|Enough & More to Spare by Frederick Morgan|
Advice to a Young Mother
Having children is a huge responsibility that never ends just like the work never ends. Please allow me to share a few thoughts.
One ~ Try to get to bed at a decent hour, so that you can try to get some good sleep.
Two ~ Require everyone to lie down for one hour each afternoon.
They may not nap; but, they must lie down. Older ones need an hour of reading each day anyway. During this time, you can rest, read, pray, or do a load of laundry, whatever will help you gear up for the second half of the day.
Three ~ Make sure you’re eating fruits and vegetables, dairy and meats, not just high carbohydrate foods. You need nutrients.
Four ~ If possible, get some time away from the children once in awhile, even if it's only to go to the grocery store by yourself.
Five ~ Arrange a date time with your hubby, even if you stay home and put the kids to bed early.
Six ~ Invest time in Godly child training.
You might look at Above Rubies. They have free magazines and lots of articles on-line.
Seven ~ Don't give up!
It does pay off even though we can’t always see results day to day. Look for the good and seize it daily.
Eight ~ Most of all, pray pray pray pray. You can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens you.
Nine ~ Really, this should be first, spend time with God in the Bible.
Note: If you feel depressed for an extended period, consider speaking with your husband, an older mother, or your doctor about whether you need herbal supplements or medication to help for awhile.
Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage,
An Older Woman
P.S. See the comments below for some more great advice. Staying home is one thing that one of my readers reminded me about. It really helps to build routine.
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