Kids. Sometimes it can be tough to figure out how to spend some quality time with our kiddos, especially when the budget is tight. But one of the best things any parent can do for their child is to make sure that you eat meals together as a family. At our house, I try to make it a priority for us to share our mealtime. And if dinner is going to be pretty simple to put together, I'll even let my daughter help, which she absolutely loves! Other things that we do together include her swim meets (I try to be at every one to show my support for her...after all, I'm her #1 fan!), "movie nights" (where we either rent a movie or watch one from our personal collection), reading together, and just going to local parks and hanging out. Sometimes I wish I could do more things with her that cost money like amusement parks, zoos, indoor playgrounds, etc...Not that we never do those things but for us they are kinda few and far between. But what I have to remind myself (and maybe some of you need this reminder too) is that taking time out of our busy single parent lives may be tricky but it's well worth it when our children realize just how much we value our time together.
Anything else I'm leaving out that's hanging in the balance? How do you handle everything on your plate? Please share...it may help the rest of us out!