I’m thrilled to be partnering with Minute Maid to bring you this post celebrating parenthood. As always, all opinions are my own.
The past couple weeks around here were filled with friends experiencing big moments with their children—wonderfully successful dance recital performances, the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat as Little League playoffs came to a close, reminders of what was and uncertainty about what’s next during the last days of preschool/kindergarten/elementary school. Plus there was the looming question of how the heck are we going to keep our kids entertained all summer long.
Throughout it all, I honestly lost track of the number of times I heard friends say something along the lines of, “Man, this parenting thing isn’t easy, is it?”
The truth is, it isn’t easy. Because we care so much. And that, right there, is what we tend to forget. All this work and worry, it matters. The stakes are high, and our constant efforts and hope that we’re doing most of it right, these are the things that are helping us raise extraordinary little people.
While the proof is all around us, it also shines through in this truly moving campaign from Minute Maid, “Doin’ Good”. Take a moment to watch these heartfelt videos from kids telling their parents how they’re doing it right…even when the parents feel like maybe they’re not enough.
I loved the campaign from the moment I saw it, so you can imagine how honored I was to be invited to be a guest contributor to the Minute Maid Good Minute blog for the next few months.
Today, I’m excited to share my first post which honors one of my favorite guys on the planet, Lenny. In the chaos that is our life with three young kids, I often wonder if he knows that he’s doin’ good. With a little help from my trusty assistants, I like to think we answered that question with a resounding yes.
To read the post and see how we honored one special father a bit early in our house, click here.
I’d love to hear how the dads in your life are making a difference. Please comment here or share your Father’s Day moments on social media using #minutemaid #doingood!