Be a better wife and mother

Again, I err on the side of generality.  If I had to list all the things that I need to better myself on, I would run out of paper.  However, this goal represent some specific goals that I have.

This year, I want to cook better and more often for my family. I want to actually menu plan ALL the time, not just some of the time.  I want to get my grocery shopping done early and in planned trips, so we have a lot less last minute trips to the store.  It will also mean a lot less little trips to get junk fast food, because I don’t have our plan made!  I have done this before, and it truly works. It means during the busy school year, we will do a lot of eating out of the crock pot, and sometimes this seems less exciting but it is much better than a crappy cheeseburger!I am pretty sure it will make us a stronger and healthier family.

I also want us to try and eat together at the table MORE often.  Our life is often so busy that this becomes less common.  The kids eat in shifts and then I eat, then daddy gets home. It is too common around this busy house.

I want to try more new things!  In the last two weeks, we have tried a few new recipes and we have had mixed reviews.  #3 doesn’t seem to like ANYTHING new, but we will keep trying.  #2 is happy that we are “eating more healthy,” and she is usually willing to try something as long as it doesn’t have cooked eggs.

I want to PLAY with my kids more often.  It is so easy to get so busy DOING my job that I don’t get to do my job of being a mommy.  I want to enjoy them more. I want to play games with them. I want to understand what in the world a Lollylalaloopsy thingee is.  I want to have a clue what  #1 means talks about something nerdy.  I want to listen to them more.  I need to let them know that what they are talking about it important…most of the time.

I also, am trying to make sure I go to bed with a clean sink.  It is a little thing that makes my morning SO much better.  There has only been one day that this hasn’t been done so far, and it was because I was in bed really early.

I want to take better care of my man.  I had better not write out an specifics just because he will hold them over my head.  I love you Honey, but I know you!

I struggle so often with being so busy that I can’t get done what I need to do.  I need to keep my focus on what is important.  I am a wife and mom first and that needs to be my focus. I am pretty sure that there are few moms who regret    they took TOO good of care of her family.




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Tancy Griffin

Tancy Griffin is a wife and mother of four wonderful children. Her husband Jeremiah Griffin is a church planter and pastor in Rockford, Illinois.

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