Raising kids has always been hard, but I’m convinced it has to be a little bit harder in 2018.
Twenty years ago, as a child, I had three major influences in my life: my mom, my friends from school, and Disney movies. I won’t go as far as to say that my mother had it easier than I do when raising children, but I will say that the amount of outside influences that she tried to manage was significantly less before the internet showed up.
Each week we feature a new dad from our community, in a segment called #FeaturedFatherFriday.
On Sunday, Jerrad opened up to us about the comparison game he has been battling for years and how he has found some relief by evaluating where his joy and satisfaction comes from.
It has become increasingly simple to follow the latest trends or celebrity figures and compare ourselves to what we don’t have and will never live up to. How crazy is it, that we allow ourselves to swept away by something so foolish?
That sounds harsh, and believe me, it hurts and it’s uncomfortable.
Last week I was flying solo as dad and trying to get ready while my kids watched a movie in the other room.
At least that’s what I thought they were doing.