Reaching out to help Parents & Grandparents

Helping Mom and Dad
Helping Mom and Dad

Aaahhhhh, it’s so nice to have it done!

From the time we had kids,  Stan and I would corral the kids to help family members with  yard work, minor repairs or whatever the needs were, from the time our family was young.Helping Mom and Dad 1

Now, we still do all we can to get everyone to help out once a year or so.  Helping Mom and Dad 2


 This time, our family, my sister Jody and her son and Aunt Peg travel by caravan for about 2 1/2 hours to help  mom and dad to get things done in the yard that needed attending to. Helping Mom and Dad 3

It’s work, effort, time and use of resources, that’s true; however, doing these projects as a family is more fun than alone.Helping Mom and Dad 4Even the little ones get involved.  I had them drag small branches to the pile for burning at a later time.  It’s never too early to teach them to help and work at appropriate levels.Helping Mom and Dad 5

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Maybe you/your family will take the opportunity to find out who might need a bit of help. Gather them up, plan a potluck and make wonderful memories while accomplishing some good!Helping Mom and Dad 7Helping Mom and Dad 8Working together to help others,  strengthens bonds, create memories, teaches many values and helps to instill a strong work ethic. Helping Mom and Dad 9Helping Mom and Dad 10Don’t forget to have a day of FUN too!

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013

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  1. Lovely idea Carrie. My extended family lives too far away, but there is always someone in the community needing a hand. Thanks for the reminder to look around once in awhile.

  2. Carrie,

    I think it is so wonderful that your whole family gets together to help your mom and dad. I wish I Lived closer to my aunt. Her children nor grandchildren help her. She will be 90 this month and really needs the help.
    Thanks for sharing this great post,
    Diane Roark

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