There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t feel unraveled and like I’m not moving fast enough to keep up with it all. Couple that with continued exhaustion and I am often left feeling depleted. I most certainly feel like I’m not enough on so many occasions. But the truth is these feelings are a result of us giving our best. It’s so easy to get stuck on the mess and the inadequate feeling that swarms us along parenting lane but our depletion is a result of us giving our best to this life. At least I think so. I think we are allowed to be messes and great parents at the same time. I believe we are allowed to feel chaotic and uncertain and still be great parents. I feel that we are allowed to have bad days but that doesn’t mean we are bad parents. I’m in no way a parenting expert but I do feel like I’m a great parent to my kids when you peel away a lot of the layers. I give my all to them and that is enough. And I know without a shadow of a doubt you are all amazing parents too.
Tag a mama or papa who needs this reminder.
Chaotic Days & Sleepless Nights tee @coveredhands
Random. I’ve posted a lot this week. 🤷🏻♂️ Sorry, I’ve been fired up. I ran up on this pic today and it’s pretty prophetic and ironic the more I think about it. I took this in Ketchum Idaho in 2015 on an off the cuff snowboard adventure during possibly the darkest period of my life. I had breakfast and a shot of whiskey with the Mr. Hemingway prior to shredding the slopes with 3 veterans I had never met before. Hemingway was an interesting cat, and one of the best American writers of all time. He was also a combat veteran of WW1 where he was wounded. Despite his demons he led a very interesting life, and was quite the adventurer. To me he’s a symbol of what to try to be, and what not to try to be. Regardless of all that, I’m glad I waded through the snow to find him. His grave had beer cans, cigarette butts and a couple of weed roaches on it, which I think he would of approved of. I pushed all that to the side for this pic. Was a good day. Have a great weekend. ✌🏻 #inspiration#leadership#writersofinstagram#veteranwriters#veterans#writerscommunity#counterculture#blog#dadlife#hemmingway
Day 252 • October 19, 2018
Another trip to good ok’ @HomeDepotCanada •
The minute we get out of the car, Oliver does not answer to his name anymore. If you need him, you must refer to him as Mr. Home Depot Man. He then will show you to any item you ask for, as he has the entire store memorized.
WHEN SHOULD YOU TRANSITION AWAY FROM USING A CRIB? 👇👇👇⠀
Our answer might surprise you! We typically recommend waiting until age 3 or later before moving to a 'big kid' bed for the smoothest transition. ⠀
Younger children often have a harder time staying put in their new beds and we tend to see an increase in night waking and/or bedtime struggles when 1-2 year olds make the switch. 😬
That said, many parents opt to make the move earlier than 3 years old, especially when they've got a toddler repeatedly jumping out of the crib 😳 and the standard tricks (i.e. sleep sack to prevent the leg getting over) are no longer cutting it. ⠀
When did your kids move out of their crib and into a big kid bed? How did it go?⠀
“You can learn new things at any time in your life if you're willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you. “
Today’s back workout was brought to you by @vincedelmonte #preload grape! Which by the way was amazing!