20 Random Tips for the Christian Wife and Mother
As a busy mom and wife, I often do not have the time to read everything that I would to, so I really appreciate tips in the form of lists.
A list is manageable to read in a short time period, but still proves beneficial to my life.
Below are 20 random tips that have proved helpful to me at different times in my homemaking journey.
20 Tips for the Homemaker
1. Do your children see you read the Bible? If so, you are increasing their chances of reading it when they are older and having a more vibrant relationship with the Lord.
2. There is no substitute for the Bible. No podcast, radio program, book study, sermon, church, or pastor can take the place of hearing and learning God’s Word firsthand.
3. Do you allow your children to do sleepovers? According to a 2003 National Institute of Justice report, 3 out of 4 adolescents who have been sexually assaulted were victimized by someone they knew well.
4. Tip from my 14 year old daughter. Learn how to live with less because when you die it is not going with you.
5. Money communication in a marriage goes two ways. Money is also one of the leading causes of divorce. https://stephanieamalcolm.com/five-things-to-do-when-you-t…/
6. If you are choosing your children over your husband with time, resources, and energy; it will damage your marriage. Be sure to put your husband first, followed by your children, because keeping your priorities in order is necessary for a successful happy marriage.
7. From a young age, children are happy with much less than what parents think. Don’t fall victim to the commercialism mentality, believing in order to have a happy child that they must have _______ item. Teach them at a young age to be content, because it is really enough.
8. Use a squeegee in the shower when you’re done to wipe down excess water. It saves on cleaning those hard water spots later on. And it only takes 1-2 minutes to complete.
9. When possible wear clothes longer between washings. It saves the life of the clothes and saves money on laundering. Sweatshirts, pajamas, blue jeans, any outer clothing, or anything worn for a few hours can certainl be worn again.
10. Vacumming and sweeping on a regular basis will help extend the life of your flooring.
11. Don’t use a steam mop on a wood floor. It can cause irreversible damage, especially if your floor is an older wood floor or unsealed.
12. Keep a small trash bag in your vehicle for quick clean ups or for random bits of rubbage that typically may litter your floor.
13. Try drinking water instead of juice or soda. Not only is it healthier but it will save money in the longrun.
14. Your children want your time more than gifts or experiences. You cannot buy love or replace with a gift.
15. When it comes to teenagers, remember that even though they look like young adults in body form; they are still children and you are still the parent. No child should dictate to an adult on what to do. You have the right to treat them as such, not put up with disrespect, and not act as a friend. Often loving a child comes by saying “no”, setting boundaries, and starting over.
16. Encourage the heart of your child by time spent with them, rasing them up in the Lord, and praying for them.
17. A husband will feel like a man when you stop acting like one. Allow him to lead, follow his lead, and trust his lead.
18. Time spent with the Lord is well spent. It should be the most treasured and sought after time of your day.
20. Know that God loves you so much and will never leave you nor forsake you.
What tips would you add to the list?