“Mommy Makeover” is a popular challenge at YO Challenge. It is designed to help the amazing women out there who are constantly striving to be better for their children. Mothers we salute you, and fully recognize that, “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world”!
This challenge is unique in the fact that it allows mothers to choose their own
“feats” that they will be committing to. This was decided after organizing a panel of impressive mothers and getting their input of what type of challenge would work best for them. It was apparent that each mother is in a unique circumstance with her own set of strengths and resources. However, it was unanimous that each mother, with loving intentions, was desirous to improve herself, as a mother, in one way or another. This challenge is an awesome way to do just that!
So, below are some ideas of what mothers can choose for the three different types of feats associated with this challenge. Now, these are just ideas. For the best experience consider your personal situation, and then create some feats that will challenge you to be better.
Daily Doses of Love
These are the feats that must be done on a weekly basis, and repeat with each new week of the challenge. You can choose to do whatever is best for you and your children. Here are some ideas:
- Make sure their teeth are brushed both and night
- Make sure their teeth are flossed each day
- Ensure that prayers are said in the morning, at night, and during the day at mealtime.
- Read with your children 30 minutes each day (pick the length that is best for you)
- Review their schoolwork
- Make them 3 healthy meals (this is challenging!)
- Help/Teach them to clean-up
- Be there for your children when they get home from school (provide a snack, listen to their days, etc.)
- Help them with their homework
- Practice an instrument or sport with them
- Exercise with your children
- Don’t raise your voice at your children during the day
- Give them 5 big hugs
These are the feats that are just done once a week, but repeat themselves each week throughout the challenge.
- Get out of the house (go to library, the park, grandma’s house, etc.)
- Go on a field trip (zoo, museum, mountains, lake, etc.)
- Play a game with children
- Exercise with children (bike ride, jog, yoga, etc.)
- Make them a special treat or meal
- Do a craft/project with a child
- Play video games with child (learn to do what they love)
- Take them to church
This last type of feat does not repeat. It is only done once, so make it count!
- Create a chore chart
- Write a letter to each child
- Check them out of school
- Go on a special date
- Go camping
- Go spend the night at a hotel (pool, movie, etc.)
- Set some goals, including a plan, with your child
- Participate in a religious event
- Do a service project with them (make cookies or do yard work for someone else)
- Attend a sporting event
- Go fishing (you may want to bring dad along!)
- Build a fort
- Have a “sleep over”