Articles by Rachel Lazar

Spending Quality Time with Our Children


As a busy mother, I face the common problem of scrambling to set aside time to spend with my kids when I have a million other things to do. For us hard-working parents, time is very limited, and the temptation to use it to do errands, go shopping, clean the house, etc., instead of being fully present with our children is a strong one.

Besides finding the time, another challenge of constant multitasking is being able to slow down, turn off the disciplinarian mode, and just be with our children, enjoying them without demands or expectations. As a home schooling mother, I face the additional challenge of trying not to turn everything into an educational opportunity. I know this sounds ridiculous, but sometimes it is important to just spend time with my kids without making everything into a learning experience.

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