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10 Ways to Make Memories

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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.

Family time is precious. Looking for ways to make the most out of your time together without spending money? Here are 10 ways to make memories without a penny.
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…
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



  1. says

    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.  :-)

    • Tonya says

      Some of my fondest memories with my mom is dancing in the kitchen to oldies. My son and I dance all the time. Great fun, great memories and good exercise too.

  3. ForThoseLittleMoments says

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

  4. Sandi F says

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. Diana says

    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.

  8. Jean says

    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.

  9. Mimi says

    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!

  10. Rachel says

    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”!

  11. says

    (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!)

  12. Lauren says

    I loved this. It brightened my day and inspired my heart. Sometimes I too am overwhelmed and then feel guilty about not making the most of the precious moments with my little guy. Thanks for writing this. God bless!

  13. Elaine says

    We are having grandma camp, pebble art, leaf rubbings, sand candles from left over candles and tea lights they even float. We’re a single mom and grandma no money, lots of prayer. Love, fun with friends and too much work but our grace soon to be 7 is a treasure.

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