Whoa parenting. Two episodes that are profound when heard back to back.

I have a three year old so it's been 4 years of...

This is all new.
What's going on?
This is awesome!
I'm so tired.
I can't think.
I'm so lucky.
Am I crazy?
Is the world crazy.
Am I the only one?
How do I feel?
I can't tell?
This is the best time of my life.
Did I make the right decision?
Who am I?

I'm sure you can relate.  

This past week a couple episodes came out that really struck me as a newish parent. Hearing them back to back compounded my feeling and provided some new perspective. Warning. These are intense, and not the fluffy, regular, life as a parent types of conversations. But I encourage you to listen to them both and see if you can find an answer to one of your questions or a new perspective on your parenting journey. 

Autism Isn’t What I Signed Up For   Death Sex and Money

Moms Who Hate Motherhood  Dear Sugar

Every week I grow more and more impressed with the work Sheryl and Steve are doing. We need people like this to help us think through the complexities of life in a real, grounded way. They are providing a valuable service. And Anna your work of highlighting the exact voices we need to be hearing is groundbreaking and necessary. Thank you to all three of you. 

I would also like to send a gigantic hug to Diane. I just want to go sweep her up and be her best friend. I'm sure you will too. And I hear you about your thoughts regarding race. It's real and it sucks.