We Say "Yes" to a Great Family Life
We all know what we want: loving connections, strong family values and happy holiday memories. But our day-to-day reality is often far from that fairy-tale image we have in our minds. For most of us, life has become too fast, too busy, too stressful. We’re feeling dizzybusy and there’s little time left at the end of the day to connect as a family and create the loving, safe haven we all need at home.
We say YES, it’s possible to have a simple, joyful, meaningful family life - despite the challenges we face in today’s dizzybusy world. YES, we can be successful at work and great parents too. YES, we can have it all - without driving ourselves crazy or neglecting our health. And, it’s easier than we think…because it’s not about doing more. It’s about doing less, and doing the right things. There are five simple things every family can do to build a happyhome. We call them the happyhome habits.
People assume that “family” happens naturally because it used to when our parents were raising us. But our lives today have become so dizzybusy that the simple, good things - like sitting down to dinner together and talking - are getting lost in the shuffle. We need to be intentional about our family life …because happyhomes don’t just happen.
Once Upon A Family - A Cultural Revolution
Once Upon a Family has been helping families build happyhomes since 2002. We don’t just TALK about making a difference. We ARE making a difference. Hundreds of thousands of families across America have discovered that even in today’s dizzybusy world they can have a great family life. Once Upon A Family gives people so much more than inspiration. We know what people need to succeed: a simple guide, practical tools and ongoing support. It’s our formula for success, and it has created a cultural revolution.
Parents are teaching values at the dinner table with Conversation Starters, creating a sense of belonging with the Family Fun Box and writing Letters to My Dear Sweet Child to save for twenty-first birthday gifts. Grandparents are sharing The Stories of My Life with grandchildren while fathers are taking their daughters on Dates with Dad to show them how a woman should be treated when a man truly loves her. These families are saying NO to today’s pressures and expectations and getting back to the basics of building happyhomes for their loved ones.
Families Helping Families
The statistics are staggering on stress and how it affects our health, our families and our work. Given the overwhelmed, disconnected and unhealthy state families are in and the amount of money, time and energy businesses in America lose due to stress-related issues, we have to do everything we can to help people build happyhomes.
…we can’t afford not to.