You can’t do it all. You can’t home cook every meal, attend every sporting event, work a full-time job, read to your kids every night, teach them great manners, introduce them to next year’s vocab words, take them to museums, memorize facts about Greek mythology, and tell great stories.
We can only do so much as parents.
So let go of whatever picture you have of the perfect parent. Instead, figure out which aspects you are amazing at, and lean into those.
When you spend time “in your strengths,” you show up as the best version of yourself. You will be happier, more patient, and more relaxed when you are doing things you know you do well and that you enjoy.
Are you really good at telling stories but not so great at roasting chicken?
Are you funny but clueless about soccer and not super interested in learning?
Great at teaching but not so great at throwing birthday parties?
The most fun at taking your kids...