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The Best Parts Of Family Life

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There’s nothing better than family, whether they’re blood relatives or those close to you who have become so close you call them family. They’re there for you more than anyone else, and when no one else will. Value them, even throughout those horrible teenage years where you’d swear you hated them.

Deep down your love is so strong that it creates an unbreakable bond. As you get older and create a family of your own, you’ll treasure family time more than ever. Family life might be with your partner and children, or with your brothers, sisters, mom, or dad. You’ll love to hate them at times, but having your own little brood will change your life forever. When it comes to quality family time, read on to find out how you can make it the best it can be.

Home life

Many of you know a little too well that home life can be a little stressful, right from the minute you walk through the door on the first day of bringing your child home, through to the minute they leave the nest. But this is what makes it all so special.

The highs and lows you go through are normal, as are the memories you’ll one day look back on and laugh about. Let’s take a walk through how family life goes through the years.

On kindergarten

In the first year, you’ll have so much joy that you could burst, and at the same time will be so tired you could cry. You’ll hit major developmental milestones such as smiling, laughing, crawling, and walking.

All of which are some of the most special times as a mother. You’ll have to endure the terrible two’s, where the tantrums will be in full swing. Some days you’ll feel in family life as though you’re doing something wrong as a mother.

But you’ll come to learn children just don’t like being told no. This one never seems to disappear.

Then you’ll head into the years of sending them off to kindergarten; this is going to be one of the most emotional times for you. But it’s also the time where you can have a little breather, and learn how much you’ve missed a bit of peace and quiet.

The high school years

Then you’ll have the high school years. You’ll be plunged back into the tantrum and stubborn years. Sometimes hormones are all too hard to deal with, and they turn into angry, mom-hating people.

But, don’t worry, this stage doesn’t last for long either. Just help them through it as any mother would. Use it as a time to get closer to them, rather than let them push you away.

Take them out shopping or for lunch, and try and be a part of their world as much as they will let you. You’ll most likely have to witness their first heartbreak as well, which is always painful for the both of you.

When this time comes, get chocolate, ice cream, sweets, and sad films, and cry it out with them. Netflix and junk food will become their best friend for a while. There’s nothing like a good cry to get it out of their system, so See the best sad movies on Netflix: to put a good film on.

When kids fly the nest

Then will come the saddest time of all. You’ll have so much family time to look back on, and so many amazing memories to cherish, but soon enough you’ll find them flying the nest.

This phase is when junk food and Netflix might become your best friend too. You’ll have spent most of the years dreaming of the day they would move out, yet when it comes to it you’ll become a blubbering mess and wish they’d stay.

But when this time comes, you know you’ve completed your job as a mother. They’re independent enough and have the right life skills to survive on their own.

Before you know it, you’ll be at the stage in your life where they’re looking after you. Whether they’re moving to college or moving into their own apartment, you’ll still always be their mother, and you’ll most likely still be the one they ask to do their laundry every week because some things will just never change.

Family life during the holidays

In the midst of all the craziness of family life, you’ll have some amazing holidays thrown in that are among the most exciting times ever. Often, you’ll be even more excited than your kids.

The chance to get away with the people you love the most is something you look forward to all year round. Whether it be a summer holiday or a winter escape, your children will be just as excited as you, no matter what age they are.

We all know how stressful a holiday with younger children can be. It can sometimes be a little more time-consuming than home life, especially if when at home they’d be at daycare for part of it.

But you need to be able to put a positive spin on every aspect of a holiday. You’re making memories that none of you will ever forget. Looking back on your own childhood, you’ll likely remember how fun family holidays were and how much you treasure them.

Creating family memories

Make as many memories as you can while they’re still young. As they move through into their teenage years, holidays change for everyone involved.

They can get involved in things like going on the same rides as you at theme parks. They’ll also be a little more capable of looking after themselves, leaving you with more time to relax. But these are also some of the best times as well.

The memories you can create where everyone is involved doing something that makes them happy on vacation is magical. Mix up the types of holidays you do too.

Try city escapes as well as some summer sun as you explore all that family life has to offer. Learning at the same time as your children are such a good way to bond and help their minds grow.

50 thoughts on “The Best Parts Of Family Life”

  1. I have four kids. This message really resonated with me. In the past I would get wrapped up in working and taking care of the day to day responsibilities that I would often forget to stop and enjoy my children. Before I knew it I had a 4,5,6, and 13 year old. I am lucky enough though they that are young. My parents are still alive and I was able to amend my ways. I truly embrace each moment. I have found there is a time for work, a time for family, and a time for myself. Life truly has to be balance. We have to unplug sometimes in order to focus on those we love. :) Love your work Christy B. Follow me too! Happy New Year!

  2. DYNAMITE! Luck has a funny way of coming into people’s life. It follows hard-working people wherever they go and does a no-show for all the slackers. Congrats, you deserved to be the lucky one. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. From my perspective, it only continues to get better as your children grow (yes the teen years were a bit stretching)… wife and I are blessed with three incredible daughters who have grown into wonderful women in their won right. When we started our family, we committed to raising our kids in a loving home. Perfection….no, but we kept that as our focal point even through some difficult times. We have the pleasure of watching that cycle come full circle with our first grandchild turning 1 in a few weeks. We find satisfaction in watching our daughter and her husband make the same unspoken commitment as they steer their daughter from baby to toddler and on. We have a plague hanging in our kitchen that says: “Family is a circle of friends who love you”. I think that says it all!! Great post!

  4. This is great perspective for me as a mama of two tots. The holidays can be so hectic, but I’m reminded to slow down and hold my little ones just a little bit tighter, as this season is the only one that will ever be just this way. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Time flies so quickly. We made the most of the holidays and started traditions when the children were young. Now, they still take part in some of those traditions while making new traditions for their children. It’s been very gratifying to know that those favorited activities live on in their lives today.
    Family time is a bit harder. Everyone takes time for the holidays, but the everyday quality time can easily get put aside until tomorrow with all the busy schedules. We are a family that always ate dinner together and had time for each of our children to discuss their busy days, their problems, or whatever they wanted to talk about. With boys, it can be difficult to get them to talk, but when they know they have your full attention, you would be amazed at how open they can be.

  6. Time flies whether it seems fast or not. The children grow up so fast, have to appreciate family interactions in the now. Beautiful post, Christy!

  7. What a wonderful article. It’s true, the memories we create as children can bring them close to the heart in times of remembrance.

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