Our Family Non-Negotiable Time
I feel like the world has started back up again, school is back in session, practice has started for extra curricular activities, and there are things to be at all the time. Our family was forced to slow down, have nowhere to go, and just be together. It made us truly realize how important that time is together and make sure that we are making it a priority to spend that time together.
While we try really hard to spend time together as a family in the mornings, some days that just doesn’t happen. We either sleep through alarms, don’t wake up in the best mood, had something come up or a million other things that can make things not go according to plan. Zach and I chatted together and decided that having our little family conversations together was something that was going to be a non-negotiable for us, something that no matter what the day brought we make sure it happens. Sometimes our family time is during breakfast, other times it is during dinner or maybe while the littles are taking baths. No matter what though it happens.
During our family time we always say our “clouds & rainbows” which are 1 good thing that happened during the day and one thing that was hard or sad. After that we recognize one person in our family as our “rockstar family member” saying something good that they did that day and have a little family cheer that goes with it. Something we recently added was the Lucky Charms Magical Mission Podcast. It is the cutest story of Lucky the Leprechaun restoring magic to the 8 charm lands. The episodes are about 3 minutes each and it gives my kids something to look forward to during our family chats as well.
We have realized since adding our non-negotiable family time to our days that there is so much more magic in our home. We spend more time having valuable conversations and less time watching a screen. It has been absolutely amazing to watch our family dynamic change and us all want to chat with each other and find the time to do so instead of turning to our phones, TV, etc. Lucky restored magic to the 8 charm lands, but also to our home and that is something that we will forever be grateful for. It’s available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or on your smart speaker by saying “Alexa, open Lucky Charms Magical Mission” or “OK Google, talk to Lucky Charms Magical Mission.”