Family Life – Home, Family and Pets
The family unit and the family home can be totally different from many points of view. The numbers of people in the household can vary from just a few to many. The values and traditions range from something deeply rooted in tradition through to a very “laid back” approach.
Whatever the style traditions and family home setup, one principle is common: a family and the family home are the basis for letting the members grow as part of the community and help each other through life.
Homes and the families within should be a place of support, kindness and of course fun.
As the family grows and ages, typically there are many facets to become involved in. They include things like building the home, renovating and expanding it. At some point, most families will do some landscaping and some gardening to further enhance the home for enjoyment of the family.
Of course there are the family pets, which almost become human.
Furniture, interior design and renovations all become an integral part of the family decision making as the home and family develop and offer even more to the members of the family.
Home Landscaping and Gardening
Every family wants to make their space unique, pleasant and attractive. Garden designs encourage family members to spend time outdoors, enjoying those memorable barbeques, that competitive baseball or backyard football game and those long summer evenings.
Every garden says a lot about the family.
Just like the outside parts of any home, the interior design allows even more of a statement to make the house a home. Lots of care an attention is given to any type of interior design change or remodelling.
Furniture Makes A Home
Families tend to select their furniture as a group. While Mom or Dad will have the final call, furniture is important not only from a aesthetic point of view, but also from a practicality one in terms of storage and display.
One of the joys of being a part of a family is the selection, naming and care of a family pet or pets.
Whether it’s a cat or a dog or a bird or all three, some of the best memories in many family units are the dog training, and bond that builds between the family pets and the human members of the family.
At some point, there will need to be some renovations or extensions to the family home. Home improvement does not have to be a total re do, but some small improvements to parts or aspects of the home. All these aspects add to the closeness, enjoyment and benefits of the home and family environment.
There is no doubt that the typical home and family unit has great benefits for the lifestyle we enjoy today. It thrives on the involvement of each and every family member.
Family Celebrations and Family Time
The most valuable family bonding times seem to happen on holidays. times like Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas make fpr special family reunions. Its not just the immediate family.
These special time involve the extended family and are so valuable for keeping in touch with them. Of course, there will be times when there are clashes, but most people know how to manage that and will quickly get back on an even keel.
While Holidays and special days are for the extended family, there are some “unwritten laws” which have evolved. While it is appropriate for the extended family to enjoy Thanksgiving together, it is not so appropriate for the extended family to enjoy Christmas day together. Christmas day and all the family Christmas traditions are usually reserved for a very close knit family group.
Christmas and all the Holidays provide us with a time to forget about the daily grind, work, jobs and careers and get back to the things which bind us together and to celebrate in the fact that we love one and other and are always here for them. That’s the family in action!