Time Management

Can You Really Make More Quality Time?

Can You Really Make More Quality Time?

Remember seeing a rainbow as a kid and trying to find the end with the pot of gold? Ever since my wife and I had kids, that's what sleep is like - always hoping, never satisfied. We recently added baby number 3 to our family, and sleep has never seemed so necessary yet so unattainable. When my two oldest kids decided to wake up before 6am for the third day in a row, I wasn’t thrilled. However, I sensed God telling me to take advantage of this early morning time. Instead of letting them run wild while I attempted to make a cup of coffee (like usual), all three of us played with Legos for the first fifteen minutes of the day. It was an unexpected joy. I started asking the same questions you do:

1) How do we make more quality time?

2) What about all the other things my kids are involved in? 

3) When can we find more time together?

 

Quality & Quantity - Making Time With Your Kids

Quality & Quantity - Making Time With Your Kids

I love coming home to smiles and big hugs from my son and daughter. It’s one of my favorite parts of the day. But it can be challenging for my kids when I’m gone before they wake up and don’t come home until dinner time. They notice the fewer hours that I spend with them when I'm busy. How do we find the time to spend with our kids? Here's a few tips I've found on making the time in a busy day.

What Are Your Non-negotiables?

What Are Your Non-negotiables?

I find myself pulled in so many different directions at times - family, work (plus a second job), friends, church, chores, the gym, hobbies. If you’re like me, it always seems like there's something I’m forgetting or something that falls to the side that doesn’t get enough of my attention. I often get more stressed when I get busier, but I don’t always get more productive. Spinning your wheels and going nowhere is really disheartening. Through these especially busy seasons of life, I’ve discovered one essential piece of advice that will help you focus on what’s most important.