The development, maintenance and reflection of family are impacted by the positioning of the mother within the home.Your position as a mother in the life of your family has pivotal value. Mothers are the intimate caregivers for her children, as well as her mate. You hold the essentials of love, support and assurance which implants itself into the foundation and structure of family. Where and how you position yourself is important for the proper formation and balance of your family network. A mother’s core values determine the manner which the family functions and operates. The core values of a mother you have establishes the environment for your family.
Make a connection
The mothers of Augusta understand the importance of mothers finding their purpose and their ability to position themselves within the home. Because of this, many organizations (for profit and non-profit) has been designed to give mothers, like yourself, much support. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or a working mom you can obtain what you need from these groups of like-minded mothers. You can receive knowledge through testimonials, training, new ideas, some “me” time, playgroups for the children, as well as an expansion of social connections. There are so many more reasons to search out stay-at-home mom groups in your local CSRA Augusta area, even if it is just to have adult conversations outside the confinements of the home.
You can easily locate these organizations through several of the Augusta Public Libraries, the Metro Spirit: Augusta Independent Voice Parenting resources, or at multiple Augusta Community Centers. All these resources can link you to groups of interest that can help you occupy your time, help you build momentum to build a solid and sound family relationship, as well as help you get connected with your community. The groups are designed to get you moving forward, dreaming again, and becoming more involved. Being a stay-at-home mom does not put you at the end of the list, but rather it puts you first. In God’s written word we are told to “love our neighbor as ourself”. So then it is fair to say that in order to do well unto others you must first know how to do well for yourself.
Consider yourself a benefit
Your benefit to your family rests within you. If you are not at your best your family would feel the effects of it. The result of a mother not properly and firmly positioned can be distressing to the entire family. I am sure you have heard the phrases such as “a family that prays together stays together”, “the apple does not fall too far from the tree”, and “to get a tree you must first plant a seed”. You may be wondering to yourself what those phrases have to do with being a stay-at-home mom, or being a mother: well they all point to the same thing; the core. What you do and how you do it are all affected by you.
My younger daughter came home one day with a storybook with a CD given to her by her teacher. The book is titled A Million Starts with Me by creators John Archambault, Sarah Hollander (CD- David Plummer, John Archambault); School Specialty, Inc.Since listening to the audio and reading the book, that title continues on with me. I realized then that I am as important as the next person, but I had to first recognize my position and my contribution in that in number. To get to a million you have to start with one, so why not start with yourself. If you would think of yourself as part of the process, the solution, and the structure to your family’s well-being, then you will do what is necessary to maintain stability and balance in your home. That well-balance, however, starts with you. Your role as a mother is vital to your children, and who your children interact with.
As a mother we impart qualities into our children. Therefore, their lives affect others base on what we deposit into them. Be at your best to do your best in rearing your children, and building a strong family network. Position yourself to improve the lives of those you care for; your family. Your family in turn will mirror what you do and be a positive reinforcement for those outside of your home.