Making family time is important for me. How do you balance your children, relationship and work life? ~ Ricki Lake {Guest Prompt}

Family PictureI won’t lie, when we lived in Pennsylvania, finding balance was hard. Everyone was operating on their own schedules ~ the hubs was working overtime, the kids were involved in different activities and I was working evenings and weekends. There were weeks when I saw my kids maybe 15 or 20 minutes a week and the hubs even less. My home life was basically falling apart. But we were doing what we had to do in order to survive. Raise your hand if you know what that’s like.

The hubs and I knew things had to change in order for our family to do more than survive. We wanted our family to live. So we started praying that God would make a way for us to not only make our family a priority but make Him a priority. Honestly, everything had taken a backseat to making ends meet ~ even God. But, for whatever reason, He had mercy on us and the hubs was offered a promotion that required that we move to Missouri.

Everyone kept asking us if we were nervous or scared but we knew that this is where God wanted us. Everything just fell into place. So here we are 3 months later and things are going really well…

National Blog Posting MonthThe hubs works regular hours and is home every night in time for dinner. This may sound like a small deal but this is the first time in years that we’ve ever been able to eat meals together as a family. The kids’ schedules have slowed down a bit so they’re home every night, which means that we get to hang out and enjoy each other’s company. We’ve been to the zoo, taken a driving tour of Civil War monuments, visited the Conservation Center and walked along the Mississippi Water Front. And I work from home, so the only thing I really have to do is make sure I accomplish most of my work before the family gets home.

More than finding more family time, this move has allowed enabled us to put God first. Now that we have our priorities in line, everything else really has become easier.

How do you balance work and life?