Its a beautiful spring day in February and I feel as though I need to sit in confessional… forgive me readers it has been 6 months since my last confession… I mean BLOG. ¬†Life became full and I became human and something had to go. ¬†So I stopped blogging and after a while I somehow didn’t know how and where to start again. ¬†Does anyone even read it? ¬†What topic should I begin with? ¬†What day is a good day to jump back in? ¬†I have thought about it day in and day out. ¬†Here is what I have come up with… ¬†I am going to start to share little thoughts of the day! ¬†Nothing long. ¬†Just something to think about. ¬†Some will be funny. ¬†Some will be thought provoking. ¬†Some might be terrible – I apologize in advance for those. ¬†Either way… a quick and easy way for me to share and a quick and easy note for you to read. ¬† Before I share todays thought I feel the need to be a little vulnerable. ¬†Its scary doing what I do and writing what I write. ¬†Some days I feel as though all those who know what I do are watching me more closely and sometimes I really screw this gig up. ¬†Sometimes knowing more means feeling more pressure to do better. ¬†I am here along side all of you learning and growing through my work, through my relationships and through my children.
Ok… So here is my thought for today. ¬†Parents often ask me why it is so hard to get their kids to help out around the house. ¬†They say, “they are just not helpful!” ¬†If you would like your children to be helpful you need to teach them how it feels to be helped. ¬†Once they know how good it feels, they will want to share that feeling with others. ¬†Offer to help them often and only help if they accept your offer. ¬†Sometimes they just need to know the help is there. ¬†Soon they will be offering to help you.
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