Parenting is like a hike. A steep alpine trail we must travel to take our children from birth to adulthood. There’s adventure and a time of bonding along the way. There are also—for those who attempt to find it—places of peace and contentment. Spots to enjoy the view. (I promise there are!)
As a mom of four I know that anything worthwhile (vacations, holidays, grocery shopping, coffee with friends, Lego castles) deserve time to prep. But so often in parenting we set off with no real plan. We grab our backpacks (a.k.a. our schedules/life) and pile more in. This leads to weariness and crankiness, blisters and burdens.
You Gotta Plan & Pack
When hiking, water, food, proper clothing, and sturdy footwear are essentials. In life we too often let clutter push out the priorities. We say “yes” to many good things—to the detriment of the necessities.