30 Day Family Challenge

30 Day Family Challenge

The challenge for me when it comes to weight loss, decluttering or generally any life changing actions is that I refuse to hold me accountable. I accept my excuses – and even help me come up with some. I relate closely to the struggles I am going through so I always lean towards forgiveness. I just have not found a way to push me beyond where I am and instead choose to let me get away with coasting.

Several years ago, I had two small children, a smaller home and WAY more stuff. My husband worked in a neighboring town that required a little over an hour commute each way – which meant he was out of the house from 6 am to 6 pm on most days.

During this same period of my life, I hosted a weekly bible study for home school moms – and they always brought their kids. The kids played. The moms shared. We all had lunch afterwards.

Thinking back to this time in my life, I had more to do and less time to do it but I still got it done. I have determined that it was the fact that I had to get it done that made the doing possible. I was accountable – to the kids, to my husband and to the families that came over each week (did I mention we also had two cats living in the house at the time).

It seems crazy to me now – that any of it was possible. But it got done and I was blessed in the doing.

This weekend, I challenged my entire family to get to doing. I created a sheet to write out all of our accomplishments and steps taken during the challenge. That means that I am accountable to them and they are accountable to me. Yesterday, we spent most of the day as a family getting things in order and prepared for the challenge.

Today it is a go. I am putting actions to the words I speak (and write) and know that it will make all the difference.

Dare to join us?

For the next 30 days, write down these six things: what you watch on tv (or the time you spend watching); what you play – electronics, games, social media ouch!; chores you do; exercise or activities; Scripture you read; books you read (number of chapters).

Nothing complicated. Nothing too detailed. Just a thirty day challenge to make me and my family more aware of what, when and how we do what we do.

Be blessed,


Kathryn Lang

#Hope builder. #Dream inspirer. Master of “it’s all about #relationships.” Aficionado of inappropriate laughter, Kathryn Lang believe we can all fly and works to help others find the time to make their dreams come true. She shares with people that are trying to walk the tightrope of family, work, and faith – and keep them all in the right balance. Contact Kathryn today to speak or teach at your next event.

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