I recently posted an article on myocn.net. It was written to help parent attend as many of the Lenten services as possible.
Lent is a three-legged stool of Prayer, Fasting and Alms Giving. If you try to balance on only one leg, you are sure to fall. It is very common for people to make this mistake when it comes to fasting during Lent. We often get distracted by the foods we are or aren’t allowed to eat, and forget about the extra prayer services and opportunities for charity.
Take a moment to look at your church calendar. Does the service schedule seem impossible for you and your family? The standard service schedule for Lent includes Compline on Mondays, Pre-sanctified Liturgy on Wednesdays, Akathist Fridays, Vespers on Saturdays and Liturgy on Sundays.