Have you noticed that when you get your kids to ‘help’ you with something most of the time they are doing the exact opposite? This is why I have trained my mind to think that instead of them helping me I am helping them to eventually learn an important skill. I still tell them they are helpers, because it makes us all feel good and encourages their desire to be helpful throughout their lives.
I don't know about y'all... But it's just about this time every year that I get the winter blues... hard. After the holidays, Valentine's Day, birthdays and when spring stuff shows up in the stores (hello, Target swim suit section), but when you know very well you are going to be in boots through April in Colorado.
Here are a few things to help us (me) get through the remainder of these cold, wet months.
We have now entered the month of love. I am lucky enough to get extra pampered since February is also my birthday month. This got me thinking, what are the best ways to take that pampering into your own hands and continue it year round. Let’s face it; being a parent is not super glamorous and taking care of yourself both mentally and physically may get pushed onto the back burner.
The holidays fizzled out pretty quickly around the Huebner house. Our tree was dying (early Thanksgiving means early Xmas tree!) and the first scheduled pick up was Dec 26… I was not about to spend another week sweeping up pine needles. Then my son’s preschool promptly reopened 2 days after the New Year. Fast forward to January 10th and it feels like the holidays are a long lost dream – All except for ONE thing: The CLUTTER was REAL.