Forget the Chores, Contribute to the Family!

Contribution to a Family and Home

Contribution to a Family and Home

There are many ways the word of ‘contribution’ can takes us… but what sprung to my mind was related to the family and in raising children, particularly through the teenager years when these young people are finding their own feet, developing their own thoughts and opinions and becoming the good independent people we hope for them.  These teenage years are also the years that I recall some conversations about the ‘best contribution you can make to the Webb home and family’.

The conversation went something like,

‘You see there are many contributions we all make as family members in our home but I believe the best contribution you can make in our home is to be kind and generous to each another.’

As a parent, I want my children to help with cooking, dishes, rubbish and feeding the pets… but you know what, they could be doing all their chores that contribute to the running of a house, but if they are battling to be kind, not prepared to talk about stuff, unforgiving, snarly and cold to another family member – it can only last for a tiny while… it’s not good for the soul of the individuals and the family!

Forget the chores I say, and let’s always endeavour to contribute to keeping and making a family and home.

Or better still – do both!

No Regrets.


About Penny

Penny was born in England, raised in New Zealand, lived in America and settled in Perth, Australia. Together with her husband Mark, she is raising a teenage daughter and has twin twenty-something sons. "Coming home at the end of a solid working day to family and friends is my delight" says Penny, Co-author of the book – She’s Not Your Competition. She is a heart-felt communicator who believes in the power of a person’s story. Penny has over 25 years experience as a high level leader and spokesperson in both the private and non-profit sectors with significant public relations experience. She is currently the CEO of South Coastal Women's Health Services, and prior on the Leadership Teams of Rise Network and Riverview supporting people in areas of mental health, domestic and family violence, and children overseas at risk of exploitation. She holds an MBA and MBL, and is a Board Director for the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia. For the past 15 years she has provided pro-bono support as a mentor for leaders and consultant to not for profits. Penny’s personal life endeavour is a determination to "make life better not bitter".