Too many options, FOMO, To-Do Lists, and Endless Planning feature in this episode of Millennial Maa, as Puja & Shruthi try to figure out what might be the best way to enjoy summer AND manage that EXTRA energy. Summer is a great time to relax, take a break, and try out new places & things. But not for most mothers who find it difficult to relax as they have to work out their kid's "Schedule".
In the latest episode of the podcast "The Millennial Maa," hosts Pooja and Shruthi discuss the challenges of planning summer vacation activities for their children. Pooja has booked her son into a variety of classes, including swimming, dance, gymnastics, art, and craft. However, Shruthi is concerned that Pooja is overdoing it. She argues that too many activities will not allow Pooja's son to relax and enjoy his summer vacation.
Pooja is initially defensive, but she eventually comes to see Shruthi's point. She agrees to scale back her plans and focus on a few key activities. This is a valuable lesson for all parents, as it is important to find a balance between providing our children with enriching experiences and giving them time to simply be kids.
In addition to discussing summer vacation planning, Pooja and Shruthi also share their wins and fails as parents. Pooja tells a story about how she once booked tickets for a movie only to discover that the show was for the next day. On the other hand, she also recounts the time when she successfully engaged her child in an activity at the mall after their movie plans fell through.
These stories are a reminder that parenting is not always easy, but it is always full of learning opportunities. Pooja and Shruthi's willingness to share their experiences is a valuable resource for other parents, as it helps us to feel less alone and more connected to our fellow mothers.
The podcast "The Millennial Ma" is a refreshing take on parenting content. Pooja and Shruthi's conversation is informal and relatable, and they offer practical advice that is easy to implement. If you are a parent looking for a podcast that will make you laugh, cry, and feel understood, then "The Millennial Ma" is definitely worth a listen.
Here are some tips for planning summer vacation activities for your children:
- Start planning early. This will give you more time to research activities and book classes.
- Consider your child's interests. What do they enjoy doing? What are they good at?
- Choose a variety of activities. This will help keep your child engaged and prevent them from getting bored.
- Don't overschedule. Too many activities can be overwhelming for children.
- Leave some time for free play. This is important for children to relax and recharge.
- Be flexible. Things don't always go according to plan, so be prepared to make changes.
Remember, the most important thing is to have fun! Summer vacation is a time for children to explore their interests and make memories. So relax, enjoy the time with your kids, and let them have some fun.
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