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Back to School #DoingGood

September 11, 2015

This is a sponsored post by Minute Maid and DiMe Media. All Opinions are my own.

DoingGood1The summer is over, and I took the time this week to reflect back on all the fun we had during this
short break. My niece came to visit for a few weeks, and I am in awe at what a pretty young lady she has become. At just 6 years old she’s one smart kid, knows what she wants and has great manners.

Having her here without her mom and dad placed her in a different situation. She behaved beautifully and had so much fun. I’m sure she’ll remember how great of a time she had for many years to come. When I was trying to convince my sister to let my niece spend some time with us, she hesitated and was concerned with how my niece would behave at someone else’s home for an extended period of time, without them near her. This was her first trip without her parents.

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Needless to say we had a blast. This short trip demonstrated what a great job my sister and her
husband are doing at raising my niece. We all feel that pressure and self doubt of everyday life. I
personally question myself every time a difficult parenting situation arises. I always have to step back, take a deep breath and remind myself that my husband and I are doing good at raising my son. The situation, whether good or bad, will pass and we will tackle whatever life brings next.

I have no doubt that my niece will become whatever she wants to be when she’s older. She’s one of
the most genuine and compassionate kids I know. She’s an animal lover and loves to help around in the kitchen. I’m sure her career path will lead her to one her passions. She’s ready to take on first
grade and enjoy it to the fullest.

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This entire situation reminded me of the powerful message from this year’s Minute Maid campaign, #DoinGood. It’s all about celebrating the reality of parenthood in everyday life. It’s about embracing those perfectly imperfect moments with your kids, knowing you will get through them and making the best of whatever it is life is throwing at us at that moment.

I realize that feeling self-doubt is normal and acceptable, but we don’t have to beat ourselves up about it because we know it’s completely normal to feel that way. We are doing good!

Do you or a friend or family member feel this way sometimes? Tell us about someone you know who is doing a better job at parenting than they may realize. And remember that self-doubt is part of being a great parent. Take things one day at a time and know that it’s all part of life.

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This is a sponsored post by Minute Maid and DiMe Media. All Opinions are my own.