6 ways to spend more time with your family

Sometimes we get caught up in the day-to-day rush of it all. Chores around the house, errands that we need to run, and work that we have to do almost every single day (if not every day depending on the person and specific job). Let’s face it - there is a lot that needs to get done. There’s no doubt about that!

However, along the way, I have realized how important work-life balance is and this year especially, I feel like all of us have really understood how important the people we love are to us. That’s why I think spending more time with your family is so very important. Here are a few ways to spend time with the people you love:

Have dinner together every single night

Make it a point to leave work or schedule work for later in the evening so that you can make it home in time to sit down to dinner together. Eating dinner as a family allows you to be a part of their daily conversations and to answer any questions they may have come across during the day when you were apart.

Enjoy the nice weather

If you’ve already made time to have dinner with your kids, why not spend another 30 minutes going on a walk with them after dinner? Our weather is just starting to get really nice. Tomorrow the high is supposed to be 70! Count me in, right?! Once the table is cleared and the dishes are washed, go for a walk around your neighbourhood. Talk about the changes you see and what your children observe around them as you go on these walks. The act of walking whilst you talk may actually make it easier for children to bring up difficult topics or problems they face because they have something else (like walking) to focus on when they bring these subjects up.

Play games together

Playing games together is not only fun, but it actually teaches skills that can be used throughout life, as well. When you play games, you have to think logically, figure out your best course of action, and also work as a team (depending on the game). These are important skills to learn, but learning them through a game makes it that much more fun and effective for children. One game that I love is pool! It teaches skills and it is so fun. If you want to grab a pool table for your home or pool table supplies in Atlanta, you definitely need to check out Absolute Billiard Services.

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Let your children choose some activities

Too many well-meaning parents sign their kids up for activities they're genuinely not interested in or good at, then face conflicts and power struggles. Not only is this counterproductive, signing kids up for activities just for the sake of being involved eats into family time. Of course, it's another issue all together if your child continually begs to sign up for activities and then wants to quit. Make sure your child is truly interested in the activity before committing to it. Also, keep in mind that even at a young age kids develop certain interests and dreams that they want to pursue. And, they most likely won't be the same dreams you had either. Be careful to choose your battles and accommodate activity requests where practical.


Have a family vacation at least once a year. The best memories I have growing up, was when we went somewhere fun all together. It doesn’t have to be an elaborate cruise, although that would be a blast and surely create fond memories! Go camping, rent a cabin in the woods, go to amusement parks, or even have a staycation. But do it and spend quality time together on vacation!

Serve others

Find a way to help someone else as a family. Do you have an elderly neighbor that needs help pulling weeds? Do you know someone who just had a baby who would appreciate a meal? Make the meal together as a family and bring it over to them. They will learn the value of helping others and doing it together makes a huge difference!

There are so many ways to spend more time with your family, but these are just a few of my favorite ways. What do you love to do with your family?

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