are more confident and for aesthetic -- "beauty" purposes altogether. They emanate beauty and the fact that they feel good about themselves after an exercise/activity is good enough. Women are happier when they feel good about themselves, the happier they are, the happier the children are and the whole family
  2. Exercise and physical activity helps the cardiovascular system, our lungs become stronger and helps to regulate blood pressure.
  3. It has been found out exercise helps women with osteoporosis and several forms of cancer for women like breast cancer either for preventive or cure measures. Exercise is also good for women how have dysmenorrheal pains prior to and during menstruation. Those who exercise regularly will experienced relief when they have pre-menstrual syndrome.

mom bonding with childtren

Importance of bonding time between parents and children

  1. Bonding time is important for so many reasons and exercise while being with your children gives you more security and removed the guilt feelings specially for working moms, sometimes they feel guilty that they don’t have time and take care enough of their children.
  2. Children always remember the times you are with them, and they can never forget those times when you are having fun with them.. Fun time, bonding time, exercise time, shooting three birds in one stone.
  3. They are always happy and confident when their mom is on their side. These are the times when they enjoy and feel secure while they are playing when you are with them.
  4. Parents as role models : According to the American Heart Association parents should try to be role models for active lifestyles and provide children with opportunities for increased physical activity.

REESE WITHERSPOON with her kids taking a walk

bonding time talking to your children while strolling
bonding time talking to your children while strolling

playing balls with kids -- bonding time

strolling with dogs and the entire family, WOW

mom can go biking or with long strollers anywhere
mom can go biking or with long strollers anywhere
mom with kid having fun -- hoola hoops
mom with kid having fun -- hoola hoops

Activities that moms and kids can do together for bonding



  1. Walking is fun and it is time when you have time to talk and laugh with your children. You can also do this regularly even during weekdays. After doing their homework, they can go for a stroll with them. Make this a habit and it will really help.
  2. Dancing -- Now this is my form of exercise, be it boys and girl they have fun when you have time for them in the living room, set up the music and find a fun song, you stand up at the middle and they will line up at your back. Teach them step by step on how you dance, it might start up as a jumping jacks and then taking steps to the left and to the right, and backwards. Try also to let them dance one by one while you gather around the one who is dancing. It ell you this is fun. These days you can also have “wii for fitness“-- so try that as well as it is for the entire family. Be sure to buy a dance video so you can pop it up while dancing. Children loves music as well specially lively music.
  3. Simple exercises with your children is fun -- sit ups and leg curl, usually children when they saw their mom dong this, they will also follow what you are doing. The trick is to plan how many steps and counts you will do in each moves, like raising your arms up and down say ten times down an up
  4. Outside the house you can also go biking with them, you can buy bike on your own, or just follow them around a park, striding and walking, or just running around. You can also buy a bike that has extension on it so you can put the baby at the back with safety plus your other children, they will love it and of course you are the driver.
  5. At the park you can also utilized the jungle gym and monkey bars, if you can do it. In an open field or park, gather your children and do field exercise with them, stretching, arms to the left and right and feet to the left and right.
  6. You can also buy different balls so that when you go to the park, you join the children with tag balls, football or just balls to pass around. After sometime, you find yourself sweating and perspiring while having fun with your children and bonding at the same time.
  7. Fun with pets and children -- If you have dogs walk with them regularly with the children. Children always have fun when they are with animals, and more fun if the whole family walks with the dog.
  8. You can also play tags, hide and seek and a lot more ways, just running around is also good while chasing each other, just for you to perspire and the children as well. Traditional games such as kite flying is a nice game as well.
  9. It really depends at the ages of the children for example if they are too young, there are many fitness center where you can have babies and they are put in a glass like partition where you can still see them and wave at them while you doing your fitness regime.

Conclusion :

Yes it is possible to exercise while having fun with your children, that's how it goes specially for busier moms -- it can be done and while having fun and exercising together, an "emotional bond" is formed -- one which you can never find anywhere and it is a kind of "wealth" that each of you can have as long as you live.


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    • Sa`ge profile image


      10 years ago from Barefoot Island

      great hub for the whole family. great pics

      thanks for the hard work for us all. ~aloha~

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from US

      Hi Mick, thank you, TC, maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from US

      Hi Xonica, am so happy for you, thank you for dropping by and I hope your acheive your objective soon, Maita

    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 

      10 years ago

      Another great hub with great thoughts Maita!

    • Xonica profile image

      Tracy Trending 

      10 years ago from Scotland

      Hi there , weve not been introduced but I came across your hub via someone elses and just wanted to say its really inspiring. I gave up smoking last month and I have put on a bunch of weight....extra foos :( I know for my childrens sake I need to lose it again , and maybe with them might be a good idea! Thanks for sharing!

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from US

      Hi eileen, thank you dear and it is a disgraced yes, pity for their children as well, Maita

    • Eileen Hughes profile image

      Eileen Hughes 

      10 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Great hub. Too many parents do not spend enough time with their children. Many spend their nights at the pubs instead. It is such a disgrace.

    • rprcarz50 profile image


      10 years ago

      Hi there . Sorry to be catching up right now. Been falling behind a little. Was in a car crash last week . Don't worry I'll be Ok. My Mercedes did not survive the crash. I had no life threatening injuries. Once again the Grace of God has been with me. Amen to that .

      I really appreciate your promotions for better health of our next generations. The healthiest physically and emotionally will survive in the future. Thank you For Hubbing about this!


      As Always Also a2z50 Keep up the Hubbing

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from US

      having fun while doing it togetehr is fun, isnt it, thnak you LRobbins!

