This world we live in is beautiful. There is so much goodness, so much kindness, so much love. Most of the people in it are good, and they will be helping us raise our children. I am so grateful for that.
Brene Brown has given many famous TED talks, written books, and been interviewed about her research on shame, courage, and vulnerability. Her interview with Tim Ferriss (here) was so inspirational I listened to it twice in a row. I have long sense thrown in the towel for trying to be the “perfect mom” (I wrote
Chores and errands seem like shoveling while it is snowing when you have littles. Put them in, buckle them up. “Don’t touch that, it’s yucky!” Fighting, crying, whining. “I had just folded those!!!” Unbuckle them, take them out. “No, we can’t get that. I know you want it, but you want everything.” Snacks, sippy
It’s 2013, and I’m three months pregnant with my first baby. One of our wedding “Give the couple advice!” (from two years earlier) postcards spontaneously shows up in our mailbox. I curiously turn the picture of us dressed up in our wedding clothes around to see who had decided to write a message all these months later.