July 23, 2017

Yup, You’re “Doin’ Good”

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute Maid®. All opinions are 100% mine.
me and kateLike many other moms and dads, I struggle with whether I’m doing a good job. As a parent, that is. I think that’s one of the reasons why I’m piling the kids into the minivan and we’re spending seven weeks on the road seeing as many of the must-sees across the country as we can. The Grand Canyon. Navy Pier. Old Faithful. They’re all on the list.

I want to spend real time with my kids and give them more of me as I show them the country. More of my attention. More eye contact. More togetherness that doesn’t involve setting the table, walking the dog, or driving to lacrosse practice. More quality time. Less screen time.

kids tulipsYet, despite how I feel about how I’m doing as a mom, Minute Maid® recently found that I’m probably doing a better job than I think. So, maybe I should cancel our road trip? 🙂

Minute Maid® asked children, mostly teens and tweens, to write a letter to their mom or dad, who then read the letters on-camera. Despite late carpool pick-ups, dinner fails, and everyday stumbles, the moms and dads learned that they were doing a lot better in the eyes of their kids than they thought.

Even though my kids probably think I’m doing a good job now (I may never know unless I can get them to write me a letter!), I’m always going to go the extra mile. Literally. We’ll keep exploring places near and far. That’s when I can have the most quality time with them, but even if we don’t do something new every weekend, I need to realize that I’m already doing a pretty good job as a parent. So are you.

paul spiderCheck out this new video from my partner Minute Maid®. Share it with the friends and family in your life who could use a reminder that they, too, are doing a great job as a parent.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute Maid®.

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