A Little Time and a Keyboard: New Year's Resolution: Family Read Time

New Year's Resolution: Family Read Time

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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Our New Year's Resolution this year is called "Family Read Time."  This is my spin on "Family Game Night" where we have designated 15 minutes each day for each of us to read a book of our choice.  I purposefully decided that we would set aside time each day--knowing that we would most likely end up forgetting a day or two a week.  If I had set it up for just one day a week, we would inevitably forget to do it at all.  This way, it is always on our minds and someone remembers almost every day.  So far, I am pretty satisfied with our progress and ability to set aside the time.  Now, we all do read more the 15 minutes most days, but I wanted to set up a designated time to make sure that we were all reading something for enjoyment almost every day.  Between school, work, activities, and household chores, reading for fun is often forgotten.  I am glad that we have decided to do this because it is something positive that allows us to be together while expanding our own individual horizons.


  1. I'm a new follower from MBC. One of my new years resolution is to read 12 books in one year. That's a great idea to do family reading time. We do it once a week.

  2. I think this is a really good idea. Even though I'm an author, I don't read nearly enough books and am always saying I'll do something about that. There simply isn't enough hours in the day!

    Following from Bloggy Moms January blog hop.

  3. This is a great idea! I read your post on the Morton Arboretum. I live in the farwest burbs of Chicago and have been to the Arboretum a few times. I'm following you back! Thanks for visiting.

  4. great idea! (Found you on bloggy moms blog hop)