We all know parenting is a challenge. From juggling a job, kids, extracurricular activities like dance, soccer or hockey and home life, to making sure everyone eats nutritious meals (ok, so many of these are on the run….) and gets to bed on time. It’s EXHAUSTING.
What do you think of chores and allowances for kids ??
Over the years our family has struggled with many different variations on this, all focused on helping our kids to become responsible adults and (let's be honest) taking a little of the housework load off of mom and dad.
I’d like to start by giving a huge thank to all of you who sent in so many fantastic name suggestions for this new blog, and a special thank you and congratulations to Sam Wirtanen for being our big winner with “True Story” which for those of you who know me, recognize this as something I say much too often I’m sure!
For those of you who frequent our Peterborough location where I spend most of my working time you are likely already familiar with me. But for those who generally visit our Lindsay location or are only occasional visitors let me introduce myself ......my name is Tammy and I am the proud owner of this little gem we call "Recycled Kids".
For the past 13 years I’ve been behind the counter and had the extreme privilege of getting to know so many of you - our consignors and customers. In our conversations, we’ve shared so many moments of joy, pain, confusion and laughter. If I have learned anything over these fabulous years it is that everyone has a story and so very often there is waaayyyy more to all of us than meets the eye. I find it quite fascinating and honestly after all of these years it is what keeps me looking forward to going to work each day. I have had the opportunity to make so many amazing connections and friendships and for that I am truly grateful.