1. Excellent tips. My biggest hurdle is the darn phone. I’ve turned off most notifications, but between my blog and my direct sales business, I know i’m on there too much. I need to figure out a way to cut myself off from it more. Question for you: at what age did you start doing weekly family meetings? My husband and I love the idea, but we’re pretty sure our kids are too young still.
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  2. Being a mom and a wife stretches you mentally, emotionally, financially, and even physically at times too, hahaha! But, once a day is gone you’ll never get it back, it is really the gift of ME TIME with your family that is how you are truly present! Great post!

  3. Hi Jessica! Thanks for reading. That is probably one of my biggest issues too. I do almost everything on my phone. We just started doing the family meetings and my daughter is 6 years old. I think starting at 5 years old would be a good age to start. Hope this helps.

  4. Yes, Lora! Motherhood stretches us out so much, and tests our limits to the fullest. I agree with everything you said. Uninterrupted ME TIME for sure. Thank you for reading!

  5. Playing a role of a wife and a mother is sometimes overwhelming but gives immense pleasure in certain ways. The pros and cons are tagged along in these roles. Loved reading this post and was so inspiring and I can so relate to it.

  6. Thanks, Tessa. We unintentionally stopped our family meetings over the summer. I noticed a big difference. I hate to say we were too busy for them, but it happened. Now that school is back in session we are doing them again and they are so helpful in getting us to communicate as a family. Hope you give them a try!

  7. LOL, Lauren. I am right there with you. It is so challenging to put the phone down. I feel like when I finally do I remember I need to “just add something to my calendar” or reply to a message. I have to remind myself that nothing is as important as spending time with my kiddos. I’ve failed at this many times too, but there are those rare times my phone dies and I am good! Haha…I’ve set it down myself a few times too.

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