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31 Days to Finding Balance

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Day 2 of Finding Balance

(bad photo from my phone this am before we headed off to cheer)

And there is my reason for needing to find BALANCE. If I can find BALANCE in this crazy life of mine, I'm sure to be a better Mommy! I'll have more quality time to spend with the princess and her Daddy. Not that we don't spend time together now, but is it really quality time?? That is the big question. I am a firm believer that it doesn't take money or big plans or expensive things to have quality time together.

So the big question is where do I begin on this journey of finding BALANCE??
I think the first step to finding BALANCE in my life is going to be to set aside a family night. A night with no tv, no video games...just "us" time. A night that we can play games, go for a walk, go for a bike ride,read together...something that will get us to slow down and just be together, enjoying each other.

I really believe that it's the little things that make the best memories! I know when I was a child, it was the hanging out together with my parents and my sister that we still talk about, that we still remember!! We remember hanging out at the beach, playing baseball in the street, just hoping in the car to go for a drive.... Those are the things that I want Lily to remember, those are the things I want us to be talking about 30 years from now!

Somehow my parents always made it look so easy...I know now, as an adult, that it wasn't easy!! Those are the memories that I want Lily to have, I want her to think we made it look easy!!! If we keep going at the pace we are now...I honestly don't know if that will happen.....hence......FINDING BALANCE. 2 of finding BALANCE is starting family night, once a week. Our family night will be Sunday evenings from dinner until Lily's bedtime at 8pm. I'm actually really excited about this!!
Do you all have a family night?? What are some things that you do on family nights?

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Great Idea. We never had a family night, but we did have this.

Sunday's were off limits to friends, extend family, TV, phones, music and work.

We stayed home and in the same room. We talked, played games and even read books and even had in-door picnics!!
Something you could impliment into your balance--is to have Daddy daughter days!!! Where they head off and spend the whole day by themselves!!!
This gives you a chance to wind down and regroup so you are in better balance to focus on them.

Nessa the Procrastinator said...

Family night sounds like so much fun! It's just me and my husband, but we try to do something every weekend together. Usually it's bowling or playing mini golf.

The Crazy Busy Bunch said...

Wow what a great 31 days! Finding balance, something I think we all need. I am excited to follow!