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from US

      Hi Katrina, thank you for your nice comment, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from US

      Hi Mezo, I hope many more moms can read this, Happy weekend, maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from US

      Hi Money, Thank you dear for your very nice comment, Happy weekend too! I agre with all your comments, and isn't this fun? Maita

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      Money Glitch 

      10 years ago from Texas

      Wow Maita, another great hub! I really like the way you designed this one. And the idea of the family bonding during exercise is just awesome. This is a great way to train the kids to develop a lifestyle of exercise, by the entire family finding time to do so. Thumbs up, have a great weekend my friend. :)

    • Mezo profile image


      10 years ago from Egypt

      I really like the idea of using exercise as a way to connect with your children and to have fun with them.

      All moms should read this :)

    • Katrina Ariel profile image

      Katrina Ariel 

      10 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

      Great one, Maita. I like the focus on how staying fit with your kids builds a healthy bond that can last a lifetime. So great!

    • LRobbins profile image


      10 years ago from Germany

      Great hub Maita! It's so important for kids and their parents to stay fit and I love the idea of doing it together and having fun while doing it.

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from US

      thanks and bless again Vladimir, Maita

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      Vladimir Uhri 

      10 years ago from HubPages, FB

      It is better to be involved than giving commands. You are great sister.

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from US

      DOHN< you are the first victim of this hub, you are the first commenter, hehe, I am so glad to have you back again and for your wonderful comments, what more can I say! thank you thnak you for commenting about my layout as well, Salamat DOHN, maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from US

      hi Sandy, yes very sweet hehe, Tahnk you, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from US

      Thank you QUILL< I feel proud to read your comment, Bless, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from US

      Hi Rev, have you got a kid yourself, I feel happier reading your comment, thnak you, maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from US

      angel, thnak you, how many kids youve got, they must be really lucky to have you as their cook as well, hehe, thank you dear, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from US

      Hi mystique, yes the daddy as well, but the topic for today is about mommy hehe, I got a pic see, hehe, but I know what you mean kaibigan, and I am always grateful for you dropping by here again, Salamat, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from US

      Hey T, I am glad you said time as well, youre correct there, are you enjoying March madness now, hehe, take care, maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from US

      hello, yes its fun how old is your son now? thank you hello, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from US

      rizwan, thanks, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from US

      MOW, take care also and I am so glad to talk to you again, yes bonding and exercising are important and energizing as well, fun to do with kids, thank you again and I miss you at the forum, but then always know that I am thinking of you friend, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from US

      Pamela, yes bonding is very important! Thank you, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from US

      Thank you Daisy, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from US

      Hi Kuya Dave, thank you, salamat for dropping by here, Maita

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      Dave Mathews 

      10 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Ate' Maita these are really some marvellously fun ways to keep fit. Thanks Sis.

      KUYA Dave.

    • daisyjae profile image


      10 years ago from Canada

      Lots of good ideas here. Well done.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      10 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Great hub and I'm glad you touched on the bonding as it is essential for happy families. You had a large number of great ideas.

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      10 years ago from uk

      What a great hub Pretty Maita! I'm sooo glad someone thought of exercises for 'mothers' as opposed to just giving ideas for gyms and other regimes for people with plenty of time on their own. Really enjoyed all your ideas....going biking with your kids is just so much fun or even simply playing in the garden. And btw. loved the pics too! Take care and all my love xx

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      10 years ago from India

      Ya its like a Fun

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      Hello, hello, 

      10 years ago from London, UK

      Hello, Maita, for a wonderful hub with great picture which give so much messages. I enjoyed it. It brings back memories when our son was small and I had so much fun.

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      Beth Morey 

      10 years ago from Montana

      I enjoyed your ideas for bonding activities. Fitness and quality time can go hand in hand so easily.

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      Truth From Truth 

      10 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks Maita, you made some excellent points. Finding time is usually the most difficult aspect of getting enough exercise. especially when you have children at home. Very helpful information as always. Have a great weekend.

    • Mystique1957 profile image


      10 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

      My sweet kaibigan...

      Very good hub, quite informative and practical. Nonetheless, daddies should also take sometime and share with the kids. It is important to show them the aspects of unity in a family. If there´s no daddy, well, grandpa or uncle or an elder brother can reflect the male example with love and devotion...

      Thumbs up! Salamat, dear!

      Warmest regards and infinite blessings,

      Your kaibigan,


    • anglnwu profile image


      10 years ago

      Yeah for bonding with kids! You've provided many ideas for this precious connection with our kids. I like your new layout with smaller pictures tucked in. Good work.

    • RevLady profile image


      10 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      Wonderful ideas for moms and dads with the kiddies. You can't beat the benefits of bonding and exercise and spiritual uplifting. I feel better just reading this Maita. Thank you.

      Forever His,

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      10 years ago

      So appreciate the diversity of your writing are gifted in so many areas and it is revealed in your love you extend out to all...

      Be Blessed

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      Sandy Mertens 

      10 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Very sweet bonding hub.

    • dohn121 profile image


      10 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Ha! I just finished reading your other hub,"Seven Simple Behavioral Tips to Lose Weight" and then this hub came about via email. You really are on a roll, Maita, not to mention you are getting better and better with your layout (if that's possible). Thanks for such great tips for mom (and inversely could well be used by dad as well or maybe Mr. Mom, lol). I like how you combined exercise with one another and how it's important for women/mom to be happy and stay happy as it affects the rest of the family.

      Great work again!



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