5 Mother-Daughter Activities For Spring

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For as long as I could remember, I've wanted a daughter to dress up with. I got that in droves! Here are 5 amazing Mother-Daughter activities for Spring. Try them NOW, and see all the places to wear your amazing #ReebokClassics. #MyDSW #IC #ad

For as long as I could remember, I’ve wanted a daughter to dress up with.

I think many of us have those thoughts before we have kids. We imagine what kind of kids we might have. And sometimes we’re close, but often we can’t even begin to wrap our heads around these complex beings. I knew I’d have a daughter who would love to read, but I pictured someone more shy and maybe more eccentric. Scarlet is a people’s person, though. She can get along with everyone, and she is bubbly and kind. She’s athletic and good at math, but of course, can spend hours reading. That’s one of our activities together actually, but SPOILER. When she was born, she looked a lot like I had as a kid, but now she has her own unique look, and her own flair. We butt heads like crazy, but also meet perfectly in the middle.

And I LOVE that we can dress alike. I’m not even sure if I should say “already” or “still” because I hope it lasts. I think that one day we’ll be borrowing each other’s clothes. I was lucky to have two sisters and we all three wore the same size. One of us was curvier, one was more athletic, and I was more willowy, but somehow we all wore the same size, and could share with our mom too. Scarlet got a jean jacket just last month that I coveted. I was so happy when my friend, Rachel, found me the adult version of the jean jacket. I mean – could it get more adorable than this? Jean jacket twins for life, I hope!

I’ll never forget that it all started with a red peacoat, and now it’s leggings, jean jackets, dresses, and more!

For as long as I could remember, I've wanted a daughter to dress up with. I got that in droves! Here are 5 amazing Mother-Daughter activities for Spring. Try them NOW, and see all the places to wear your amazing #ReebokClassics. #MyDSW #IC #ad

For as long as I could remember, I've wanted a daughter to dress up with. I got that in droves! Here are 5 amazing Mother-Daughter activities for Spring. Try them NOW, and see all the places to wear your amazing #ReebokClassics. #MyDSW #IC #ad

It’s not just dressing alike that I love, but it’s mostly about the fact that she’s proud to do so. Last week we had an occasion to dress alike, and she spent a lot of time putting together our outfits. Hers wasn’t clean so she made sure that we’d have enough time to wash and fold her outfit. I was charmed, I will admit. I love that she loves spending time with me, because of course the feeling is powerfully mutual. And here’s our comprehensive list of 5 mother-daughter activities for spring!

1 – Train together. Last fall, Scarlet was in a 5K and we had the option to join her. Cassidy wound up doing it, because I had anxiety about it and didn’t want to disappoint her. Now I realize I couldn’t possibly disappoint her if I at least tried. She trains twice a week for her upcoming spring 5K and I’m training too, because I don’t want her to leave me in the dust then!

For as long as I could remember, I've wanted a daughter to dress up with. I got that in droves! Here are 5 amazing Mother-Daughter activities for Spring. Try them NOW, and see all the places to wear your amazing #ReebokClassics. #MyDSW #IC #ad

2 – Volunteer together. Now that it’s spring, it’s time to tackle a community service project together! Pick one activity that will help you two give back to others, while also spending that impactful and meaningful time together.

For as long as I could remember, I've wanted a daughter to dress up with. I got that in droves! Here are 5 amazing Mother-Daughter activities for Spring. Try them NOW, and see all the places to wear your amazing #ReebokClassics. #MyDSW #IC #ad

3 – Find passions together. We love to read together, and make little dreams come to life. Whether that’s hiking, a family-friendly class or activity, or important events locally, find something to flourish with together. The sky is the limit.

