We all take time to wash fruits, clean jars, and can them. The children have grown in love with making jams mashaAllah. Not only is it the start of our family tradition, it's also our family business. Selling our jams locally and online, we wanted to share our jams with others. MashaAllah alhamdulilah the feedback has been wonderful. We had our first sell not too long ago and our family was super excited.
It is important for my husband and I to teach the children through traditions. Not only are we creating memories by baking bread together, canning food, and making our own products. We are teaching them skills they will pass down to their children inshaAllah and teach their wives. Skills such as:
Good health: they are leaning that its better to make it at home and its healthier. There are so many products on the market, full of junk, GMOs, artificial things that we want the children to know it's a better ways to do things.
Bonding: They are learning the importance of family. We call ourselves Team Rahim, and it may sound cute but we want the children to know the true meaning of being a team, being a family, and how we stregthen our bonds by working together.
Problem Solving Skills: Sometimes we may not agree on certian things and in working together sometimes there will be conflicts. It's important to give them the tools to appropriately resolve problems with others, when working with others, and when we feel there is a problem... how to speak up, in a respectful, polite way.
Alhamdulilah we learned so much about each other by working together. I'm happy that Allah has blessed us to start these traditions. Baking bread, cooking together, canning and more. Its one of my joys as a mother to pass on skills the children will be able to benefit from and so on alhamdulilah. What traditions does your family do? What would you like to start?