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Women and Family Life

Finding your balance as a wife and mother

An inspirational talk for the mothers of Fundline Philippines

Hi! J I’m “Teachermama” Tina Santiago-Rodriguez J

Tina

Tim

Rysse Anthony

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Overview
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Introduction: The Role of the Modern Woman
Looking back in time: The purpose of our being The evolution of the woman’s role The different types of modern women

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The Challenges Faced by the Modern Woman
Balancing a career, marriage, motherhood and home life – and everything in between J Tips on finding a work-home balance

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At the End of it All: What Matters Most
Activity no. 1: Epitaph Activity no. 2: Seek and You Shall Find (Alternative: Paper Activity) Conclusion

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The Role of the Modern Woman
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Looking Back in Time: The Purpose of Our Being

When God created woman (Genesis 2: 18-24) The LORD God said: "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a suitable partner for him.” So the LORD God formed out of the ground various wild animals and various birds of the air, and he brought them to the man to see what he would call them; whatever the man called each of them would be its name. The man gave names to all the cattle, all the birds of the air, and all the wild animals; but none proved to be the suitable partner for the man. So the LORD God cast a deep sleep on the man, and while he was asleep, he took out one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. The LORD God then built up into a woman the rib that he had taken from the man. When he brought her to the man, the man said: "This one, at last, is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; This one shall be called 'woman,' for out of 'her man' this one has been taken.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one body.
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The Role of the Modern Woman
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as Helpmate, Partner and Inspiration n  Helpmate in Life — We help others, especially our spouses and families. n  Partner in Procreation and Parenting — Especially for married women n  Inspiration for Living — Applicable to all women J n  Your identity as God’s creation is what makes you special. J

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Woman As Crown Of Creation

Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld’s The Creation of Eve

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The Role of the Modern Woman
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The Evolution of the Woman’s Role
Partner in the workplace n  The pressures of modern living usually mean that the woman also has to help provide for the family. n  Career versus home? n  For a long time, women were expected to stay at home fulltime. This is not so anymore for many families BUT a lot of women still choose to forego their careers to be with their kids fulltime. Ultimately, it’s your choice. If you really had a choice,
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what would you choose? Whatever your choice or situation NOW, make the most out of it. J

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The Role of the Modern Woman
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The Different Types of Modern Women
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Stay-at-home, work-at-home, work-out-of-the-home, mompreneur No matter what type, there is only one call: to live out our

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call as women – to be nurturers and bearers of life and love. But we cannot do this if we don’t love ourselves first. Do YOU love yourself ?

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The Challenges Faced by the Modern Woman
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Balancing a career, marriage, motherhood, home life and everything in between
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Remember: n  Your career is a gift n  Your marriage and being a mother (if you are one) is a gift n  Your life is a gift n  Use that gift wisely! J n  Do not abuse nor misuse the gifts you have received. n  Use your gifts to bless the world!

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Tips on Finding a Work-Home Balance
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Put people over things, never things over people. Your family should be top priority. Give ample time for it. Quality AND quantity time are both important.

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Tips on Finding a Work-Home Balance
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Set limits on work time. As much as possible, leave all work-related tasks (and pressures and stress!) at the office. When you’re at the office, try taking regular, short breaks without leaving your place to help relieve stress.

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Tips on Finding a Work-Home Balance
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Know when and how to say “no” gracefully. It’s only by saying “no” that you can concentrate on the things that are really important. - Steve Jobs

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Get organized so you can use your time and energy efficiently.
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Set monthly, weekly and daily goals. Use a planner or note down your daily tasks. Maximize the phone or Internet to pay bills, etc. so you have more time for other things. Make lists and schedules for office-related and homerelated tasks. Use your travel time wisely — e.g. pray, listen to material that will help you (audio books, teachings, etc.)

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Establish rules and routines in your home.
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Make sure that each family member is aware of the rules (even the yayas). Print or write out a few copies and paste them on your walls. Have a regular routine with your kids (if you have them). E.g. Set a certain mealtime that you should eat together; have a daily bedtime routine with them as much as possible; etc. Do the same with your spouse. J

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Do what you’re good at, and let others do the rest.

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Look after yourself — mind, body and spirit.
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Try to get enough sleep/rest every day. Exercise regularly, eat healthily. Pray, meditate, read the Bible (if you’re open to it). Enrich your thoughts with affirming statements / selfaffirmations.

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At the End of It All: What Matters Most
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Activity no. 1: Epitaph
Procedure Processing

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Activity no. 2: Seek and You Shall Find (optional)
Procedure Processing

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At the End of It All: What Matters Most
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Conclusion: What Matters Most by Kenny Rankin
It's not how long we held each other's hand What matters is how well we loved each other It's not how far we travelled on our way Of what we found to say It's not the spring you see, but all the shades of green It's not how long I held you in my arms What matters is how sweet the years together It's not how many summer times we had to give to fall The early morning smiles we tearfully recall What matters most is that we loved at all. It's not how many summer times we had to give to fall The early morning smiles we tearfully recall What matters most is that we loved at all. What matters most is that we loved at all.

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You are Loved, dear Moms. J

Now go and share that LOVE to the world, especially to your spouses and kids.

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Prayer
Today, I receive all of God's love for me Today, I open myself to the unbounded, limitless, overflowing abundance of God's universe Today, I open myself to God’s blessings, healing and miracles Today, I open myself to God's Word so I would become more like Jesus every day Today, I proclaim that I am God's beloved, I am God's servant, I am God's powerful champion. And because I am blessed, I will bless the world in Jesus' name. Amen.
- Feast Declaration of Abundance {Novena to God’s Love} by Bo Sanchez
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Disclaimer
The author of this PowerPoint presentation does not claim any rights to ownership of any of the images used in these slides, except for the personal photos shown.
Thank you and God bless! J

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