Our family values
Generous love, affection & kindness
Independence but with support
Hygge Minimalagom in the home
Spending time in the great outdoors
Respecting our environment
Spending time with our family & friends
Books, games & family time over screens
Nurturing empathy & listening
Treating others with respect at all times
Being there for one another, no matter what
Transitioning to our New Normal
Last year I signed up for the beautiful Rhythm in the Home online course from Eloise Rickman at Frida be Mighty. I wanted guidance on re-grounding the family in a time of great change – and I wasn’t disappointed.
As we were transitioning from happy family of four to being a single parent family, it felt that we needed some redefinition. We (or mainly, I!) needed to find some way to recreate our identity and develop new family rituals and traditions.
One of the activities from Eloise’s course was to create a list of family values. A real focus on what matters to you most – and what sort of childhood you want for your children.
A lot of thought went into this and although I could have continued for another page or more – I prioritised them down to a page.
A further year into this change as we have now established the structure of our “new normal”, they are probably due a refresh, however they still ring true.
A year later they are still hanging in the girls’ craft corner – and although the girls aren’t yet old enough to read or understand it, one day they will… and I love that.
Of course, we aren’t perfect at it, but it does help to guide what I am aiming at for us each day.
It now also has a little drawing taking pride of place above it… because my eldest recently came home from nursery with a picture of our family – and for the first time, rather than a family of four, she had drawn a family of three: “Mommy, Lella and Baby Emily”.
My heart melted.
What are your family values?
What are your family values? If you haven’t defined them, I really recommend spending a little time thinking about it – as this is a legacy you will give your children, it will help shape their childhood memories and therefore will probably go on to influence the early years of your grandchildren as well… Definitely a good use of a few hours thinking time!
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