For as long as I could remember, I've wanted a daughter to dress up with. I got that in droves! Here are 5 amazing Mother-Daughter activities for Spring. Try them NOW, and see all the places to wear your amazing #ReebokClassics. #MyDSW #IC #ad

4 – Road trip together. That’s sort of our thing. We love to explore new places and stay in hotels too! She loves a good room service picnic. Des often comes with us, but we started our scenic road trips just the two of us. Our first trip was Vermont:

For as long as I could remember, I've wanted a daughter to dress up with. I got that in droves! Here are 5 amazing Mother-Daughter activities for Spring. Try them NOW, and see all the places to wear your amazing #ReebokClassics. #MyDSW #IC #ad

5 – Shop together. In fact, you can shop as a whole family at DSW. That’s my favorite store! Be still my heart. I fell in love with it in New Jersey, and then had an incredible location to visit downtown in San Francisco. Now that I live in western MA, I was so pleased to find that we have a big location only a few miles from home. So good! Reebok Classics for the fam!

You can get a pair of Reebok Classics for the whole family today! I love the benefits of one stop shopping for the whole family at DSW. I never imagined I’d be going to my favorite store years later as a mama, but here I am, totally thrilled!

We don’t always match, but when we do, I can’t believe how much we have in common! We both like colorful leggings, red dresses, cool headbands, and comfortable, pretty shoes. I love knowing we’ll be running together in the same shoes!

For as long as I could remember, I've wanted a daughter to dress up with. I got that in droves! Here are 5 amazing Mother-Daughter activities for Spring. Try them NOW, and see all the places to wear your amazing #ReebokClassics. #MyDSW #IC #ad

For as long as I could remember, I've wanted a daughter to dress up with. I got that in droves! Here are 5 amazing Mother-Daughter activities for Spring. Try them NOW, and see all the places to wear your amazing #ReebokClassics. #MyDSW #IC #ad

And I love knowing that we’ll be doing a lot of fun activities in the same shoes! Scarlet always attracts smiles wherever she goes, because she radiates happiness, kindness, and a whole lot of color with her eclectic way of dressing/being.

What are you up to today? How about getting a pair of Reebok Classics for the whole family?

What’s one of your favorite mother-daughter activities?

For as long as I could remember, I've wanted a daughter to dress up with. I got that in droves! Here are 5 amazing Mother-Daughter activities for Spring. Try them NOW, and see all the places to wear your amazing #ReebokClassics. #MyDSW #IC #ad

Winter Fun (and I mean FUN) With Famous Footwear.

Last week we had the pleasure of doing one of our favorite holiday family activities – shopping for new shoes!

We went out on a weeknight, and since it gets dark so early these days, that always feels a bit luxurious – like you’re already on holiday break. Des had it in his head that he wanted “Dark Vader” (his words) shoes, and Scarlet needed new winter boots since only Des got amazing boots from Famous Footwear last month. I don’t know if this is a kid thing, or if it’s a “Bowman thing” since it still rings true for me, but getting new shoes/boots is so exciting for my kids. They talk about it a lot.

Every year after Thanksgiving, we get the kids new winter shoes. Last year we got snow BEFORE Thanksgiving, so we had to scramble to get to Famous Footwear the day before the holiday! This year, it was more leisurely and we had hot chocolate with marshmallows before we went. When we got there, both kids were measured and were delighted to find out they both went up a shoe size. They’re three years apart, but only one shoe size apart, and I know it’s only a matter of time before they’re the same size or Des is bigger! Then the Famous Footwear employee showed us which aisles to visit.

I stood back and said, “Go crazy!”

Des instantly knew what he wanted. Darth Vader shoes. There was a big poster advertising all the styles, but since he’s still in toddler/preschooler sizes, we had a great option for him, link HERE. As is always the case, he wanted to wear them right out of the store! He was enamored and even stopped other customers coming into the store to show them his new shoes.

Scarlet took a little longer. I know she was overwhelmed with all of the good options. Then she saw these boots, link HERE. They were in an aisle we hadn’t visited yet, and she spotted them and ran for them. We found her (new) size and she couldn’t believe how warm and comfortable they were. After we bought them, she couldn’t stop admiring them.

The #ohsofamous gallery is a fun place to get inspiration, explore what others are wearing, and see the variety at Famous Footwear. You can get inspired by seeing what others are wearing, and you can also share your own #ohsofamous moments.

Don’t you totally want Scarlet’s boots in your size? And Des’? What shoes do you want this holiday season?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.