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  1. On Sundays, I try to do as little as possible. I wish I could sleep in every Sunday, but we get up early for church. Other than that, Sundays are pretty much reserved for church and family. We should consider regularly taking a break from electronics though. That’s a great idea.

    • Amy Langmaack

      I love that you protect that day for rest. Unplugging from electronics was the hardest, but most beneficial thing I’ve ever done. I’m unfortunately not very consistent with it, but I’m planning to work on that more when I get back home from vacation. 🙂

  2. Beautiful article Amy! I too struggle with the idea of “unplugging” and would consider instituting it in our home… but media is a way that we relax together as a family! A nice movie is one of the only times that my 3 kiddos will SIT and BE QUIET together! As for social media… definitely something we can cut back on in Sabbath times. Another idea is to trade off with your husband and use that hour or 2 of alone time to hole up with a good book, or the Word, and refresh yourself without needing to entertain a little one!

    • Amy Langmaack

      Thank you Becky! I don’t think there’s anything wrong with sitting down and relaxing with a movie together! We definitely do that a lot! But we also find board games to play, or go for a walk. I’m guessing as Sarabeth gets older we’ll begin to go to parks together and find some more kid friendly activities to do as a family too. Eric gives me every single morning “off” to have my quiet time and he spends time with Sarabeth. It’s their special time together. Then he usually takes quiet time for himself later in the day, or when Sarabeth naps. We definitely have to get creative to have some sabbath with a little one around!

  3. I try to set aside a day to only do the things I find relaxing and I know I am odd but I love organizing and deep cleaning so I often do them on my “off” day. Because there is no pressure to get things done I just start at one end of the house and work towards the other very methodically. I really enjoy that.

    • Amy Langmaack

      That’s so awesome Amber! One of the things I’ve learned is that your rest/sabbath day is definitely all about what relaxes you! And it’s different for everyone! I wish I found cleaning and organizing relaxing!

    • Amy Langmaack

      It did help us focus on being together more! And I kind told Eric I was going to do it, and that he was going to do it with me! I suggested we try it at least once. lol. It hasn’t stuck, but I am planning to start practicing this a lot more.

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