Life lessons, while need to be learned the hard way sometimes, are important experiences. However, I want my kids to learn from my mistakes and experiences. Not to take the right to learn these life lessons, but so that they start adulthood in a positive way, strong.
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I want my kids to learn how to manage money, savings, taxes, etc, extremely wisely. I want them to understand the concept of saving for a rainy day, to see how far money stretches and does not, for that matter. I want them to understand building credit, wisely. I want them to never buy something, unless they can pay for it, out of pocket.
This is not something you want to learn the hard way, and I don’t want them to learn this the hard way. It is too difficult to correct and “get out of the hole”, so to speak.
The importance of this cannot be stressed enough, this is a lesson I didn’t learn until later life, and it has made a huge positive impact in many areas of my life. My marriage has improved, my relationship with co-workers, my drive to want to figure out my life’s purpose has improved tramendously.
I can’t remember the author whose book I read that explained this concept so creatively. Think of yourself like a vase. You need to stand tall and let your vase fill up with water. As your vase becomes filled with water, the water will begin to spill out into other areas of your life. If the vase is leaning to the side too much, it will never become full, and you won’t be able to pour into others well, either. Does that make sense?
Some of my favorite authors are Jordan Lee Dooley, Dylan Mills, and devotions by Proverbs 31 Ministries. I love books and podcasts, and I spend at least 30 minutes in one or the other, a day.
Okay, so this one is kind of random, but it needs to be said, especially if you plan to purchase a home. Your home is an investment, making improvements and updating items in your house will not only improve your home’s value, it will help you love your home more.
Also, if your home is needing updating, it’s better to do it now, before it is too late, and hopefully a little less expensive. As projects go unattended, sometimes the projects get more pricier; wood rots, plastic cracks and so on.
I want to also throw in housekeeping, while we're on the subject. This is something that takes learning as well. As I have gotten older, I long for a clean and tidy home, with two littles and a husband whose career is catered around mud and concrete, this is a very stressful task- a clean home. But, that is part of upkeep and keeping a clean, and honestly, healthy home! I have made investments in organization tools, a new vacuum, better cleaning products- so much so that this list could create its own blog post, for sure!
This is similar to the house upkeep. Preventative maintenance is key for both houses and especially vehicles. I have learned this lesson, specifically. Cars are not cheap, and they are also not inexpensive to repair. A crucial part of this lesson is finding a trusted mechanic, one that will not just throw parts to your vehicle, just guessing what may be wrong with it. A trusted mechanic will take the time to diagnose and find the true problem with your car. This mechanic should also be experienced with your type of car or the type of issues you are experiencing. For example, I take my diesel to a diesel mechanic. But, if I am having problems with my key fob, you know these newer vehicles have fancy key fobs, I am going to take it to someone who specializes in key repair, or better yet, key replacement.
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What are some lessons you want to be sure your children learn?
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Hey Ya'll! My name is Amy, I am a girl mom (times two), married to one of my favorite guys, a daughter, a Jesus follower and so much more. I love preworkout and a great sweat, I collect books like trophies, I love to cook but hate a dirty kitchen. I love grungy country music, bell bottom pants, turquoise (the mineral) and converses. Our house is full of love and laughter as we navigate this busy life together, focusing on keeping the important parts of life the biggest parts, and building a healthy and safe place in our family of four!