10 Ways to Make a Home

Sometimes I think we use homemaking and home managing as synonyms … and we shouldn’t.  Managing is not the same thing as making.

Manage: to handle, direct, govern, or control in action or use

Make: to bring into existence by shaping or changing material, combining parts, etc.

from dictionary.com

We have to manage the details of our home … if we don’t, chaos ensues.  I get that.  But let’s not get so caught up in managing our homes that we neglect the far more significant task of making a home.

Here are 10 ideas for making a home:

  1. Pray together.
  2. Eat together.  {Love the resources from Focus on the Family’s Make Every Day Count Facebook page!}
  3. Tickles and giggles.
  4. Create stuff.
  5. Serve others.
  6. Dance and sing and act goofy!
  7. Look each other in the eye.
  8. Listen well.
  9. Hug often.
  10. Work together.

What else would you add to this list?  How do you work at making a home?

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