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4 Ways to Bond With the Women in Your Life

By January 27th, 20217 Comments
4 Ways to Bond With the Women in Your Life
by Sherrell Dorsey of Organic Beauty Vixen

This past Sunday afternoon I got a chance to spend the day with my mom, aunt and grandmother sipping mimosas, indulging in manicures and pedicures and lots and lots of laughter. We don’t get together often to celebrate each other so this was a treat to spend time with the women in my life I sometime have to “schedule in”.

I’m hoping that we will make this part of a monthly tradition to bond, catch up and get to know each other a little better in-between traveling, work and life. When was the last time you were able to really spend some quality time with the women in your life? Every time I’m around my older female family members I learn something new about life, love, relationships, finance, etc. Wisdom is passed down and if we don’t take the time to really love on each other, we might just miss it.

Don’t miss out on your blessings. I’m sure as heck working to make sure that I don’t miss out on mine. Here are few fun ways you can start bonding with the women in your life.

1. Nail Salon Sundays – Put your arguments aside and go pick out your favorite colors and magazines to spark conversations with your ladies. My family just started our new monthly Sunday tradition, why not suggest one to yours? Find a clean nail spa, grab a bottle of champagne and live in the moment of luxe and laughter.

2. Grocery Shopping – After our nail appointment we headed to the grocery store to get ready for the week. Comparing yogurts, salad fixings and recipes in the aisle, we all discovered how much we are alike and new findings of foods we’ve never considered buying. While only a short trip, you’ll have plenty to discuss while you’re knocking out your weekly chore.

3. Dinner Date – Sunday dinners are awesome with the family but nothing beats just the ladies chowing down and chopping it up. Suggest meeting up once a week or once a month for dinner at your place or a new restaurant to discover new tastes together. Sharing a meal with your loved ones is one of the most intimate things you can do.

4. Movie Night – Make you date spectacular with a monthly movie night. Let each person take a turn picking the movie and discuss over dinner or desert for lots of great moments you’ll cherish.

How do you keep close ties with the women in your family?

Sherrell Dorsey is a natural beauty expert, writer, speaker and advocate of health, wellness and sustainability in communities of color. In addition to creating OrganicBeautyVixen.com, Sherrell writes beauty articles for Tyra Banks’s beauty and fashion site TypeF.com, Jones Magazine, MySalonScoop.com and Posh Beauty. Follow Sherrell on twitter at www.twitter.com/organicvixen and connect with her on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OBVMedia

7 Comments

  • fabwtalk says:

    I am really close with my Mom and try to make time to have a mom and daughter day at least once a month. It's actually my b-day month and I decided to treat myself to the Jay and Kanye concert and I'm taking my mom. In all of her young 63 years she has never been to a concert so this will be a great time for us to bond, share some laughs and have a good time. I thought to take my mom because I can go with friends and hubby anytime. As for the other females in my family I have a sister who is 20 years older then me and we don't spend a lot of time together as she just came back into my life a couple of years ago but we at least speak 1x every week or every other and that's a step. Will try to get closer with her though.

  • Sherri says:

    My mother has 5 sisters and 4 daughters. We are all super close. I draw my strength from my aunts and sisters. We always do impromptu brunches or just show up at each other's homes with wine. We call it our Ya-Ya events. One of my aunts is battling breast cancer and this has really shown me just how strong we are as a family, with the women as the anchors. I've never seen a family like mine and I wouldn't trade them for anything in the world.

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  • dvaaunaturel says:

    I am very close with family, especially my mom. We talk (and text lol) a few times a day and spend time together regularly. We shop together and often do the things listed above. I spoil my mom, lol. Always doing things with/for her just because. Even if it's just me just stopping by my parents house to chat, with both mom and stepdad, I always make time to bond. Maybe it was because my mom was a single parent for many years and it was just her, my sister and I until she and my stepdad were together, but I couldn't imagine it any other way. I appreciate the bonds I have with the women in my life including a cousin who I am close with as well. It's important to me. And although we don't always get along or agree on everything, what family does, I make sure to connect because once they're gone it's too late.

  • LJudah says:

    The only woman in my family I was really close to was my mom who unfortunately passed away this past June. Our favorite bonding activity was shopping. We'd be out all day doing that. The rest of my family is kinda eh.

  • Anonymous says:

    I'd love to be close to the women in my family too but both my mother and sister have mental illnesses and are confrontational and violent when not on their meds, which is often as neither take them regularly. The only normal woman in my family was my great grandmother who has passed. Those who come from loving, supportive families are truly blessed.

  • Anonymous says:

    I'm not to close with my family it's been that way for a while, and I don't expect for it to change. I don't hate my sister but the jealousy and knowing that she has always been the favorite didn't help either. Not close with mom either, and to the ladies that have good relationships with yours enjoy it. I would definitely trade places with you ladies in a heart beat to know that closeness and love, instead of it being one sided.

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