Growing up, I took the fact that I actually liked my brother and sisters (with the exception of the occasional fight) for granted.

But, as an adult I realize not everyone has those friendly bonds with their siblings.

I think one of the most amazing parts of motherhood has been to watch that relationship blossom between my own children. To see an easy activity that helps kids appreciate each other,


And to further encourage it, I ask them what they love most about one another each day. My daughter's answers never cease to amaze me. Her most recent responses were his laugh, his rosy cheeks when he wakes up, and how he lets her borrow his toys. Since my son is just one, I suggest answers for him.

How do you encourage strong bonds between your babes?