The clock in my home seems to be different every day. Teetering between not enough hours in the day for accomplish everything I would like, to the minutes ticking by so slowly that I am truly looking forward to tucking my little ones into bed at night.
Is it enough to read a book to our children, teach them their math and spelling, prepare dinner, run the laundry (folding can wait for tomorrow,) and taxi here and there? Those are just tasks, minutes of doing and moving and keeping our home functioning.
As moms, we have the most priceless opportunities to make the most of our minutes, and what a blessing this can be.
I have discovered this truly beautiful habit of not keeping track of the time. I use to wear a watch and keep track of the minutes while nursing my babies. I always had a clock in every room, able to stay on schedule and keep my home moving in sync with the day. Now, I keep track of appointments and bed times, but only one clock exists in my home, and it is not where I am able to see it throughout the day. There is no argument that our children DO have to have a learning time, and dinner DOES have to be prepared and the children DO need their naps – but the beauty on the other side of the time-keeper, is this beautiful secret I want to share with you. [Read more...]