Now that the kids are back in school, schedules can become extremely busy. This time of year family members can be pulled apart because of various after-school activities, sporting events and homework. In fact, many families find that unless they schedule family together time, weeks can pass by without the family spending any meaningful time together.
Many years ago when my kids were very young, my family designated every Monday night as our “Family Home Evening” time together. On that night we made sure no other commitments spoiled our family time and everyone planned to be at home. That meant everyone was home by 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner together, play some games, share stories, learn something new and serve up a special sweet treat for the whole family before bedtime.
If your family is stressed and finding you have very little “together time” these days, consider picking one special night each week for your family designated only for yourselves. I’m sure you will enjoy the results as much as we do.