Time Wise: Parenting with Intention

By Jodi Rosser

Below is an excerpt from my first Growing Moms in God’s Word guest post:

Am I making the most of every opportunity with my kids? This question circles my head frequently. Maybe you have asked yourself the same question.

When my boys were younger, they wanted me to play Legos or build blocks on the floor with them. I was there physically, but my mind was often preoccupied with to-do lists. This all changed when our family walked through a divorce.

Time was important before our family split, but I never saw it as priceless. Now that I had to share my days with my kids, this limited resource was now a treasure. Every second I had with my children held much value. Like an expensive jewel that needed to be protected, I began guarding both the hours with my boys as well as the ones without. 

The minutes with my kids became precious and purposeful.

The minutes without my kids became deliberate and intentional. 

Ephesians 5:15-16 says, “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.”

Are you being wise with your time?

What if I told you that you have only 936 weeks from when you bring home your newborn baby until they are 18 years old? Just a little less than 1,000 weeks under your roof where you can intentionally speak truth to them, build their character, and teach your kids about faith.

To read my entire guest post, please click this link to the Growing Moms in God’s Word website.

Ruth Schwenk and Sandra Maddox have partnered together to create a new website called Growing Moms In God’s Word. I am excited to announce that I am one of the writers for this amazing parenting site. Excited for you to check out my first post!

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