I’m going to admit to something that very few people know. During those crazy busy years when my children were at home, I never read the newspaper. I just didn’t have time. Every waking minute I was occupied with feeding, clothing, cleaning, teaching, arbitrating, carpooling, communicating, appointment keeping, music practicing…all of which focused around my five active children. Our home and neighborhood were our world. Like I said…it was crazy busy but it was also crazy wonderful.
Generally speaking today’s busy mothers are much more tuned into their outside world. For those who are interested, computers and Smart Phones have made the world very accessible.
Good, because you busy young mothers need to be aware of what is taking place in your children’s schools, destructive apps that are available on their phones, the studies on television viewing, and many more issues that directly affect your children’s lives.
I believe it when I hear, “having four children today keeps parents as busy as eight children just two generations earlier.”
My heart goes out to parents and children who are struggling to keep focused on issues and learning that will lift and empower toward successful happy futures. There is so much garbage to walk through, and the burden of maneuvering through that garbage falls on Mom and Dad. They need help!
There are battles to be waged and warnings to be given. Men and women who have time to openly and courageously fight battles to preserve and protect the family are needed now more than ever before. There are many causes in the world, and I’m pretty sure our readers are involved in some good ones. Evaluate your causes, and if you see a need to elevate…what better cause than the family. Get involved in your neighborhood school curriculum reviews. Be alert to what is happening in your state legislature, and rally like-minded people to visit your legislators about your concerns. Write letters to the editor. Be aware of what is going on in your city…go to your city council meetings. Defend the family. Get involved. Read the news that is impacting families throughout the world. You will soon realize how many are working to destroy the family as we know it. This work cannot be left to busy Moms and Dads. They are in the “trenches” taking care of their children’s immediate needs. But those of us whose children are grown have the time…and we certainly see the value.
“The family is the corner stone of our society. More than any other force it shapes the attitude, the hopes, the ambitions, and the values of the child. And when the family collapses it is the children that are usually damaged. When it happens on a massive scale the community itself is crippled. So, unless we work to strengthen the family, to create conditions under which most parents will stay together, all the rest – schools, playgrounds, and public assistance, and private concern – will never be enough…” Lyndon Johnson