31 Days To A Closer Family Wrap Up

Posted on Oct 31 2013 - 7:00am by Markell

On today, this beautiful Halloween day, the close of the 31 days to a closer family series is happening. I have to say that posting every day for a whole month was HARD. I’m glad to go back to just 3 times a week. I really hope you have all enjoyed this series, I know Traci and I have really enjoyed putting it together for you. 

For this last post, I just wanted to recap a little about all the posts we did for you. Here is a list of the posts and a link to each of them:

Day 1: Becoming A Closer Family Through Baking & Giving

Day 2: Having an Effective Family Home Evening With Little Kids

Day 3: Intro To Family Year Books (Traci Style) 

Day 4: Why I Use Blurb

Day 5: Get To Know Your Family Game

Day 6: What Does The LDS Church Believe About Family 

Day 7: Growing Together As A Family With Family Counsel

Day 8: Daily Reading With Your Spouse

Day 9: Taking Time For Yourself To Make Your Family Closer

Day 10: Homemade Mozzarella Sticks & Marinara Sauce

Day 11: Playing Games As A Family 

Day 12: Pumpkin Pie Cake

Day 13: Traci’s Thoughts On Marriage 

Day 14: Birthday Dates With Your Kids

Day 15: Giving the Gift Of Sleep & a giveaway!

Day 16: Family Year Books {Using Collages}

Day 17: Family Journal Writing 

Day 18: Creating a Closer Family With Family Dinners

Day 19: Showing Gratitude To Your Spouse And Children 

Day 20: Going To Church 

Day 21: 10 Easy Ways To Improve Your Marriage

Day 22: Remembering Birthdays To Stay Connected to Loved Ones & DIY Birthday Calendars

Day 23: Tips for Family Goal Setting

Day 24: My Mamma’s Talarino

Day 25: FHE Chalkboard 

Day 26: Coconut Bread

Day 27: Family History Work 

Day 28:  A Family Is Forever. Treat Them That Way

Day 29: What About Date Night? 

Day 30: Cooking With Your Spouse For Date Night

Day 31: Series Recap

I know that I grew a lot personally as I wrote this series, and I know that my family is closer because of the effort I’ve put into purposely helping it to be so. It is my wish that we helped even one family become a little bit closer. 

My personal favorite posts were Traci’s Thoughts on Marriage, 10 Easy Ways To Improve Your Marriage, and A Family Is Forever, Treat Them That Way.  The post that affected me the most when I wrote it was actually the one about family history work. I cried while I wrote that post, which really surprised me. I was hesitant about writing it because I don’t currently do family history work at all. While writing it, I was able to gain a testimony of why it’s important. I plan on starting soon (really!). 

By writing and reading this series, my testimony of the importance of families has grown stronger. I know that nothing else on this earth matters more than the people we are stuck with forever. God gave us families to help us learn to love and to grow and serve and help us get back to live with Him again one day. I am so grateful for the wonderful family I was given. 

I hope that each of you can hold your families a little closer today and just be grateful that they are there. I know it’s so hard when your kids are little and screaming and sticky or your kids are not so little and still screaming. It can be hard to be a mom and to always remember why what you are doing is so important, but it is. Being a mother is the most important job anyone can have. Period. So be proud of your choice to be a mother. Be proud of the sacrifices you had to make to be where you are. Because even though it doesn’t always feel like it, it’s worth it. I promise. 



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  1. Ida October 31, 2013 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Wow! Kudos to you for posting every day! That is definitely something to be super proud of. I can't even imagine how hard it was. Thank you for all the posts! I loved this series

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