5 Mother-Daughter Bonding Activities


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Hit the Road
A road trip with your little bestie is a wonderful way to connect.
A road trip with your little bestie is a wonderful way to connect.
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A vacay with Mom is the perfect opportunity to take all those trips that the men in your family wouldn't be caught dead on. You can keep it close to home by exploring the cultural offerings of your city, like the ballet, theater or even the opera. If you can swing it financially, a trip to one of the cultural and shopping meccas of the world, like New York City, is a rite of passage for girls.

Be the first to show your daughter the phenomenon that is Bloomingdale's, haggle for deals on merchandise in Chinatown or hit as many Broadway shows as possible. Chances are you'll both be bowled over by big-city offerings, making the trip both memorable and enjoyable.

If the big city isn't your style, consider taking a road trip to the beach or just picking a nearby destination at random. Taking yourself out of your work and home element will surely show your girl that you're more than just her personal chef and housekeeper. Plus, all that travel time will give you both ample opportunity to create plenty of memories.