Me Before Mom Season 1, Ep. 5: Extracurriculars

We all have a little bit of FOMO (fear of missing out) and while that’s to be expected, how often do we project those feelings onto our kids? How do we know when enough is enough? My family took a break from extracurricular activities for an entire year and this is what happened.

Are my kids doing too many activities? How do I know when it's just too much?

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Are your kids in EVERY ACTIVITY? Do you feel over scheduled and overwhelmed? Are you a dance/soccer/football/hockey/robotics/band/choir/ mom (the list goes on and on)? This just might be the episode for you. This week, Bert shares her experiences (and frustrations) about kids and extracurricular activities. How did we get here? Why are we so focused on them? Do our kids even want to be involved? Bert tries to help find the balance between giving your kids the best experiences you can and making sure you’re doing for the right reasons.

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How do you know when your child is doing too much extracurricular activities? You can say 'no'. It doesn't make you a bad mother to protect your child's time and emotional energy. #parenting #sportsmom #dancemom #soccermom


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