My family is very important to me, in actual fact having a healthy relationship with my family is a priority in my life. But my family does not just end with my husband and two daughters – it includes my parents, my in-laws, sister and her family and well as extended family like aunts, uncles and cousins.  Both my parents come from big families, so as a child I was always surrounded by cousins.

Family are those people who support you through your struggles and your highlights in life.  They are the people who understand you best, your habits, your flaws and they accept you for who you are.

So family gatherings and things we do together is important to me and I try to instill that love for family in my own children. As children they need to know where they fit in, what their family values are and that they are loved.  They need to know their family history and grow up with beautiful memories of their grandparents, uncles and aunts and cousins they grow up with and most of all the importance of family values.  Yes families are not perfect but we need to keep those lines of communication open, make time for each other and still have that level of respect for each person.

To this section of my blog will feature family gatherings and things that we enjoy doing as a family.