The Importance of Family Quality Time

The Importance of Family Quality Time

If you have been following What Would V Wear® for a while now, you may or may not know that I’m a mother to a 5 year old toddler boy! His name is Kingston, and even though I’ve kept him pretty low-profile on my social media and on my blog—I cannot help but to feature him today, as I’m talking about all things motherhood related! Spending quality time with your family can’t be emphasized enough.

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This is especially the case in today’s society where it seems as if everyone is always busy and there’s very little free time between work, school, errands, and everything else that gets in the way.As a working parent I must admit that my life gets quite chaotic at times, and yet my husband and I always make sure that we spend family quality time together, especially on the weekends. Which is why I rarely post on my social media nor publish anything on my blog on Saturday and Sunday. I don’t want any distractions but instead I want to solely focus on my family. With Baby J on the way it’s also important to prepare Kingston for becoming a BIG brother. I’ve been showing him photos of what I looked like when I was pregnant with him. And of course, I’ve showed him his own baby pictures with me, told him stories of what he was like when he was a baby, and told him how excited mommy and daddy were when he was born. I hope this will make him understand that he was once the baby who got that special baby attention.

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 Luckily Kingston’s very easy going, though—he seems very excited to meet baby brother! He wants to play with him right away but not change his diapers, LOL! This cracked me up…Boys will be boys after all. Are you a parent and expecting your second one?! If so, do you have any tips on how you prepare(d) your first born to become a become a big brother/sister?! Let me know by commenting below!

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As always, thanks much for reading & have a fabulous Monday!

XOXO

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61 Comments

  1. January 30, 2017 / 5:41 AM

    Oh Kingston, what a handsome boy and such a shining light of love!!!!! I adore your devotion to family, you now how I feel about that, and you are the best mama, all the boys in your life including hubby…so VERY lucky to have you!! xo

  2. January 30, 2017 / 7:21 AM

    V your son is so darn adorable! My heart was literally melting when looking at these pictures this morning! You have such a beautiful family! So excited for the little one to be here!
    xoxo,Victoria
    http://www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

  3. Bubbe
    January 30, 2017 / 7:32 AM

    Great photos. Love those blue boots!

  4. Cora
    January 30, 2017 / 7:56 AM

    It’s melt my heart seeing you and Kingston…he’s so adorable…You are a wonderful Mom I know…
    Have a good start in a week…

  5. January 30, 2017 / 8:18 AM

    This makes me so happy, I grew up in a family that are always working and I do not have siblings so I always wished to spend more time with my parents. It is so good that you dedicate yourself to your family. The outfit is just amazing Vanessa and I love those shoes!

    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  6. waketonroad
    January 30, 2017 / 8:30 AM

    Family time is the most important! It’s so nice to see people who take that to heart and put work aside. He’s a cutie!! xo Bryn http://www.waketonroad.com

  7. January 30, 2017 / 9:43 AM

    Aw, this is such a cute post, Vanessa! Kingston is such a cutie pie and I love his little outfit with the blue Doc Martins, so adorable! I, of course, love yours, too! For us it’s a bit different. It’s me and Eddie’s first child together, but he does have a 14 year old daughter (my step-daughter) who lives with us. She’s very excited for the new addition, though isn’t expressing interest in wanting to help change diapers either, haha. Spending time as a family is more important now than ever before, in my humble opinion, because of all the distractions and pressures we all face on the day-to-day that when we really pause and enjoy the time spent with those we love and who love us most, it gives us a sense of peace and comfort in such a chaotic and demanding world. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  8. Nancy
    January 30, 2017 / 9:52 AM

    Oh what a adorable stylish little boy! He sure has his fashion sense from his momma!

  9. Tamara
    January 30, 2017 / 10:45 AM

    Kingston is the cutest! I love that he’s so excited to be the big brother!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  10. Dora Toubanaki
    January 30, 2017 / 11:15 AM

    Adorable! Such a stylish duo! Family is important and will always come first. I am not a mother yet but I appreciate the attention I got from my mother so thank you for doing the same. kids need that.
    p.s: love your shoes!

    Dora http://www.BangsBang.com

  11. January 30, 2017 / 12:34 PM

    Kingston is such a handsome little guy! I love how excited he is about his new brother!! I have a younger brother who is 6.5 years younger and I remember one of my favorite things to do was practice my reading skills on him. He would lay in my lap and it was perfect!
    xx
    Laura
    http://www.sequinsatbreakfast.com

  12. Janea
    January 30, 2017 / 12:45 PM

    What an adorable little boy. I congratulate you on concentrating on your family. It’s so true that we’re all so busy, but the time you spent with your children is so important. Thanks for sharing, beautiful.
    xo, janea
    theSTYLEtti

  13. January 30, 2017 / 1:41 PM

    Love the “not changing diapers” motto Kingston has! 😉 I’m sure he’ll be a great big brother. And, how adorable is his outfit?! What a little cutie pie <3

    Blessings,
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.com

  14. January 30, 2017 / 2:26 PM

    You are so right, dear V., quality time with your family is really important, especially now that Kingston will be a big brother. You are so sweet and caring, showing his his baby pictures, explaining that you and your husband were so excited when he was born! He for sure will feel very happy when Baby J is born and will feel like “responsible” for him, like a big brother normally does! You look lovely, so beautiful, with Kingstn and he is so cute! Loved his boots! Your pictures with jim are always my favorite ones! I love to see the love you two share! Many hugs, dear V., and a very nice week for you!
    DenisesPlanet.com

