Once you let go of the notion that only certain people in certain spots in your life can be designated as family members, the world feels more inclusive than ever before.
Answers that people usually would turn to a parent for are answers you don’t have.
The world needs more people who have grown-up confidence in the things they know and youthful desire to question what they don’t.
Being tired as a grown up is a sign that you matter. You’ve created a life where you’re needed.
So what should you say? Well, to me there was only one statement that always fits…
Diapers and feedings can be outsourced to a nanny or a babysitter. Teaching them about the sometimes-harsh world around them is a job that only a parent should do.
Please don’t tell my wife and daughter, but on a day-to-day basis, my son is usually the easiest one in the house to handle.
I wanted to write some of them down here so I have them. And, in case I’m not around one day, she does too.
The help you turn away today could be the exact resource they might need tomorrow.
You’re not perfect. You’re not awful. You just are.