Home is wherever I’m with you. Isn’t that just the most freeing thing to say, and to feel? Our home is what we make it to be, wherever we are.
Beyond all of the to-do lists, menu planning, and family logistics, home is where we come together to feel truly connected. More than just a place to live, it’s a feeling. And it’s a feeling each of us contributes to via our actions, all the time.
We all want to give our kids the best, and “the best” means consistently providing a space in which they feel comfortable and safe to be themselves. We spend so much of our lives in our home, and as the primary environment we provide for our kids, our home is where are able to cultivate the best for them.
Mindfulness. Community. Presence. Joy. Love. These are the foundational pillars we use to raise grounded, connected, engaging and engaged families. And no matter where we raise our families, we can create and live by those pillars – every single day – to give our kids a genuine sense of belonging. When we have that sense of belonging, we feel supported.
Add in places to play, explore, create, climb, get dirty, eat well, get cozy, sleep soundly…and do it all again the next day, and you’ve created a family-friendly lifestyle that is uniquely yours, while giving your kids the message that they matter – so much. When our kids feel like they matter, like they have a voice that we value and are listening to, it changes how they engage with the world around them; it makes them feel included and respected, and teaches them to include and respect others, too.
Very little is needed to create a simple and beautiful life, and the cultivation of that life starts with the feeling of being at home.
Our home is our anchor. When we have a solid anchor, it grounds us for life, giving us a strong foundation to start from, and come home to. No matter where it is you call home, in what corner of the world, you can strengthen your family connection by focusing on what matters most: the art of being together.
Disclosure: I have participated in a paid partnership with Daniels. Opinions in this post are my own.
Daniels offers all of these tangible amenities, and more – like easy transit access, walkability to local shops and restaurants – to make condo living in the city 100% family friendly, community-focused, and to create the home of your vision board. Visit their site to seize an opportunity and make it your own: home.