Family life is very hectic and very challenging, to begin with. For starters, if you have a child you would have to sacrifice a lot of the precious sleep time for the sake of taking care of the baby not to mention the work that you have to juggle with that parental and spousal responsibility for the family.
All this taken into account, it is still one of the very magical things in life, to have a family, to have someplace to belong to and be accepted and loved just as you are. That aside there are also material that you have to consider in family life, here are some of those essential material stuffs you might have to have.
Work will be a very big factor in your life as a husband or a wife. Your work will be the bread and butter for the family and you would have to be good in it so that you will have a stable position and will have a steady flow of income for the needs of the family.
Yes, there is love and caring but having something to eat and meet the needs of the family with is also a form of love, but only manifested materially. You have to work diligently for your family both you and your spouse.
You also have to have a safe home. Now this structure that you call home might be owned or not owned by you, which means that you are renting or that you are probably staying in with a parent to sustain financially.
But nevertheless, you have to have a home where you can live and rest peacefully. But studies have shown that it would be better to own a house of your own for your family. Financial firms offer first home buyer loan for starting families. Owning a house early on gets you stable a lot sooner financially and emotionally.
You have to have the savings not just during the time that you already have a family, although it is advisable to have one, you have to have it even before forming a family. According to experts it would be best to keep separate savings for both spouse for their own personal needs and they could actually choose to use it for the family should a worst-case scenario ever happens, but nevertheless each should have their own savings so each can contribute if there is a dire need for the family.
Although this one is a non-material essential, each family should have formed their own support network. Nobody comes out of this alone. In building a family you will be having the need for support and it better be there because it would be very difficult not to have one. Your support network should be people who care not only for you but also for your whole family. A support network helps you through tough times and should be willing to help you should you need any assistance.
So technically building a family no matter how big or small is a very challenging feat to do, not only will you be minding about these material needs but also you will be taking into consideration the emotional and developmental needs of each family member.