Making the Most of Drive Time

6 Jun

Families today are busier than ever before. Between work, school, church, and any extracurricular activities finding time to connect can be a challenge. One thing that we can do as parents is make the most of our drive time. We drive to school, to the store, to games and recitals, and many other places during the day. There are many ways to make the most of this time. After all we have a captive audience (my boys have yet to jump out of the car LOL) with minimal distractions that are faced in other places.

Here are a few things you can start doing during your drive time:
  • Worship together – put in a CD and get your praise on
  • Talk about the day – chat previous day’s events and what’s happening today
  • Do devotions – talk about the Bible and how it applies to everday life
We, as parents, need to make the most of every moment. There are so many voices that our children are hearing every day and we want ours to be the loudest and most consistant. Doing these things during drive time is just one more opportunity we have to connect with our kids.


11 Responses to “Making the Most of Drive Time”

  1. theinclusivechurch June 6, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    Wendy – This is such a good reminder! My little boy seems to want to talk the most (and often about things serious to him) when we are in the car. And sometimes I just want a few idle moments…but really I'm missing my greatest chance to shepherd him. Great post! ~ Amy

  2. Hubba July 9, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

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  3. Meredith July 9, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    I have always played Christian radio in the car. My kids are too young to really carry on much of conversation, but I figure I can at least fill their ears with the good stuff, right?? 🙂

  4. Wendy July 10, 2012 at 1:02 am #

    Absolutely! I think that's fantastic! What they hear is so important!

  5. Naptime Review July 10, 2012 at 1:06 am #

    Those are great tips! Thanks for sharing. Newest follower from Jellibean Journals. Please return the follow when you can 😉 I am also hosting Mom's Monday Mingle. Love for you to link

  6. Wendy July 10, 2012 at 2:26 am #

    Thanks so much Julie! Following you as well! LOVE your blog and have linked up to the Mingle. So appreciate you!

  7. Wendy July 10, 2012 at 2:29 am #

    Thanks so much for visiting Elise! So love the Persnickety dresses that you shared! They are lovely!

  8. Heidi September 6, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    Yes, this is so right! Thanks for the reminder 🙂

  9. Grace September 7, 2012 at 2:10 am #

    Great Post, my kids are babies still but I when I drive I listen to Christian stations, because they have such great sermons and I want that to sink into their little heads haha

  10. Wendy September 7, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

    Thanks Heidi! Blessings to you today friend!

  11. Wendy September 7, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    Grace babies are learning so much at that age. Little sponges they are! So wonderful that you are planting seeds in them now! Blessings!

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