05: Family Traditions

COHESIVE HOME PODCAST EPISODE 5 | Do this daily: why simple rituals and traditions are the foundation of a cohesive home and will help your family to bond and make memories.

xxxTHIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSEDxxx  Giveaway details: To enter the giveaway you will need to leave a review for our podcast on iTunes. The giveaway closes April 12, 2016. It is open to everyone...everywhere. =) The winner will be announced in the beginning of our next podcast. Good luck!!!!

The book we are giving away is The Book of New Family Traditions, you can see it here. 


EP 5 Shownotes

1:15--“family traditions are such a simple way to add value to our daily routines and seasonal celebrations.” --Kate

1:35--“Traditions don't have to be some huge thing. They can be small details to a season.”--Melissa

3:15--Refer to your family’s philosophy statement when creating traditions. Guide to writing one on the blog.

3:54--“What's cool about a tradition is the opportunity to create it will always come around again.”--Melissa

4:19--Try a test run of a new tradition you want to introduce and see how it goes over. Was it easy? Was it fun? Was their crying? Fighting? Or was it a good idea but maybe needs some tweaking? Over time you’ll craft it into what works best for your family.

5:50--“Be aware if traditions are becoming more of a burden than a joy. If making sure you have the "perfect" memory of a tradition is making you crazy then it's just not worth it.”--Melissa

9:35--Let your kids be involved in the process of creating new traditions; don’t be afraid to be silly and have fun, our time with our kids is too short.

10:05--“It’s far more important to be fully present and enjoy those moments rather than make them into something they’re not. Bottom line friends: identify your family’s values and interests, create new traditions around them, and let go of any traditions that don’t add happiness to your home.”--Kate

10:25--Giveaway announcement: If you leave us a review on iTunes, we’ll enter your name in a drawing for a copy of “The Book of New Family Traditions : How to Create Great Rituals for Holidays and Every Day.” The deadline for this giveaway will be April 12th 2016. We will then announce the winner of the giveaway in the beginning of our next podcast.

Music created and performed by Kirk Saffle; produced by Steve Hendershot of Cedar Cathedral.