One Way To Make Your Home A Haven—Start Cooking!

by Kathy Sykes on November 25, 2011 · 2 comments

Just recently, I have noticed a tremendous difference in my husband and son’s personality when they come home and I have actually cooked a home-cooked meal. Not only are they very excited, but it makes the home more of an inviting place to be. I know that you have noticed that there is a difference in bringing home sacks from fast food restaurants and sitting in front of the television, as opposed to, placing food on a “real” plate and eating together as a family in the kitchen or dining room table.

I have been studying about how to make my home more comfortable, peaceful, and inviting for the family. The home is our place of solace and joy. And there are certain things that you can do to make sure that everyone is excited to be at home with the family.

Now, I am not a GREAT cook, but you really don’t have to be in order to make meals for your family special. It doesn’t matter if you are making sandwiches, pasta, or a formal dinner. It is the love that went into making it AND the family time spent together, that counts the most.

Winter is a perfect time to start this project for your family because most of you will be spending a lot of time indoors.

What things have you done or changed to make your home a haven?

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Catie November 25, 2011 at 5:35 pm

I think it is wonderful you have started cooking! Sometimes it can be frustrating or you just need a break, but I really do think it makes an evening better for the family. I have been trying to not be all stressed when my husband gets home for dinner. He has been out at work, so he needs a place of peace to come home to. I try to have dinner ready when he gets home (which is around 7), and I often light a candle on the table and have easy music on. It helps us to wind down after a busy day.

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Amy Massey November 27, 2011 at 12:02 am

Love this post. The one thing I will never forget from my childhood is being home every night at the same time (5 p.m.) for a family dinner. We all sat down together and ate. My parents were wonderful cooks and I remember all the great food, but also the event. Knowing that I could always count on that time. It wasn’t alway fun, sometimes fights or just stuff like spilt milk or not wanting to eat a certain food, but still and all, memories. If I had children, we would do the same at my house. My husband and I always sit down at the table and one of us prepares the meal and we eat together and have conversation. It may not be at the same time every night, but that is not important. We should always have time together to conversate and just take a breather from the busy day.

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