The Quickest Activity Working Moms Can Do With Their Children At Home In Between Conference Calls And During Commercial Breaks

Hi! I’m Christine Michel Carter, author, speaker, multicultural marketing strategist, and the #1 global voice for working moms. I’ve written two books: MOM AF and Can Mommy Go To Work?. I’ve interviewed several celebrity moms, including former Senator and the first female Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Tamera Mowry, Kristin Cavallari, and La La Anthony.

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As a single working mom to a nine-year-old and five-year-old, I’m pressed for time. Though I wish I had more energy to do all the fun activities in the world with my children, I don’t. Or, when I find the energy on a slow Friday at work, I only have a little bit of time in between meetings- maybe three minutes tops- to do an activity! Even worse, when I have both the time and energy, that’s when my kids are playing on their iPad or are captivated by a TV show… and don’t want me around!

So, I created a way to bond with the kids in record time, when both of us are otherwise preoccupied. Sometimes both we and our kids need a break from one another. It allows me to do a craft with them (without them even realizing it) and ask them a question about their day. And the biggest bonus, it’s an edible activity so we can eat the craft afterwards! I found the quickest activity working moms can do with their children at home in between conference calls and during commercial breaks:

We draw with an edible marker on white fudge-covered Oreos.

Oreo White Fudge Covered Chocolate Sandwich Cookies - 8.5ozIt’s that simple. I keep a bag of white-fudge-covered Oreos in a snack drawer and Wilton FoodWriter Edible Color Markers with them.

Wilton® FoodWriter® Edible Color Markers
We draw funny faces on them, emojis, write words, or what we’re thinking at that moment. It takes no more time than a few minutes to do, but it’s a creative and expressive way to connect with my children as a working mom.
I hope you enjoyed the quickest activity working moms can do with their children at home in between conference calls and during commercial breaks!

 

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