Family Ever After is about how you can have the Happily Ever After that all the fairy tales say you are supposed to have.
And with the same old family you have now. No fairy dust involved at all. Just a change in how you look at things.
The author makes the point that you don’t hardly ever get upset if a stranger does something (like spill wine on a table) but if your kids do that you get really upset. She asks why you treat strangers better than your own family?
She says that a lot of reason we are not happy is that we expect so much more from our families and ourselves than we do from other people…and she says we should stop doing that.
The book talks about things you can do to change your perceptions and become more happy…and make your family more happy.
Things like figuring out exactly what is really important to you…and knowing what is important to your family members…and realizing that just because something is(or not) important to you…doesn’t mean it is (or not) to everyone else. And that is ok!
I liked this book…it has some wonderful ideas in it and several of them actually made me rethink some things I was doing in my own family. It is an easy read and it didn’t take long to finish even though I had to stop and think about some of her points before moving on to the next one.
If you are looking for ways to improve the happiness in your family….reading this book might be helpful.
About The Book :
Family Ever After: Simple Ways to Achieve Perfect Happiness in an Imperfect Family
Women frustrated with their marriage and their family will find the help they need to achieve greater happiness and success in their family in the new book, Family Ever After: Simple Ways to Achieve Extraordinary Happiness with Your Ordinary Family by stay-at-home mom, blogger, and ordinary family leader Michelle H. Packard.
Family Ever After uses the fairytale concept that once you find your prince charming life is happily ever after. Michelle H. Packard knows this concept, while romantic, is not realistic, and she provides a practical, poignant, funny, and moving exploration of the simple ways you can help find greater happiness and satisfaction in your marriage and family. Packard says, “While the idea of happy ever after is distorted, you can, in fact, achieve a Family Ever After.”
Family Ever After brings time-tested and well-researched principles to family life to help you learn specific ways to improve your marriage and your family, whether that family is ordinary or extraordinary.
Using real-world examples of best practices and helping woman readjust their media-driven perception of what happily ever after means, Family Ever After gives readers a pragmatic, helpful, and entertaining exploration of:
- How happiness in marriage and family life requires a more educated, real-world perspective
- How proper prioritization and defining what’s important in marriage and family is key to success;
- Why conflict is part of an ordinary family experience and how to peacefully resolve it;
- How to cultivate a sense of humor;
- How to develop a thoughtful and sincere habit of complimenting each member of your family;
- How to improve family relationships with extended family members; and
- Learning how to love a family member in the way they understand and accept that love
More than another how-to-have-a-perfect-family book, Family Ever After helps you gain the understanding and the practical skills of what makes ordinary families successful. Family Ever After is an essential and beautiful resource for all women who want to put more happiness in theirs and their family’s life.
About the Author :
Michelle Packard is a mother to her four very human and totally fabulous kids. Her oldest, Ella is always in charge and leads the pack with creativity and curiosity, Daniel follows with loyalty and loves tenderly, Julia is a doll and always buzzing over something beautiful, and Jackson could hunt down the last sharpie on earth to create art on your bathroom wall. She has been married ten years and is quite taken with her guy. Date night is her favorite and she dreams of weekend getaways with her man. She loves creating beauty through floral design, but apparently has no gift with living flowers (They end of upside down and pressed in books). She finds parties alluring. They beckon her to invite people over, spend way too much time preparing food for murder mystery dinners, and totally enjoy friends and family. Michelle holds a bachelors degree in Home and Family Science from Brigham Young University. She has spent a great deal of time working with children and young adults and finds her greatest joy is happy families.
You can also visit Michelle Packards blog.
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