Put both of your FEET down!

People complain that they don’t have a single Saturday free until schools close.

It’s difficult not to feel like the current is sucking us in. Should we lift our feet and let the wave have its way?

We forget that our children catch on to our tension easier than a cold!

We are supposed to provide them with security during this crazy time. We are supposed to resist giving in to stress and demonstrate how priorities and values can be upheld even when the stream rushes by!

Don’t get carried away! Put both your feet firmly down if need be. You may even need to start walking upstream!

  • Don’t answer yes to everything.
  • Cancel the unimportant things.
  • Set aside hours, half days or a whole day on your calendar and refuse to fill it up with anything!
  • Turn your cell phone off for one night. Don’t even get me started on social media or games!
  • Make a list of your values and take a honest look at how you spend your time.
  • Make one night a week a readathon or game night to loosen the current’s grip on you and your children.
  • And remember to have fun!