Initially, my children met my idea with skepticism. My daughter said, “Uh, honestly Mom? I don’t think I have an hour a week for you.” Good thing she laughed after she said it. But she was right—we were having a hard time finding an hour to even have a conversation.
In this humorous and inspiring essay, author Amy Makechnie shares her experience of giving her thirteen-year-old daughter a lump sum allowance for the year and watching life lessons unfold.
“Was I being fake? I don’t think so. I think by choosing to act like I had energy, I actually started to feel energetic. Act the way you want to feel, not the other way around.”
When I found myself running alone on a dark road without a headlamp, I realized the importance of having my own light—not only in running, but also in my everyday life.
Children just might be the messiest people on the planet, but they are also the best plants I’ve ever produced. Perhaps a little mess is how the best things grow.
There are nine minutes in the day that can have the most impact on a child. Author Amy Makechnie has a sure way to make the most of them.
Last year, Amy Makechnie’s 13-year-old daughter requested a lump sum allowance of $100. So, how did the experiment turn out? Read the follow up to Amy’s popular post.
You know that annoying song? We sing it to my oldest daughter, Cope, every now and then because it’s so funny and awful. She always exclaims, “Mom! Dad!” and then we all laugh. She’s so excited to grow up. And I keep chanting, Slow down, slow down… The other day, Cope had her 11-year-old doctor’s […]