How I reconnect with my kids

Being a working mom, weeks can speed by and I feel the guilt creeping in about missing out on quality time with my kids. A few months ago I told myself I needed to do something about this, so I came up with a plan.

Every Sunday, I sit down and plan activities for the kids and I at least twice a week. These aren’t grand plans but rather simple ways we can turn the mundane into an adventure and reconnect. My three year old loves a trip to the post office, where we point out the mural of the Chicago fire on the wall and point out the landmarks and trains. For my six year old, this means letting him plan a dinner once a week (including writing a grocery list!) and then we cook it as a family. This meal was a hit and breakfast for dinner is always a win.