It begins today. This marks the beginning of summer for our family. It is the day that our oldest son finishes his school year and our routine changes. We get some more freedom in our morning schedules and flexibility throughout the week. While all those are good things, that also means we lose other realities…like routine!

Any parent of young children will tell you how important routine is and I cannot agree more. However, as a dad, I want to ensure my children enjoy life as well so my wife and I are always having the “balance” conversation. “Are we balancing fun and freedom with structure and order well?” That is why I loved the article “Balancing Fun and Order” over at Parent Cue.

I encourage you and your family to have some fun today, but also enjoy the order and routine of life as well. And as always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!