But when all the "stuff" slows down and our minds drift back over the past year, consider the goals you set at the start
Becoming a parent and traveling with my family helped me reprioritize my time, energy, and money on creating meaningful moments
What about those moments you're supposed to look forward to, only to discover they actually aren't as magical as you thought? We're here to let you down (gently) about these 15 "magical" parenting moments.
Sure, high school gets all the glory, but preschool is the place where innocence still lives.
There is something beautiful about parenting that, I think in the hustle and bustle of life, I tend to forget. The element of raising a child that is ever changing and ever developing is so common that it can seem a burden rather than a blessing.
I know this day will come; I'm just not sure when it will be. I do, however, know that I won't be ready when it arrives.
Every day my life is perfect. Every day I know can never be replaced. Every day I want to squeeze just one more precious moment with my children just as they are now. Every day I'm tired and worn down. Every day I blink.
Don't wallow in misery even if you do have to drag the dumb heavy car seat and diaper bag with you everywhere because the great news is you won't be walking into kindergarten with it. Take care of yourself NOW, so you don't feel beaten down tomorrow!
As I continue my rocky spiritual journey through Lent, I notice that I am still, as always, seriously guilty of what the Buddhists call clinging. Westerners might call it greed, getting attached to the temporal and earthly at the expensive of things eternal and divine. Greedy clinging is not good for you, wise folks of every tradition will tell you. It'll make you suffer.
To this day I cry every time I think of this special moment. We're all searching for our mission, our reason for being on this planet. I feel like I found mine that day. And it all started with such a simple gesture.