The age of social media is killing me. Perfectly filtered and cropped pictures that hide the inevitable pain and anxiety and messiness of life. So much so that I constantly feel like my friends and peers are living these incredible lives that seem to elude me. I feel like a frantic bundle of nerves all … Continue reading A vow for the messy truth
Yesterday morning my daughter woke up, a red scratch outside her eye. I noted it but chalked it up to some minor mid-sleep self-inflicted injury. By mid morning though, her eye had swollen and we thought it must have been a bug bite. By this morning though, as I checked her before I headed to … Continue reading How fortunate are we.
My last post was all about gratitude. At this moment I want to give the self that wrote that a big ol’ eye-roll. Don’t get me wrong – being grateful for my life is awesome and all, but on this side of a red-eye with a 4 and 2 year old I’m not feeling all that … Continue reading Why does it always feel so hard?
At this moment, I am surrounded by examples of how different parenting is today. As I sit in this Starbucks I see only dads with their kids. Beside me there is a dad with his toddler getting a little morning treat. Over there there are two dads that clearly went for a run together with … Continue reading Parenting ain't what it used to be