School has started back for us! My inner rebel fights a schedule but I secretly love the predictability and routine that school gives us. The newness of this time of year has stirred in me a desire to commit to a few priorities I want to fiercely protect.
I always have grand ideas about what is important to our family but I rarely have the backbone or strategy to impliment anything.
Thankfully, one of my BFFS, i.e. soul sister, ie. new blogger gave me the idea during one of our summer pool-dates, i.e wear the kids out dates, i.e counseling sessions. “Hills worth dying on” she called it. The few things in the day to day that are worth putting her feet down, worth scheduling around, and worth fighting for. The few things that are worth protecting for their family.
Taking her inspiration and after much thought, I also came up with a few hills worth dying on that are important to us right now. This is certainly will look different in different stages of life so for now I will just decide on what’s important for the fall. And here it is:
1)Family Morning devotion time:
Mornings can be crazy for everybody but we always have at least 15 min while the girls eat breakfast at the table, when we can read them a devotion. It’s important to start our day off in the right direction, get good conversation going and help give our day some direction. It’s a Hill worth dying on this fall. We plan to use these two this year (click on the picture for more info):
2)Reclaiming the bod
I have never been much of a fitness buff, but here lately I have gotten into a few classes at the gym and some yoga DVD’s at home that I really REALLY love. I feel better, I look better, and as they say, “When mama’s happy everybody’s happy.” So this mama makes working out a hill worth dying on!
3) Turning my phone OFF for 1 hour a day:
I work from home. (If you need T shirts, polos or promo items you should msg me!) It’s great that I can set my own schedule but I also have to guard and protect the times when I’m working and when I’m home even when I’m in the same place. Turning my phone off for one hour when the girls first get home from school has been REVOLUTIONARY for me. I have tried just turning it on silent but something about turning it totally off is just magical. It helps me remember that the most important place for me to be, for that hour, is with them.
4) Weekly alternating date nights: We implemented this a little bit last spring but look forward to scheduling this every week in the fall.
The schedule will be something like this:
Week 1: Mommy Daddy date night
Week 2: Mommy and Little 1 date night/Daddy and little 2 date night
Week 3: Mommy and Daddy date night
Week 4: Mommy and Little 2 date night/Daddy and little 1 date night
And there you have it. That is what we have committed to for the upcoming season. What about you? Have you made any new commitments for the new school year? What are your “hills worth dying on?”
I love to hear your comments!