Being a family means you have each other’s back in good times and in bad. You live together and are dependent upon one another for many different areas of your life. Of course, there will be arguments and tough times, but there will also be fun adventures and long-lasting memories.
There’s not a whole lot a family needs to do well together. It’s a fairly simple formula and can be done if the proper balance is in place. Whatever you do, don’t give up because there’s always hope for a brighter future. See simple things every family needs to succeed.
Every family has to have a plan, whether it’s for dinner or when heading to the grocery store. You can’t leave home without a list of what everyone needs, including items for the dog. That’s why there’s a dog food buying guide, to help get you through the trip to the store with the kids. Otherwise, you’d be standing in the aisles trying to decide what to buy while your children become quickly impatient. There also needs to be a plan when you’re going on vacation or getting ready for school. Your household requires having some sort of structure and organization in place to survive. Otherwise, you’ll experience pure chaos and nothing will get done.
Of course, a family needs love. There’s love for one another that’s felt all of the time. It’s even present when the family isn’t physically together. Love is what keeps the bond strong and makes you go that extra mile for another person when you really don’t feel like it. It’s important families spread love to each other and show it in the household. Love is what carries you through those tough times and makes you feel extra happy when all is well. There’s no stopping a strong love connection.
A family household must have the patience for one another. It’s about taking turns and being flexible in different situations. You have to have patience with yourself and those around you as you go throughout your day. The more patient you are, the less conflict there tends to be. This makes it a more peaceful place to live. Parents are good at having patience and keeping their cool in difficult situations. Kids learn from this and start to mimic the good behavior. The combination of patience and love builds a strong connection between family members.
There needs to be fun in the household too. It can’t be all seriousness. Laughter is the best medicine and is contagious. Once someone gets going, you can’t help but all join in. Laughing brings people together and helps you forgive others more easily. Every home requires laughter and depends upon it for breaking tense moments and celebrating exciting milestones. Sometimes there’s no stopping it once you get going.
Families are complicated, but they don’t need to be to prosper. It’s the little moments and gestures that bring the most joy. These are simple things every family needs to succeed.
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St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
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