Mother-Son Relationship: Daily Chat Time & Family Fun Friday Link Up

One of the greatest girls we can give our children is our full attention…when we’re really listening.

Taking time to chat daily with our sons can truly strengthen our mother-son relationship.

As parents we don’t want our kids to keep secrets from us or to feel like they can’t tell us anything. Yet, do we really understand what we’re saying when we tell them not to hide things from us and to always be honest with us?

In order for our kids to talk to us honestly, we have to allow them time to talk and we must truly listen.

Our kids can tell when we’re not really listening and if we don’t pay attention to what they’re saying they’ll eventually stop talking to us.

Since beginning to really work on building a mother-son relationship I’ve come to realize just how important a daily chat time is to my son. In our daily chat times I’ve discovered that he is so much more like me than I previously thought. He tends to keep things to himself because he doesn’t want to burden others with things that he’s concerned about. (Just like me…)

By incorporating a one on one daily chat time with our sons we’re apt to discover their fears and desires and answer questions that they might not have asked without this personal alone time together.

I believe it is important for sons to know that they can and that they need to be willing to talk to their moms. As women we can help with questions or feelings that dad may not understand.

If you’ve never taken the time or allowed your son to talk openly and honest with you, it will likely take time for them to open up. When you do let them know that they can talk to you about anything, make sure you’re ready because you’re bound to get some really honest questions that you might not expect. So be sure to pray up before your daily chat time, you never know what questions or thoughts are headed your way.

Our sons need to know that they can trust us and that we’ll listen when they talk. We must allow them the opportunity to speak without interrupting them or shutting them down. It is our responsibility to guide and direct them, in order to know how to do so we must listen to them.

If you’re looking to find out how your son is really doing and help strengthen your mother-son relationship, then I highly suggest implementing a daily chat time for just the two of you. I know it has tremendously helped my son and I grow closer and it has enable us to have some wonderful in depth conversations covering important topics.


How do you incorporate time for chatting one on one with your son?


Today is Family Fun Friday and I’m excited to share my 6 featured posts with you!

Living intentionally and having fun this fall are the features at this week's Family Fun Friday Link Up!

  • The post Setting Goals with an Action Plan hit home for me this week! I’m an over the top planner and function best with my goals laid out. I hope you’ll stop by and say hi to Jenny from Women with Intention.
  • Gaye from Calm, Healthy, Sexy shared a great post about using essential oils to increase sensuality. I’m just getting started with essential oils myself, so I’m sure these tips will come in handy! Be sure to check out her post Essential Oils and Sensuality.
  • Another great post from Jenny at Women with Intention that is full of great advice is Living in the Moment. As a mom it is hard sometimes to ensure I slow down and truly live the moments and not pass through them, this post was a great reminder for me.
  • Do you allow your kids to dream big? Tara from This Sweet Life of Mine shares a wonderful post reminding how important it is for us to allow our kids to dream and to help them fulfill their dreams! You’ll want to check out her post, Help Your Tweens Dream Big.
  • Fall is one of my favorite seasons and I love to have fun with my family! Anne from Learning Table shared her Fall Fun post featuring her top 10 ideas!
  • You can never have enough fun fall family activity ideas! At Creative Home Keeper, Victoria shared her post, 25 Ways to Get Outside as a Family this Fall.

You’ll never run out of great ideas for family fun at Family Fun Friday!

Every week we feature the best link-ups on the web with free printables, games, activities, money-saving and organizing ideas, recipes and more. If you are looking for the best tips, links, resources, freebies and more – you’ve come to the right place! Welcome to the Family Fun Friday community.

Family Fun Friday is all about connecting as a family. We feature great ideas for family fun, and things to help moms get things done so they have more time to spend doing what they love to do – be with family! If you like Family Fun Friday, help this blog party grow by giving it a +1 on Google+. Thanks so much!

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I love my co-hosts Danita, Selena, Misty, and Herchel! Your links get five times the exposure as they will show up on five blogs at the same time. Woo-Hoo! Each co-host is featuring her top picks from the party so you get an increased chance in being featured as well. Each featured post will be pinned by the hostesses so be sure to link up your best!

Meet our Family Fun Friday hostesses:

Monica created Family Fun Friday and blogs at where she shares free preschool tools and printables, encouraging words for moms, and ideas for having fun together as a family. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google + / Bloglovin’/ Instagram. Monica will feature Family Fun Posts.
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Danita enjoys blogging about cooking and shares yummy recipes on her blog OTasteandSee. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google +. Danita will feature Delicious Recipes.
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Selena is a homeschooling graduate and a homeschooling mom to four super special kids. She blogs at Look! We’re Learning! about unit studies, foreign language, and homeschooling with ADHD. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Instagram / Twitter.
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Misty is passionate about women’s ministry and encouraging the hearts of wives and moms. You can check out her inspired posts on Beautiful Ashes. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google +. Misty will feature posts to encourage women and family fun.
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Herchel enjoys blogging about parenting, organizing, crafting, and having good old-fashioned kid fun her blog Scrggbug Corner. Follow: Blog / Facebook / Pinterest / Twitter /Google +. Herchel will feature organizing and family fun.

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Thanks to all my blogging friends for linking up last week at Family Fun Friday. I have a special YouTube Video for you at Thank You All My Blogging Friends! So many great ideas, crafts and things to do! If you link up, you permit me to use your pictures/ideas as part of future posts and/or social media. Now on to some fabulous posts for moms.

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Homeschooling Help for All Ages

If you’re looking for some help in homeschooling, then look no further than these features! Stop by and check out Selena’s educational craft features at her blog Look We’re Learning! When you have a minute, show her a little bloggy love on Facebook.

Check out these great homeschooling helps!


Fun Family Activities

All families need to have fun together and these look like some great fun family activities at Herchel’s corner Sruggbugg Corner. Follow the link to Herchel’s blog and if ya’ll have a minute stop by Herchel’s Facebook Page and show her a little bloggy love. 🙂

Check out these great fun family activities!


Easy Chicken Recipes

Danita has a great set of featured Easy Chicken Recipes on her blog O Taste and See here. Discover great recipes and follow Danita by liking her Facebook page here.

Busy moms need easy recipes! Check out these great chicken recipes!


Thanks again for all your wonderful ideas! I hope these Family Friendly and Fun ideas inspire you.

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About Misty Leask

Misty is a Daughter of THE King, Texas girl always, Navy brat at heart, loving Fisherman's wife, blessed mother of 2. She is passionate about being real throughout all of life's struggles, successes and dreams. Her heart is full of ideas and passions, but the hours in her day never multiply to get it all done. Misty loves writing and reading in her spare time. Music and photography are favorite past times of hers as well.


Mother-Son Relationship: Daily Chat Time & Family Fun Friday Link Up — 3 Comments

  1. Thanks for featuring my “Dream Big” post this week! And, I totally agree about daily chat times with your son. It’s very important to carve out time each day to listen to them.

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