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Family Happiness

Keeping A Happy Home With Family

Every living thing in this world has a family. No one is intended to live alone in this planet. Though some circumstances of losing a family cannot be avoided, other human beings that you might encounter in the future can be your new family. Life is very busy nowadays since crisis is present all over the world. Everybody needs to work hard and focus in earning money in order to survive. As a mother, there are lots of things that you are responsible of inside the house aside from the job you have outside such as doing the household chores, disciplining your kids, serving your husband, and a lot more. It can be so frustrating to you part if you will see that the entire family is not happy with all the efforts you’ve made. But do not be worried about that because there are actually useful guidelines to keep a happy family.
First thing of all is to have a good parenting strategy. If you are a new parent, you can ask opinion from your mother or friends about giving the right treatment for the child. Building the personality and character of your child greatly depends on how you taught him. Give your child enough time where both of you will enjoy quality time together. Do not let your job and other household chores become a hindrance to your mother and child relationship. You can do all the household chores in a specific time when your child is asleep or your partner has arrived. Just make sure that when your child needs you, you are always available to attend his needs. Show love and care to your child. This will help you develop a trusting and loving relationship between you and your child.
Give time for your husband. Do not ignore him are he arrives from work. A happy marriage can brighten up the atmosphere of the home. It can also help the children understand what a true happy family really is. Kids are not restrictions for a date with your husband. You can still spend time together walking outside during your free time. Cooking the dinner together is also a good chance for both of you to share everything that happened for that day. Kids always go to bed first after you read stories or the like so you can still spend more time after they’ve gone to bed.
If you and your husband were given the chance for a day or week vacation, take this opportunity to have a fun trip with your whole family. Going to a trip is a good form of bonding with your kids and building memorable experience. There are so many places that are best for a family trip. You can do some online research so that you can see all the options available and choose the most suitable for your family and budget. If you don’t want to leave the house, outdoor activities are also good alternatives while grilling some food outside. You can go shopping together beforehand so that your kid will really enjoy the activity. Always encourage the thoughts and suggestions of your kids. It will make them more confident if they can see that their opinions count.…

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Keeping Romance Alive After Having Kids

How do you keep your marriage alive after having kids?
Don’t you miss the long talks with a glass of wine? The late night movies? Going out for drinks? Last minute getaways? Even all the production and excitement before going out for a romantic date? (makeup, shoes, nice underwear, pretty clothes). Dancing together? Having plenty of time and energy to dedicate to each other?
Well, if you do miss it, be very sure that so does he!!
As much as we love our kids, the minute they arrive our relationship is changed forever. Most of our energy and love goes to this new tiny being that takes all of our time and space. As much as we would like to forget about the rest of the world and enjoy our new baby, it is extremely important not to loose track of what matters in the long run.
We need to remember that there is no better gift we can give to our children than a healthy and happy family. When they see that their parents love and respect each other that sets a valuable example for their own relationships in their future.
A few things we can do to stay in touch:
* Have a Romantic date night.
Pick one night of the week and stick to it. It is important that you get out of the house for this to be successful! Use this time for reconnecting, sharing and as a reminder of what brought you together in the first place. Get someone you trust to stay with your kids so you can truly disconnect and enjoy your time together.
* Have a business date night.
Pick one night of the week, after your kids are sleeping, to discuss the business side of marriage. This one is OK to do at home, but with no distractions, no TV, no phone, or computers. A little preparation beforehand is useful, you can write the things that you need to discuss so you don’t forget.
Talk about finances, concerns, repairs that need to be made, bills that need to be paid, work schedules and anything that needs fixing. This is a really healthy practice, if it becomes a habit it will make life a lot easier and enjoyable, and you will not use your romantic date night to discuss this matters.
Basically like my husband would call it, it is a time to “Clear the Space”.
Sometimes we are upset or cranky over misunderstandings or the stupidest things, and this is the opportunity to put it all out there and make it better. Being up to date with each others feelings and struggles leaves no room for resentment or anger.
* Take care of yourself.
Even if you are tired, don’t feel like it, or think you don’t care, make the time and push yourself to look presentable, and even gorgeous once in a while. You will feel more attractive and this will translate in a more energetic, confident and happy you! If you have the intention of keeping your spark alive you need to at least smell good! Pamper yourself from time to time, get a pedicure, do your hair, take a bubble bath, go to the gym, have lunch with a friend, etc… It is the small details that make a world of difference.…