Do you find it hard with little's to sometimes go that extra mile to make things special or have a good atmosphere? I sometimes think about simplicity vs. effort.
Sometimes you can go so overboard with the effort to make things "nice" that you do not enjoy your family or loved ones.........That's called being a "Martha"
There is a balance between going that extra step to show love and keeping things simple so you have the time to truly cherish and enjoy those you love most.
There are simple things that you can do to show your family love and cultivate a peaceful home. I like how Courtney points out that it is NOT making sure you do every cute thing on Pinterest, or providing your family with the biggest and the best.
It's simply creating a home where your children and husband want to be. A home with a peaceful, loving, welcoming atmosphere.
Recently I got the chance to have a day out by myself and was able to purchase some "home goodies" (at some great deals! woo hoo!)- That I was planning on using for some upcoming company.....
But as I was unloading my goodies and seeing how they looked- My sweet 2 1/2 year old says "Mommy is this pretty table for us?"......... and I thought to myself...... Of course! Why Not!
So- we had our oatmeal and cereal over a pretty set table- Just us- Mommy and two toddlers. Pandora was playing an instrumental Thanksgiving station in the background. We had low lighting, peaceful music, simple breakfast, and a pretty table to celebrate the morning of November 5th. It was a sweet time with my toddlers.
It took me less than 2 minutes to set the table and less than 2 minutes to clean it up. I would say that was pretty simple. And having a toddler say... "ooohhh Mommy I like the pretty table with candles.... This is fun. " gives you that extra spark of effort and motivation to continue to do special things for your family- no matter what their age.
YOU are the key to making your home a haven...... Whether you want the responsibility or not. We as moms and wives set the tone for the home....... What do you want yours to be?
What kind of simple things do you do to make your home a haven?
- good candles
- peaceful music
- pretty tables
- reading books together
- and lots of playing together and "Doing Life" together..... This is the best gift you can give your children- TIME
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Blessings to you,