It is so easy to let everyday life take over your mind and prevent you from keeping your eye on your family’s welfare. Being the hard working woman that you are, you might feel that you need to work to keep your family happy; when all your family really wants is your presence, love and affection.
Tradition is valuable for working moms. Traditions can bring your family together, and allow you to create bonds that last for generations. With the holidays approaching, it’s important to recognize the value of tradition to ensure that you don’t miss these important moments to bring your family closer together!
Tradition is defined as something that is handed down through generations, via verbal means or by practice. Common traditions that are practiced by many families include opening presents on Christmas morning, making breakfast in bed for mom on Mother’s Day, or dressing up for Halloween.
Practicing tradition as a working mom doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. It also doesn’t have to revolve around the holidays. You can implement tradition on a weekly, monthly, or annual basis. Tradition is something that should be exciting and looked forward to; not dreaded by your schedule, bank account, or stress level.
Let’s discuss why tradition as a working mom is incredibly valuable, and how you can start your own traditions.
Bonds of Steel
Family traditions strengthen the bonds of trust, respect and love. Practicing traditions allow for valuable family time, in which everyone in the family is able to have time to reconnect with what really matters: family. Creating and maintaining bond that focus on the importance of family happiness can help you to focus on your family’s welfare, and how you are best able to achieve success for them.
Tradition builds bonds of steel that will last for generations.
Keeping History Alive
Speaking of generations, if you are keeping up with family traditions, you are probably implementing traditions that were practiced by your parents, grandparents, and beyond. Sharing this history with your family strengthens the importance of the concept of lineage and family history.
It’s important to know where you came from, and practicing tradition helps to keep the history alive. You might practice traditions that your Great-Great-Nana practiced in the Old Country! How cool is that?! Not only does this teach the importance of family history, but cultural traditions as well!
How to Start A Tradition
Maybe your family hasn’t really had any traditions throughout the years. That doesn’t mean that you’re out of luck. You can start a tradition at any time! Traditions can be implemented at any time. They don’t have to be expensive, complicated, or stressful.
Tradition could be something as simple as Taco Tuesday, or going for a family walk on Sundays. Tradition could mean baking cookies for teachers at the end of the school year to say thank you. Tradition could mean running a family 5K at an annual fun run for charity or fundraisers. Tradition could mean decorating the fireplace for the various seasons throughout the year.
All you need to do is create a tradition, and stick to it! Remember, family traditions don’t have to break the bank (and they shouldn’t). Traditions also shouldn’t be stressful. The last thing you want is for your kids to grow up hating the tradition of making cookies on Christmas Day because you were a tradition crazed fascist who wouldn’t let them just eat the cookie dough. C’mon. Live a little.
How do you implement traditions in your home?