My family is by far the most important thing in my life. I’m sure you feel the same. With 5 kids, family life is chaotic, to say the least! I’m so lucky to have a very supportive husband, and together we do our best to raise children with good moral values.
We’ve all heard it before, and I’m a very strong believer that, families are the most important unit in society. Communities thrive when they are made up of good families with solid moral values.
All that is great, but we all know that family life can, emotionally speaking, make you feel like you just stepped off a ride at an amusement park. The highs are thrilling and the lows are depressing. The only way to thrive is to learn to enjoy the ride.
Encouragement For Moms
Moms everywhere, you have my respect. Being a mom is the most difficult thing I have ever done. Which is why it was so upsetting to me when Baby #1 announced during our family devotional one morning that, “Dad goes to work and mom just stays home and hangs out all day.” He must have missed the part where I cooked his meals, did his laundry and homeschooled him. So, all you underappreciated moms out there, I see you.
Here are some words of encouragement and advice for your mom life.
Family is not an important thing it’s everything.Michael J. Fox
Why is it that we have to spend so much time and effort to prepare for a career but the most important job we’ll ever do doesn’t even come with an instruction manual?! Parents are responsible for teaching their children all the things they need to know to be good, independent adults. Here are a few things that have worked for me.
- 5 Ways Family History Can Help Your Child Succeed in School
- 8 Best Reasons To Ditch the Boredom Busters
Family history is my passion. Old records, old pictures, (anything old really) is incredibly fascinating to me. If you have never looked into the story of your family I would pretty much beg you to give it a chance. Family history has magical powers. It’s addictive. (The only addiction I recommend.) It’s fun. To learn more or to learn how to get started there are some very helpful links below.
More Family Life Resources for You:
- FamilySearch.org– Family Search is one of my favorite resources I use to research my family history. It is a service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but you do not have to be a member in order to sign up for a free account. Their databases are full of over 2 billion records so you are sure to find a hidden family treasure.
- Teaching Self-Government – Nicholeen Peck’s book, Parenting: A House United is the parenting “instruction manual” that I use at my house. Her Teaching Self-Government program is a phenomenal resource for creating a happy home.