If your family is anything like mine, the start of the school year brings both equal measures of joy and dread. Joy that we’re back to routine—and dread that we’re back to routine! Gone are the slower, lazy days of summer, where the kids could shuffle off to day camp or Grandma’s house in their pjs, be flexible with bedtime, and read for fun instead of for a grade. Now we’re welcoming back the days of early wake-up calls, tight schedules, and school uniforms.
It can be difficult to find ways to feed our faith in the frenzy of busy mornings—and the even busier evenings, when there’s homework to complete, dinner to cook, and tomorrow’s lunches to make.
There’s no magic formula effective for every family, but there are several simple points that might help get your year off to a solid—and more peaceful—start.
Here are seven ways to bring God into your school year routine:
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