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Family Rules

I could have also titled this post “My husband has not vision when it comes to home decor”.  That’s why I need your help.  🙂

Have you seen those “Family Rules” signs they have been selling at Kohl’s, Target, etc. lately? It turns out that on Etsy there are lots of people who will make custom signs for your house. This is the one I’m thinking of ordering. I was really hoping to create something that my kids would internalize. Not only that, but someday in the future when we have a bunch of teenagers hanging out at our house, I want those kids to see this too.

This is what I’ve come up with, with a little bit of help from Bruce(7). Critiques? Suggestions?


  • Say what you think in a nice way
  • Get the wiggles out
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Think BIG
  • Dream BIGGER
  • Knock before entering
  • use PLEASE and THANK YOU
  • EAT real food
  • EAT a snack before you go nuts
  • Keep Your Body Clean
  • Do your work before you play
  • Remember that screen-time is earned
  • BE KIND to other people
  • BE KIND to yourself
  • Remember that happiness is a choice


  1. Claire H. says:

    What about the Thomas Edison quote about genius being 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration? That’s a big one in our house 🙂

  2. jengod says:

    Those are all great. I always just think about “cultivate good habits” but that’s not eloquent enough!

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