Valentine’s Day was just over. Did you remember to say “I love you”? If you have said so to your spouse – well done. How about to yourself? How about to your kids?
The foundation of the family starts with love. It’s about love between spouses. It’s about parental love. It’s also about loving yourself too.
Often, when couples become new parents, they get caught up in the hectic routines of physical care-taking of the little ones. It’s not unusual to hear sleep-deprived parents lament about the lack of time for themselves.
Making time to take care of yourself is important. Spend time to do something that nourishes your heart and soul – a favourite hobby, a quiet stroll, whatever that let’s you pamper yourself. And when you take care of yourself, you can take better care of your family.
Making time for your spouse is important too. Protect the time when it’s just the two of you. Even if it’s just 15 minutes a day or weekly date-night.
And make time for your kids. It’s not just about quality time, as quantity matters too. It can be together as a family, or it could be daddy-daughter time, or it could be mom-and-kid outing. No matter how old your kid gets, spend time with them. Just because they are independent in daily routines, doesn’t mean they need less love or attention.
A family is where love never ends.