Cara is a mom with four boys. She says, “Cost, time…no matter how you shake it, it’s a challenge.” She suggests one sport per kid per season. Even THAT’S expensive and time-consuming. She actually prays over her calendar every season, and so far God has provided. Because eating together is a priority for her family, “portable meals at fields or chips and cheese after games” when they get home are frequent. But she says, “DO WHAT IS BEST FOR YOUR FAMILY”—and never feel guilty about “what…works for you.” She says sometimes she misses being home, but while it’s crazy-busy, it’s fun watching your kids “do what they love, try new things, step out of their comfort zone, and learn.” Spiritual lesson? Don’t let these events become idols.

Based on a Facebook post by Cara Campbell, a mom to four boys. Used by permission.

Suggested Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:14,, 1 John 5:21