Mother & Son Date Night and the Importance of One on one Time with your Kids

mommy and son date

Rock N Pops Gourmet Popsicles

On Me:

Camisole || Skirt || Wedges || Hat || Similar necklace || Tassel Bracelets || Earrings || Similar Crossbody Bag

On Him:

Button down shirt || Shorts || Shoes || Sunglasses

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mom and son matching outfits


First off, give it up for my adorable date, you guys! Gahhh….looking through these photos makes my heart melt faster than these gourmet popsicles in the late June heat, I have to tell you!

I’ve been beyond blessed with a very supportive husband and two kind and thoughtful young boys. Our boys are both unique and could not be more polar opposite in their personalities. Honestly, it’s something I marvel over often.

With summer well under way now, I find I’m so caught up in trying to keep the peace and the boys from arguing over petty little stuff (stay-at-home moms, where you at?!) that I often times miss the simple joy of just hanging out with them.

So I decided to try a little one-on-one time with each of them separately, doing something fun that gives us a little mother/son bonding time.


Rock n Pops

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My youngest son’s very favorite thing in life right now is popsicles and fidget spinners. So, that’s exactly what we did. We stopped in our local gourmet popsicles shop and test drove a few flavors and then shopped around for a new spinner to add to his ever-growing collection.

(By the way, I’m not a huge ice cream person, but I had a birthday cake popsicle that had REAL chunks of birthday cake in it, you guys. Game changer is all I’m gonna say!)


mommy and me outfits

Perkins Rowe Baton Rouge


Here’s what I learned…

So, I really didn’t think he would enjoy this whole outing as much as he did, if I’m honest with you. I kind of thought he would just push through it “for mom” and be ready to go back home.

But, he really enjoyed being singled out and us just hanging out together. I also find I’m more patient and can better focus on having meaningful conversation when we do these types of dates and it’s a great opportunity to create some memories as well.

I’m really looking forward to doing this again with my oldest in the coming weeks!


4th of july outfit

mom and me outfit ideas


I know for some it can be challenging to line up a sitter so you can do these dates in the summer, but if you can swing it, I highly recommend make it a part of your regular routine.

Not only will you both have a great time being silly together, but it’s a bonus opportunity to throw in a few sneaky lessons on being a gentleman and how they should treat a lady. Score 1 for mom!



mommy and son date

plaid shirt boys

Mother son date ideas


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plaid button down shirt boys

(Photography by Renee Lorio Photography)


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  1. July 3, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    This post melts my heart! You’re such a good mama bear!

    xo, Sara

  2. July 3, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    OMG this is the cutest! I love your “date” idea! Too cute!

  3. July 3, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    Awww! Love that you two spent time alone together. I can only imagine how hard it gets when you have a million other things going on to do this. But, you guys look adorable and it looked like a great day!

    xo, Amanda

  4. July 3, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    Ya’ll are so cute! I love spending time with my momma! so nice you have a good realtionship with your sons

  5. July 3, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    This post is so cute! I love the idea of one on one time with each of your kids. Motherhood is the most amazing thing and getting that special time is so important!
    xo, Laura

  6. July 4, 2017 / 12:28 am

    These pictures are so precious…FUN! And I would’ve been all about that birthday cake pop life too!!!

  7. Ashley
    July 4, 2017 / 11:46 am

    These pictures are adorable!! Your son is the cutest!!

  8. July 5, 2017 / 8:54 am

    This is just so sweet! And your son looks so dapper! How fun!

    xo Lacey

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