There are a thousand different things going on, one hundred invitations and activities and good opportunities. But that does not mean we need to do them all!
Often we have to say no, even to good things. For us, in this season that means no to Wednesday night church, no to sports, no to more involvement in a ministry at church, no to spending a lot of time decorating my house, no to sewing.
Protect little schedules, I tell myself. They need time to play in the back yard and days when we stay in our pajamas until 4pm. The need a break from finding their shoes and loading up in the car.
We need margin in our schedule so we can make play dough, read books, and wrestle with our brother!
Easier said than done.
Don't feel guilty for not being busy.
One of the best things you'll ever learn in life is to say no. - my dad