What I Love About Being a Parent

I will be the first to admit that there are days when being a parent is tough work. I don't have to list those moments (all of you who are parents know what I'm talking about). But taking time to revel in the joyous moments of parenting has been a recent practice in transforming any frustrations I might have in the moment into deep gratitude and appreciation. And as it turns out, those joyous moments are very easy to find, because they surround me in every waking moment.

For my hilarious, strong-willed, artistic, witty, athletic, enthusiastic, sensitive, fiery, magical, powerful son...I am so, eternally grateful. Hats off to the Universe for bringing him into being and into my life.

 Cousin beach play 

Cousin beach play 

 Cousin gnome village visit

Cousin gnome village visit

 Cousin toy raid

Cousin toy raid

 Excellent work learning letters

Excellent work learning letters

 Harry Potter for Halloween 

Harry Potter for Halloween 

 Illustrated story telling

Illustrated story telling

 Loving on Oscar, the world's most patient cat

Loving on Oscar, the world's most patient cat

 Christmas "explorer spy" outfit

Christmas "explorer spy" outfit

 Learning days of the month with silly kitties

Learning days of the month with silly kitties

 Running with the wolves

Running with the wolves