In chaotic everyday life, parents can leverage the power of intention to ensure that, in addition to loading the dishwasher three times in a day or cleaning up yet another broken plate, they also fit in the actions most important to them – the moments of fun, connection, and closeness with their kids and partners.

Pinpoint the consistent, repetitive actions that you most want to make a part of family life. Setting ritual intentions ensures that the “good stuff,” like playing catch with your kid or having a silly game of hide and seek, doesn’t always get edged out by taking trips to Target or vacuuming the stairs.