How Busy Families Stay Connected

Between homework, weekend activities, grocery shopping, and the work commute, you barley have time to breathe (let alone think). You’re so busy keeping everyone’s plates spinning that experiencing real, meaningful connections with your kids often falls by the wayside. 


If the quality family time you crave seems harder and harder to come by, and work-life balance seems like just a pipe dream, it may be time to revisit your ‘why.’


Remember the Big Picture


Everyone is focused on getting it done. But what is the purpose of doing, doing, doing? Do you ever stop to think about WHY you’re doing it all in the first place?


Most people are running themselves ragged for a very good reason – to support and care for their family and loved ones. 


If you’re constantly frazzled and stressed, it’s probably because you’ve lost sight of the big picture, otherwise known as your personal ‘why.’ 


When that happens, it’s crucial to step away from the business of doing, and focus on why you’re doing it all in the first place. 


Focus on Connections


You can’t grow and maintain authentic connections with your kids if you don’t have an authentic connection with yourself. 


Creating a strong work-life balance begins on a personal level – it starts with you. The more balance you’re able to create within yourself, the deeper your relationships will be with your kids. Balance is an internal phenomenon that radiates outwards and positively impacts everyone in its path – but it has to start with you. 


But getting in touch with yourself and connecting with your family is only possible when you…


Replenish Your Life


The holiday season is a time to replenish the energy that’s been exerted throughout the year. It’s also a time to make small, positive changes that can be carried over into the new year. It’s much more effective – and much more replenishing – to set small, achievable goals and meet them, than it is to make big, sweeping changes come January. 


Replenish what’s been lost by nurturing yourself and your family with good nutrition, exercise, and activities that have nothing to do with school or work. 


Build a Legacy


The greatest gift you can give your kids is a legacy of connection and inspiration. By pursuing activities together outside of work and school, you’ll demonstrate the importance of simply being together and having fun. 


You’ll also set an example by putting yourself and your health first while inspiring your kids to do the same. 


A wonderful way to cultivate work-life balance, connect with your kids, replenish your life, and build a legacy is by participating in events like Mom ‘N Me FIT. 


On November 15th at Nike Sportstown in Georgetown, 150+ moms and kids will come together for an afternoon of replenishment, balance, and connection. 


Mom ‘N Me FIT will be held from 12pm to 4pm, and will include:


  • Live bootcamps and workouts
  • Pilates classes and other mind-body connection work
  • Holistic beauty advice from industry experts
  • Swag bags
  • Giveaways
  • Door prizes
  • Mom-to-mom networking
  • Activates for boys and girls
  • So much more!


This event is the PERFECT opportunity for you to build a legacy of connection with your kids. Inspire them to stay healthy, and show them how to find balance between work and play, body and mind.  


For more information and to sign up for the event, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/780471578696412/


Do you want professional guidance on how to help your family stay connected? If the answer is yes, please contact Fran at Franb@afmsco.com or call 866.659.3400 for more information.  


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  • #1

    Leah Davies (Thursday, 13 November 2014 21:54)

    I love this. Your ideas are so important for parents to consider.

    You may be interested in a related article,"Is Family Mealtime Important?" at:
    http://www.kellybear.com/ParentTips/ParentTip7.html #1 is: "KEEP IN MIND THAT IF YOU ARE TOO BUSY TO HAVE FAMILY MEALS, YOU MAY BE TOO BUSY. Plan ahead, think creatively, and make adjustments to fit your family's schedule. For example, you may want to change the time of day you eat together or have a picnic on a blanket before or after a ball game."