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Fantastic finale 6/365

Today we took the girls to meet Mr K’s family for the first time. It was a brilliant day starting with lunch out then back to their house for an hour. H and Mr K’s niece hit it off and entertained us all afternoon! The visit ended with lots of stickers and cuddles!

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H decided to stick her stickers all up her arm and only removed them after the hour drive home!!

On the down side we came home without Mr K, as he is back at work tomorrow so we are now back to just seeing him at weekends! Its all worth it though, I love my family!

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January 6, 2013 Posted by | Family Life | , | Leave a comment

Giggles and games! 4/365

Today started with tantrums but by the end of the day we were all friends again playing one of H’s Christmas games and even pulling faces at me!! Family life sure has its ups and downs and today had it all!!

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January 4, 2013 Posted by | Family Life | , , | Leave a comment

Why It’s Important To Celebrate Family Life

There are many important reasons to celebrate family life. These can range from taking the time to share special occasions, through to being able to maintain long term relationships across different generations. At the same time, celebrating family life can reward parents, help people understand each other through their family, and can build a strong sense of community that can be passed down to children. Whether coming together for an important event, or simply seeing each other on a regular basis, family life is always important to savour.

Sharing Special Occasions

It’s always a good idea to spend special occasions with your family if you can. These occasions can include Christmases, birthday, and Bonfire Night and fireworks, as well as weddings and anniversaries. Spending time together, even for one major event a year, can consequently add up to being a memorable occasion that can allow you to catch up, and avoid losing contact with people. Special occasions can also be more distinctive by families all being able to contribute to the holding of an event.

Maintaining Relationships

The celebration of family life is essential to maintaining relationships as you grow older. While online social networking makes it easy to stay in touch with people, it’s still important to spend actual time with each other throughout the year. If this is difficult, try to have some kind of family holiday together, even if that’s only a weekend. Maintaining these relationships is key to preventing children from growing up without contact with their cousins, or older families not being able to maintain the relationships that they had in previous years.

Reward Parents

Celebrating family life is a good way for children to reward parents and grandparents. Even if a celebration is only small and casual, it can mean a lot to people that don’t get to see the rest of their family very often. At the same time, rewarding parents can mean older children spending money on booking a holiday together, or just having a party for anniversaries and birthdays. Doing so can mean that it’s possible to maintain a strong relationship between parents and children.

Understanding Each Other

Siblings and family members can often find that they share problems and personality traits, and can talk about these with their parents or grandparents. Having a close relationship with your family can mean that you find someone that understands when you have stressful or difficulty times in your life, or when you want advice on a subject. On the other hand, it’s important to see family in order to share a sense of humour.

Sense of Community

Regular celebrations of family life can build a strong sense of community, and can help family members that feel cut off. Making meetings and events a regular part of the year can also set a good example for younger children to maintain the same kind of relationships as they get older, and can set up a positive appreciation of family that can last for a long time.

Rob James is a father of four girls. He will often buy fireworks online from Dynamic Fireworks to add a bit of ‘sparkle’ family celebrations. Rob can be found blogging about many aspects of family life (when he finds a spare minute!!). His favourite quote is “Live your life and forget your age.” – Norman Vincent Peale

September 7, 2012 Posted by | Family Life | , , , | Leave a comment