Love Your Husband – Week Two Mom Tips
“The wise woman builds her house.” Proverbs 14:1a
The Mommy Tips are meant to enhance your life and role as a Christian wife, mom, discipler of your children, homemaker, and friend.
Keep this list on your fridge for two weeks. Pick one or two things each week to try and check them off as you do them.
You can also do more than what is suggested. You do you! We all are in different stages of our lives.
Simply pray about which Mommy Tips to do and do only those. Do what you can and celebrate the fact that you added something new to enhance your life!
– The Wise Woman Builds Her Spirit:
-Take a few minutes for an afternoon quiet time two times this week. Put away the electronics and to-do lists and just take your feet off the floor and unwind. You may be winding down from a long day or gearing up for a busy evening. I find that if I take the time to relax briefly before my husband gets home, we all have a better evening. My kids are in the habit of having afternoon downtime too, but if that won’t work for your family, give them a Lego or art project to work on, turn on an audiobook, or even allow some screen time. Whatever gives you a few minutes to recenter yourself.
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-Why should children have all the fun? Find an opportunity to get out and exercise with them. Play hide-and-go-seek, take a turn on the swings, or go for a family walk or bike ride. Chances are you’ll feel good after getting a little fun in the sun, and they will enjoy your company.
– The Wise Woman Loves Her Husband:
– Think of 1 thing that you love about your husband this week and thank him for it, with a genuine smile and loving eyes.
– Each time you and your husband make love, put a dollar in a jar. On an anniversary or after you’ve saved enough money, empty the jar and use its contents for a special date. Make it your goal to get a little extra money in the jar so you can go somewhere extra special. Whatever you choose to do on your date, it will be even better knowing all the fun you had making it happen.
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-The Wise Woman Loves Her Children:
– Write a sweet note to one child. Use it as an opportunity to show how much you appreciate him, or as a means showing compassion or of giving encouragement during a struggle. Try to write one for each child over the next few days, taking the time to pray about what to write. If your child can’t read yet, draw a picture or write a note that you can snuggle up and read together.
– Take a moment to stop and observe your life. Sit down, even on the floor, and take it all in. Simply watch your children in that quiet moment (quiet because you are not “doing”, not necessarily because the house is quiet – mine rarely is), and savor the gifts God has given you. Cherish the moment. You might miss too much if you don’t stop and observe sometimes. Commit to memory the experiences and prolong the blessing by writing it down in your journal to look back and remember what you life was like when your children were the ages they are now.
-The Wise Woman Cares For Her Home:
-It’s hard enough to keep a clean house when you have a family, but it is impossible to do it without any help. Decide what works best with your routine: small, daily chores, a weekly day, or a combination of the two. Give all of your children their own responsibilities. Even a child as young as three can help by sorting dirty laundry, putting away clean clothes, gathering trash from each can around the house on trash day, or helping to unload the dishwasher.
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-Plan one day this way to wash and chop veggies and bag them up for the week. I do it after I go to the grocery store so I don’t have to sit everything into the fridge and then get it all back out again. Choose fruits or vegetables that your family likes to eat raw. Chances are, everyone in your household will get more vegetables in their diet if it’s an easy snack.