INSIDE: Learn how to create the best mission statement for your family. How to make DIY stenciled mission statement wall art for home.
For several years, my husband had a job that required him to spend a lot of time in the car, driving around town. To eleviate boredom, he got into talk radio and podcasts. As a result, I would be the recipient of many texts telling me to listen to this certain podcast or order that particular book.
It was during one long drive that he heard an interview with the author of a book about restoring sanity to our families and reducing that frantic feeling so many of us parents have every.single.day.
This book not only prompted some always needed Date Nights but also got us thinking about our family’s mission statement, which we then turned into a very cool piece of DIY wall art. Read on…
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How to Create the Best Family Mission Statement
With three young kids, our lives are just as frantic as anyone else’s. More in some ways and less in others. If something or someone can help us lessen the daily insanities of family life, we’re usually game to try. And the book “The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family” definitely got our parenting wheels turning!
Now I love a self help book just as much as any 40-something looking for ways to fix everything and anything! But so many of these books make my eyes roll back in boredom.
However, The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family is written like a fable with short chapters and lots of real world examples of other families. The book is centered around three BIG questions you should ask yourself about your own family:
- What makes your family unique?
- What’s family’s top priority – rallying cry – right now?
- How do you talk about and use the answers to these questions?
How to Make Your Family Less Frantic
My husband and I read the book and then used a night away from the house, the kids, the frantic-ness to discuss our separate answers to the three questions posed in the book.
Armed with a notepad and a frostry draft beverage, we followed the examples and steps laid out in the book to craft our own unique family mission statement to help us remember what we are doing each day and why.
It was surprisingly easy and fast to do. I credit the ease of this book …and the beverage! 😉
DIY Make Family Mission Statement Wall Art
After all this work, it only made sense to display our family’s mission somewhere visible for all to see.
We happened to have an old framed mirror sitting in the garage. With no use for the mirror, we removed it and used the wood underneath it. However, you can just as easily use poster board, foam core, plywood or wood pallet.
This was a great project to do while watching TV! I opted to use letter stencils + paint but letter stickers, vinyl letters cut from a Cricut or freehand are other great options.
I used a variety of acrylic craft paints to highlight certain words or phrases.
Try the dry brush technique of dabbing any extra paint off on a paper towel, which makes stenciling a lot more successful.
Once complete, we hung our family mission statement wall art in our bedroom. You roll out of bed in the morning and it’s essentially the first thing you see once you rub the sleep from your eyes.
It’s been a great reminder of why we do what we do each day.
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