Kids spell love with T-I-M-E

One of our parenting mottos that we love to live by is: Kids spell love: T-I-M-E!

For us, we try our best to do an activity for at least 30 minutes/day. This is where we give them our undivided attention and focus on them alone. Children don’t understand the concept of daddy or mommy having to go to work to pay the bills and to provide food on the table and a roof over their heads. They don’t care how much money you make, but, they will remember the time spent with them. For us, we don’t ever want our kids to think that we are always preoccupied with more important things than spending quality time with them. We want to instill that family is so important and to keep that closeness with each other. My husband has a crazy work schedule. He switches from day shift to-night shift every couple of weeks. He works 7 days a week at times, and he finds out his schedule the night before. It can be challenging to plan outings in advance, but we make it work. My husband and I tend to get distracted a lot when we are home. As a home owner, there are always things to do around the house. Instead of letting our adult chores, or even television sidetrack us, we make it a point to get outdoors and find some kind of activity to do. It’s not about spending a lot of money or distracting them so we can get a break, It’s about valuing time as a family. One of our favorite things to do are sunset walks. My older son Zion loves to run around and have us chase him. No matter where we are, he always thinks we are playing a game of chase master tag! As a stay at home mom, getting outdoors really helps break that cabin fever us mamas can develop. You know that feeling where you feel like the walls are talking to you? LOL! I easily develop that if I stay home for long periods of time. It’s not always easy when going out with a nursing baby and a toddler on the verge of tantrums, but the memories we create make it all so worth it! I hope that one day it’s something they will always remember, and pass this lifestyle on with their own children.

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Kids spell love with T-I-M-E

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