Time Well Spent

Hi there! Thanks for joining me for my first ever blog. As 2018 closes out and 2019 is welcomed in, I think back of moments of the past 12 months. The memories that quickly pop up are those spent with friends and family. These moments are time well spent and time I will never regret. Recently, I found some family activity packets I put together years ago. My passion for family time had me collecting thoughts and ideas for monthly fitting activities, type them up, print them out, and staple together. Not only was this for my own family to enjoy, but to share with others as well. Here it is years later, and I’m finding myself still wanting to share these thoughts. So I thought I’d give blogging a try.

A quick bit about me- I’m a kindhearted lover of life. I’m happily married living in the same small city I grew up in. I’m a mom of 3, my youngest almost 18. That means I’ll be free, right? HA. I’ve owned and operated a small home daycare for about 23 years. Still going strong, so I’ve spent much time with littles. Recently, I started dabbling with a party planning business. So far, so great. People gotta have their cupcakes. Some of my top hobbies include yoga, taking walks, watching movies, cooking, crafting, and spending time with friends, family, and my fur babies. Some interests I’d like to be more involved with in the new year are piano, wine, and traveling. Sounds pretty basic, huh? Makes me happy though and that counts big time.

We live in a time where everyone is busy. Most evenings, families are out of the house for meetings and activities. Why must we sign up for this club and partake in that activity? Don’t get me wrong, I understand the importance of extra curriculum activities and community involvement. I just think we take on too much, too often. If I had a nickel for all the times I’ve heard kids express their feelings on not wanting to go to a practice or meeting, but just head home for the night, well it’s quite a bit. We put pressures on ourselves and our children to keep up with others and be as busy as we can. Why must we glorify busy? Does it make us live a better life? Does it make us better people? Absolutely not!

The goal of my blog is simply to get families eating together at the table more often, playing board games and outdoor games, talk, talk, and talk some more, and to come together finding ways to be helpful to others. I plan on writing each month about ideas for games, recipes, crafts, books, and more in hopes that parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles will find interesting enough to share with their littles. Some topics are, “Hooray for the Holidays”, “Home Helpers”, and “Game Night”. There will even be a “Parent’s Corner” with adult activities. No, it’s not what you’re thinking! Some examples would be making hydrating facial masks and homemade foot scrubs.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy reading my blog and get something fulfilling out of it. Let’s get back to basics of family. Let’s get back to what matters most. Let’s get back to time well spent.

9 thoughts on “Time Well Spent

  1. I love this Jackie! I need more of your ideas in my life too! Family and relationships are so important and we let our busy lives come in the way. I would love to follow you! How do I do that? Happy New Year to you and your family 😊

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    1. Thank you, Cindi! Happy New Year to you as well!
      If you go to the bottom of my blog, I believe down on the bottom right you’ll see (follow) click on that and it’ll ask for your email.


  2. This is exactly what the world needs more of!
    Kudos to you for stepping out and creating this blog!
    Can’t wait to see what you have in store!

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