It’s interesting because every year our children are older, our lives are different with regard to working or not working, being home with the kids, or having a new baby, etc.
For us, it’s really important that we create balance. I can get lost in my work, and we can also get lost in play. How do we accomplish both? This is the simple format we’re using this summer:
1) We came up with mom’s ”work” days.
2) We picked one day that is our “gallavant” day, and we are coming up with ideas of fun things to do on that day.
3) The other days are “flow” days. I will fit some work in, and we will fit some play in. We may create play dates with friends, or just hang out watching movies.
It’s nice to create some amount of structure AND some amount of free time and free expression.
See what works for your family. Have FUN!
[Traci Carman is the Founder and CEO of A Loving Way ~ How I Parent Makes a Difference. Join our free monthly Q&A calls: www.alovingway.com/monthlycall.]Tags: balance, children, conscious, conscious parenting, kids, parent, play, schedule, summer, work
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