Rest is intentional loosening-up. It is not inactivity. Our family schedule is often bombarded with the daily, immediate, and superficial demands of life. Rest should provide a temporary relief away from our attempts to fix the world so that we could have the time and attitude to appreciate what God has been doing all along.
This may sound counterintuitive but some of my most restful moments have often been shared with my husband while taking our morning walks and sharing our spiritual reflections with each other.