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March 17: Teamwork (Chapter Seven)
Many hands make light work—and moms, you shouldn’t feel the need to do everything yourself. Schedule a quick family meeting today to talk to your kids and spouse about the responsibilities you all can share to make your load a bit lighter. Blog about what task was given to whom.
My husband has taken on the responsibility of generating our primary income and purchasing insurance to cover our family. He also works hard to repair and fix things around the home. How I wish we had known we were going to have kids when we purchased this crazy fixer upper! He’s fabulous about letting the kids lend a hand when it’s safe to do so and they love having the opportunity. I’m so happy that God chose him to be my partner in life and father to my amazing children.
I’m also blessed by a mother who is very supportive and active in my children’s lives. She routinely makes dinner and watches my eldest when the youngest is cranky. She takes them on small field trips to the grocery store and the library to give me a few minutes to clear my head. She is truly the glue who holds my calendar together and reconnects the pieces when they are so scattered a dust pan and broom can’t collect them all in one sweep. I am forever appreciative that God called her to be such a strong support for me and my family.
I joined a women’s bible study group at my church for the first time this year. It has helped me honor my commitment to read, study, and listen to God. They are an amazing group of women and they help me feel fulfilled and lifted. I cherish each and every one of them and are so grateful for their presence in my life.