Discovering the Joy of Intentional Parenting

We have 936 weeks between the birth of our child and when they turn eighteen. How are we investing that time?

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.

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Endorsements For 936 Pennies

“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

What a beautiful and tangible reminder that each day with our children is a gift.  It’s very easy these days to squander our pennies.  We’re spending too much time texting, posting, and emailing, and so are our kids.  936 Pennies will help you reclaim your days to invest in what really matters. “

—Arlene Pellicane

Speaker and author of Calm, Cool, and Connected, and Co-author of Growing Up Social

“Every single month I find myself asking, ‘Where did the time go?’ And don’t even get me started on holidays and milestones and new school years. It seems like, no matter how hard I try to hold onto it, time slips through my fingers as my children grow up with increasing speed. If I let it, both accepting this reality or trying to change it can be overwhelming as a parent who desires to be intentional, to make a difference, to steward well the children God has given me. Thankfully, 936 Pennies by Eryn Lynum is a resource any parent can use to replace confusion and chaos with purpose and value. If you are tired of looking back and wondering where the time has gone, this book will help you capture the moments God has given your family and make the most of your time together.”

—Mary Carver

Co-author of Choose Joy: Finding Hope & Purpose When Life Hurts