Just Another Day of Parenting…

Have you had one of those days?

You know them...they start out just like every other day, but at some point things start to go awry.

Best laid plans.

Kids Activities Blog is really excited to be partnering with Minute Maid and their “Doin’ Good” campaign this Mother’s Day to celebrate great parents everywhere.

hey parent you are doin good

Yesterday was one of those days.  My middle son was anchoring a debate {I am not sure that anchoring is the proper word, but he was first to present the negative position}.  I walked in late as the second on his team presented her argument completely missing my son’s  performance.

I felt awful!

Looking back, I see the time I forgot to deliver snacks to the school that I promised.  The  missed orthodontist appointment.  The dog’s missed heartworm treatment.  The laundry that stayed in the washer so long it started to mold.  Dinners consisting of cold cereal.  A birthday present didn’t arrive in time…

My list goes on and on.

Parenting is a complicated business!  Some days are laced with forgetfulness, failure and fatigue.  It is easy to remember those days and forget the sweet moments that happen amid the chaos.

Moments like the joke that was told that the entire family laughed at even though it wasn’t that funny.  The walk along the lake.  The dog sneaking food off the table.  The shirt that was worn backwards.  The baby turtle we found in the backyard.  The tennis tournament  with honorable mention.  The drawing that surprised us all.  The chores that were done with vigor.  The new skateboard trick.  The vacation plan…

My list goes on and on.

Parenting is full of snippets of the amazing.  But they can be easily missed if we are wrapped up in our parenting fails.

This is one of the reasons I adore Minute Maid’s “Breakfast with Missy” promotion.  Watch this video:

What is Breakfast with Missy?

Four-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin has partnered with Minute Maid to celebrate great parents everywhere.  It’s all about recognizing other parents – maybe a friend, sibling or relative – for the great job they’re doing as a parent.  The #doingood campaign is all about those little moments of parenting that build up and reminding moms and dads that their doing a much better job than they think.

Recognize Great Parenting for Your Chance to Win!

From May 2 to May 31, 2016, you  can enter the Breakfast with Missy  promotion by sharing a photo or video nominating a parent in your  life who is #doingood.  You can post it to MinuteMaid.com or on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #doingoodcontest.

Five winners, plus a guest, will win a chance to join Missy Franklin for a special breakfast following the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Go!  Share the amazing #doingood parents in your life!

A big thanks to Minute Maid for sponsoring this contest and this post.  You can find Minute Maid in the following places {in addition to your fridge :)}:  @minutemaid on Twitter, Minute Maid on Facebook, @minutemiad_us on IG and on their website.  Follow the #doingood hashtag and enter with the #doingoodcontest hashtag.