Although I try and not put everything on my fridge, I wanted to put up (for now) some/most of Julie Beck's suggestions from Mothers Who Know to help me remember where my focus should be. If you don't want to re-invent the wheel, here's what I did.
This is what it says:
The responsibility mothers have today has never required more vigilance. More than at any time in the history of the world, we need mothers who know.
· “. . .In the eternal perspective, children—not possessions, not position, not prestige—are our greatest jewels.”
· The value women place on motherhood in this life and the attributes of motherhood they attain here will rise with them in the Resurrection.
· We honor sacred ordinances and covenants.
· We know that if we are not pointing our children to the temple, we are not pointing them toward desired eternal goals.
· We create a climate for spiritual and temporal growth in our homes.
· We work beside children in homemaking tasks (cooking, washing clothes and dishes, and keeping an orderly home) to create opportunities to teach and model qualities children should emulate.
· We are knowledgeable, but all the education we attain will avail us nothing if we do not have the skill to make a home that creates a climate for spiritual growth.
· Nurturing requires organization, patience, love, and work.
· We do not abandon our plan (missions, temple marriages, education, prayer, scripture study, and family home evening) by succumbing to social pressure and worldly models of parenting.
· We are selective about our own activities and involvement to conserve our limited strength in order to maximize our influence where it matters most.
· We consider our homes as a pre–missionary training center.
· We allow less media in our homes, less distraction, less activity that draws our children away from our home.
· We are willing to live on less and consume less of the world’s goods in order to spend more time with our children—more time eating together, more time working together, more time reading together, more time talking, laughing, singing, and exemplifying.
· We choose carefully and do not try to choose it all.