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