Put family time in your calendar first and schedule everything else around it.
I’ve always wanted to walk my kids to school. So I do. Every day I have a standing appointment from 8:45am – 9:15am when I can walk them to school. I book breakfasts, meetings and calls around that time.
Sometimes I need to use that spot, but I bet I walk my kids to school more often than you do. And I’ll remember that more than the meeting I could have had.
Ask for your kid’s school calendar from September through June like I do. Book off time on all the dates your kids are available. Those ‘professional development days’ that teachers get off are so random, but they make great days to play with the kids. This is way better bonding time than some school play we watch them in once and try so hard to attend.
I just got the school calendar today for the 2010/2011 school year. I’ll be blocking off ALL the dates they are off school in this week so I’m off work on those days to play with them and make more memories. I’m already looking forward to September. What do you do to have more balance & time with your kids?
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