Discovering the Joy of Intentional Parenting


How To Make Family Time Richer, Not Busier.

“For every mom who feels spent, finished, bankrupt by bedtime. Eryn reminds us with humor, honesty, and relatable experience that what you spent in time, patience, energy, memories, and do-overs was worth every penny. Literally.”

—Lisa-Jo Baker, Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of Never Unfriended, Surprised by Motherhood, and We Saved You a Seat

When Eryn Lynum was given a jar of 936 pennies (one penny for each week of her son’s
life from birth to age 18), it was a tangible reminder of how fast kids grow up. We only have so
much time to teach them, to make memories, and to love them while they are at home.

Through very personal stories and hard-earned wisdom, Eryn shows us that while we can’t control time, we can slow it down by living each day intentionally.

As you remove one penny from the jar every week, you’ll discover how to prioritize what really
matters—things like making your home richer in laughter, teaching family values in everyday
moments, and showing God’s love and grace with every opportunity. Your kids will see how
simple choices, like putting the cell phone down and going on a family hike, will make all the
difference. Together, you will stretch time to its fullest potential.