Today I feel so blessed to have Misty from Simply Helping Him on my blog. She blogs about faith and family. She always challenges me to be a better wife, and I love her blog.
Speaking of her blog, I am over there today talking about laughter in marriage. So after you read what Misty has to share here, maybe you wanna pop over to her blog and see what I’m up to? 😉
Taking the Time
Lately time has been flying by, each day is gone before it has begun it seems. As I’ve been tucking my kiddos in bed, I’ve thought “What did I do with you today?” More often than I’d like to admit, the answer did not please me. I’ve felt very inadequate and a failure as a mom.
With each day comes a job, a list of things to do, cleaning that must be done, as well as cooking. Yet something must give. Time must be made. Time is slipping away through our fingertips, our children are growing up and we are missing so many things.
Where do we begin? How do we ensure we’re taking the time ~ spending time with our children?
This week I have been working hard to ensure I have time with them each day.
I always have an ever increasing list of things to do. Homemaking, homeschooling, daycare, blogging, etc. create quite a list!
Each day I have begun my day by making a list of things that have to be done that day. As I complete one thing I cross it out! That is always very satisfying for me!
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As I cross off one thing from my list, I stop and find one of my kiddos. We either play a game; do an art project, or something together of their choice.
This has worked exceedingly well so far! I am greatly encouraged and feel must better as a mom!
I find I have not only ensured I have time with my kiddos each day, but also I complete my entire list of to do’s as well!
I am sure to not make my list overwhelming, just realistic. I want to ensure I get all of the items done, while still taking the time with my kiddos several times throughout my day.
Time with my kiddos is more important, than a spotless house, or bakery items in my kitchen. This time is precious and slips away all too quickly.
I encourage you to take the time today, and throughout the week to spend quality time with your kiddos. Often a card game, coloring or reading together means much more than we realize!
As you take time to spend with your kiddos, I believe you will find that you enjoy your time with them. It will possibly become more important than you even realize! Your relationship with your kiddos will strengthen and it will become precious to you!
How do you take time to ensure time with your kiddos each day?
I am a stay at home, homeschooling, crunchy, Christian wife, and mother of two wonderful blessings. My hubby is a self employed fisherman, and a Mainah through and through, thus we live in Maine. You can find me blogging about faith, family and life experiences at Simply Helping Him
I just love what Misty has to say, on her blog I always find such encouragement and am often challenged to become a better wife. Go check out her blog, you can thank me later 😉
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