If it ain't broke: don't fix it....don't reinvent the wheel....keep it simple, silly....you get it, right? ;)
My point here is that I found an excellent tool for those of you who have been awaiting the exercise I promised to provide in order to create your own family mission statements!
It's quite an in-depth exercise (and further information on the process) but I think it's fantastic. And would you know - I found it on a website I actually have bookmarked as one of my favorites. The website is called SimpleMom.Net and I would encourage any mom to spend some time searching around on it.
The link to writing a family mission statement is here: http://simplemom.net/back-to-the-basics-create-a-family-mission-statement/ Take a look. As with anything in life, the more you put into it, the more you'll get out of it.
My own family has not yet started our own statement, but I will make sure to write more about this process as we do - and please let me know how it's going for you!