5 days of husbandless homemaking {10 ways to make memories}

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New here? This week I am featuring a series on Husbandless Homemaking. I’d love for you to join me. You can read a little more about the series here.

Somedays I fall into bed, tears streaming down my face, barely able to move from the toils of being mommy. To say that motherhood is demanding would be a huge understatement. Add the word “single” to that title and it’s no wonder that people let out a sigh of sadness when they meet me. BUT, this is about more than just surviving. It’s a God-given calling to train and disciple His precious souls for the kingdom. I’m not called to survive. I’m called to be victorious over my circumstances.

It is for victory that I must choose to be intentional in my moments. For in a blink, the moment will be gone. I don’t want to miss what God has for us.

With limited resources, practically no time, and a mountain of responsibilities, it can be very hard to find ways to make memories with my kids. I’ve learned to think outside the box. So today I thought that I would inspire you with a few of the intentional things that I have done to make memories.

Play in the rain

 

Repurpose items into fun toys

 

 

Have chocolate fondue for dinner


 

Play hide-n-seek



Take a walk

 

Have lunch UNDER the table

 

Lay in the grass and gaze at the clouds

 

Play with friends

 

Have a cupcake

 

Roll in the leaves

 

As we wrap up this series, I pray that you are leaving this week inspired and armed with ideas to act upon. Please DO NOT let this post fill your heart with regret over what you haven’t done. God redeems that past and we have freedom in choosing His way for our future. Let this be an inspiration for the next five minutes. Something intentional and meaningful that will last an eternity.

 

Your turn! Please share ways that you make memories with your kids.

 

Other posts in this series…
Introduction
Day 1 conquering the piles.
Day 2 what’s for dinner 
Day 3 road trips with kids
Day 4 discipline for the hurting child
Day 5 10 ways to make memories

 

 

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Comments

  1. I am so impressed with your ability to be focused and purposeful!  A simple idea that is always good for our family (seems to meet everyone’s needs):  reading aloud.  It’s a great way to be intentional before bed, especially!

  2. Erin E. says:

    Fun ideas!  My girls love playing in rain puddles and they will love it when I suggest we eat under the table.  :-)

  3. AnnGMorrone says:
  4. Love this!

  5. Brynn and Elin's Momma says:

    Dance party!  Turn on the tunes and boogie!

  6. Get in the bath with your kids, and let them splash away. It’s just water after all.

  7. ForThoseLittleMoments says:

    Love this post!
    I’ve just found your blog through Pinterest and will be following from now!

  8. being a single mom myself, I often fear that working full time will leave my children with little memories…I’m praying for rain tomorrow. :) Thank you, this post had me with a little tear in my eye.

  9. Jessica McKinley says:

    You are an inspiration and while I am not a single mom and have no idea of what it is like I can not imagine it is easy and you make it seem like a cakewalk! Thank you, you have opened my eyes and realized that if someone that has to do it by themselves can do it then I sould have zero problems doing it as well.

  10. Latrice Johnaon says:

    Family game nights. Eat at the table together. I like to talk to my kids and tell stories a lot before we go to bed. They shorten our discussion sometimes but i think they really enjoy that time we have. Playing in the leaves is our favorite also!! :) Im smiling thinking about it now

  11. My 6 year old daughter and I like to: have tickle fights, have a movie night/sleepover in the living room,spend hours at the library or book store, she loves when I give her a mani/pedi, we do crafts, have lazy mornings, race to my bed. Keep enjoying you little ones, one day we will miss even the moments we now hate.

  12. Your site has truly inspired me, I am sitting here reading your posts one after another. I can’t seem to get enough. I had an idea to draw an ocean on my sliding doors so my daughter could play with her fish window clings tomorrow. But, was feeling to lazy to get up & do it. Suddenly, I have the urge to but your blog aside & go get the window markers to draw that ocean. Thank you, your a true inspiration. I will be praying for you & your Tamil.

  13. This is my first time seeing your blog. I’m a soon-to-be single mama as well. I’d like to thank you for your strength and honesty. You have given me inspiration and that is priceless. Your ideas are amazing and you are a beautiful person. Your children are beautiful as well. Stay strong and keep that head up. Just know that your struggles are not wasted. You are helping women like me (and you), too.

    • Kim Sorgius says:

      Thank you for your kind words! I am so glad you are encouraged and please know that I am praying for your family!

  14. My favorite free thing to do with my daughter is have a “pillow party”! We put ALL of the pillows on the living room floor, cover them with a few blankets and jump on the pile of pillows and watch a movie and have popcorn! She requests pillow parties any time we have a “girl’s night”!

  15. (My) TEN Making Memories That Don’t Cost a Dime

    1) Visit the Local Library! (always a good time!)
    2) Make “fairy houses” (or fortresses) outside
    3) Feed the birds (or squirrels) pinecones and pnutbutter..old seeds/raisens old cereal etc.
    4) same as above but travel! (to feed ducks, park animal visits..)
    5) go on a walk to find “nature treasures” (and display at home or on porch )
    6) Visit elderly neighbors (with small homemade cards / or flowers )
    7) read to each other undercovers with flashlights
    8) have a “campfire” before bed: all sit on bed and play truth or dare / tall tales / scariest or funniest story / pass a joke book)
    9) Dance Party! (put some tunes on and dance on the coffee table, take turns sharing the cardboard papertowel tube mike..)
    10) Invent a recipe from what you can find in the kitchen (oj-milk? dud crackers with banana and pnut butter and raisens? keeper!)

  16. I get out all my old buttons saved from 4 generations and we play on the floor.

  17. My son is 9 and still loves to “camp” in the living room.

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