Time…I know what you are thinking as I am thinking about it as well…we wish for more time in the day. In 24 hours as parents we get our kids up and off to school, head to work, pick kids up, and head to sports practice/game or other activity, make dinner, assist with homework, make sure baths are done, and see them into bed. Then the next day we get up and do it all over again.
How do we include family time in the mix of our daily routines? Here is an idea I found in an article from USA Football:
- Take a blank calendar and start filling it with “non-negotiables” such as work, medical appointments, school, etc.
- Family time is considered “non-negotiable.” With that said mark a time on the calendar that reads Family Time. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant. It could be making pizza together and watching a movie. Having a fire outside to roast hot dogs and marshmallows. Maybe a walk through a park near you. There are no limits to family time…just so it is you and your family spending time with one another.
Family time is essential for creating bonds, love, connections, and relationships among each other. Family moments become life-long memories.
“Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.” ~Mother Teresa
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