  15. Amy Arnold
    January 30, 2017 / 2:32 PM

    He could not be cuter!! It is so important to have that special time as a family. I bet he is loving hearing about his birth and time as a baby. So sweet!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  16. January 30, 2017 / 2:36 PM

    Aww, this is such a sweet post. Kingston is beyond adorable and I know he will be the perfect big brother to baby J. Quality is so important especially with how quickly today’s society moves. And it’s so important during their formative years too. Hope you’re having a great start to the week.

    xo, jackie
    stylemydreams.com

  17. Heidi Daoud
    January 30, 2017 / 3:25 PM

    I couldn’t agree more Vanessa! You are such a good mom and Kingston is beyond adorable. Hope you are feeling good, mama!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  18. thesirenconfidential
    January 30, 2017 / 4:02 PM

    What a great post! I love the sentiment, and of course both of your super cute shoes! ; )

    Oh, and definitely agree family is NUMBER ONE!

    xx,
    Cynthia

    http://www.thesirenconfidential.com

  19. January 30, 2017 / 4:13 PM

    Kingston is so sweet, Vanessa! And how funny that he can’t wait to play with his baby brother but doesn’t want to change his diapers! Couldn’t agree with you more about spending quality time with family. I’m sure baby #2 will be just as sweet as Kingston! Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  20. January 30, 2017 / 4:35 PM

    Yes, I agree family time is always important. Adorable post and what lovely photos, V. happy Monday, dear. x/Madison
    FASHION TALES

  21. January 30, 2017 / 4:43 PM

    This is such a beautiful post Vanessa. I believe that family time is extremely important. You are a wise woman. Keep on investing in your family. They are a beautiful family too 🙂

    Mich x
    https://michjosephblog.wordpress.com

  22. January 30, 2017 / 5:08 PM

    This is such a cute post ! Kingston is adorable, and I totally agree on spending time with family.
    I live away from my family, which can be very hard sometimes, since they always have family dinners, and I’m miles away :/
    I do have my boyfriend though, so I do like to not spend as much time on social media in the weekends too <3

    xo
    http://style-hue.com/

  23. January 30, 2017 / 5:40 PM

    You and Kingston are the cutest!! I miss you guys so much!!!!

  24. January 30, 2017 / 6:20 PM

    How cute is your littel one, Vanessa, adorable. And yes, you are absolutely right, it’ s very important to find time for family.
    Nina
    Nina’s Style Blog

  25. January 30, 2017 / 7:47 PM

    This post is the sweetest V! I love how you guys put family first and take time for family! Without a doubt family is important!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  26. January 31, 2017 / 12:21 AM

    Ok, so first of all I want both of your shoes, his poppn’ blue ones and your Star print David Bowie-esque boots. With that confession out of their way, Kingston will be an excellent big brother? Warum? Because he has you as his mamaaaaaa. Your house will be full of love and you truly deserve it. Sure there might be a few moments when the transition may not be smooth but that’s natural. Personally, I think that kinda never goes away- I know even at my grand old age, I sometimes compare my siblings r/ship with my parents to mine but that’s a confidence thang. Anyhoo have a great week ahead hon. Xx

  27. January 31, 2017 / 8:26 AM

    Such a cute post ! I agree that you have make time for your family, Kingston lloks so adorable, I’m sure he will be a wonderful big brother !
    Much love !
    Nina
    xox
    http://www.thecrispylipstick.com

  28. January 31, 2017 / 9:11 AM

    Your boy is adorable!! You must be so proud of him! And I totally agree: family time is super important! Thank you for sharing the amazing article! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

  29. January 31, 2017 / 11:42 AM

    This is such a cute shoot- Kingston is a natural in front of the camera, like his mama! 🙂

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  30. January 31, 2017 / 12:30 PM

    I love this post! Kingston is such a cutie!

    Our boys are 16 years apart, so the situation was a bit different… However, the then 16-year-old still got jealous, and we worked very hard at having individual alone time with him… In fact, when the kid was a few weeks old, my older son and I started our Black Friday shopping tradition. And we still do it today, nine years later…

  31. January 31, 2017 / 3:51 PM

    omg Kingston is such a cutie!! love your shoes and his too! And you’re right I think now more than ever it’s very important to set aside family time and just focus on each other 🙂
    xo
    The Fashionista Bubble

  32. January 31, 2017 / 11:02 PM

    Kingston is SO cute!! And I agree, family time is SO important!


    Amber
    All the Cute

  33. February 1, 2017 / 12:03 AM

    God bless you and your family V! Love these photos, so adorable!
    And yes, even though I don’t have kids, I do try to disconnect over the weekends to spend quality time with my loved ones! I think it’s very important!
    What a cute fam you have, seriously!!
    PS: His boots are LIFE!!!
    Hope everything’s great babe!
    XO
    Aimara
    http://www.waysofstyle.com

  34. February 1, 2017 / 7:58 AM

    This is such a beautiful post, Vanessa. I love the photos and Kingston is such a cutie! I am in total agreement with you about the importance of family time, and to me, weekends and holidays are sacrosanct! I know that some people have no choice but to work weekends, and I’m so grateful that I can choose to spend this time with my family.
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

  35. February 2, 2017 / 9:22 AM

    These pics are the cutest!!!:) I’m thankful that my family has time together on the weekends. It is definitely very important to us as well. Congrats again on your growing and happy family!!:)

    ~Krisztina / http://www.krisztinaclifton.com

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