How to Have Quiet Time When You Have Kids – Worshipful Living/ My Memories Of Quiet Times

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Sarah rambles. 
Worshipful Living : Quiet Time With Kids 

When is your quiet time if you have kids? 

When Bobby and his cousins were little I would have my quiet time at night after they finally went to sleep. 

Bobby and Leah….. oldest and youngest… were avid book readers and night owls when I let them. They were so much like me. Up as late as I allowed and they would sleep in late the next day.

Michael, on the other hand was up early and he would literally CRASH come 7 PM. He was very active.

 All were inquisitive. 

I read a lot with all 3 and made sure they each had their time one on one time with me. 

We would read before nap time.  Bobby didn’t take naps for long.  He would usually read quietly while the other 2 slept.  

That was quite time for me as well. I would read or write during this time. 

I wasn’t married so I didn’t have a husband to cook for or plan anything around.

It was easy for me in that way.  

I ran a home school/ daycare/ and before and after school program (With help) out of my home for years. 

For years I also taught elementary school. This was after my niece and nephew were back home with their mom. Bobby went to the same school I taught at. 

Bobby and I even shared some lunches when he was in elementary school. We would often walk to and from school together.  We really had it made. 

I went back to teaching out of my home again …when Bobby was older.

I loved it. 
I got off track. 

Anyway…. I made sure all of us got plenty of quiet time. Reading. Bible studies. Prayer time. 

Even watching Little House On The Prairie and The Waltons together. 

Always together. 

At night, when I was finally by myself…. I would often spend hours reading and studying my Bible.  Journaling. 

Reading books and writing. Listening to music as I did so. 

I was fortunate. .. I had a lot if quiet time. 

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Rowena says:

    I usually have quiet time after the rest of the family has gone to bed but use it for writing. Need to get back into my Christian quiet time. It’s dropped off, unfortunately.

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    1. Life gets in the way. My best quiet times are late at night as well. My mind is alert and I am usually clear headed. But Danny is up late also and I wasn’t getting it done either.
      Any plans for the weekend? Enjoy.

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      1. Rowena says:

        My kids are staying up later these days and well, I guess I am staying up even later.
        It’s a glorious Spring day here and after some errands this morning, I have lunch out in the garden and I’m going to head out there shortly and photograph some of our native trees, which are currently flowering for the blog. How about you? Do you have any plans? Hope you have a great weekend, Sarah! xx Rowena

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  2. Sheridan Johnson says:

    I am definitely making it essential to have a little quiet or “me” time throughout the day

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    1. Sheridan, Good for you.
      My problem is I don’t set time or take the time for really good quality study time/ me time.
      Staying at home ….by myself…..I tend to do too many things I don’t really need or want to do. I’ll get on Facebook and before I know it I have wasted 2 hours. Not wasted but not used well.
      I have too much time on my hands. I miss the days I was either teaching or working at the park. How are you doing? Off to visit YOU for a change. Hugs.

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