The Joys of Homemaking:
"The most important work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own home"
--President Harold B. Lee
In the 1973-74 Family Home Evening Manual, President Harold B Lee gave this definition of the ideal home:
The primary function of a Latter-day Saint home is to ensure that every family member works to create the climate and condition in which all can grow toward perfection. For the parents, this requires a dedication of time and energy far beyond the mere providing of their children's physical needs. For the children, this means controlling the natural tendency toward selfishness.
Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God.
To Parents, with love:
Be Your Best to Give Your Best
"As we give of ourselves, we must reserve a little time and energy for that other life which is within each of us--that urge to make, to do, to try to create. It really amounts to putting something extra into the day--something we have seen or heard that inspired us, something we have learned or done which has added more to the quality of our day. Somehow, somewhere, there must be an island of time for ourselves"