I'm about to begin an extremely busy season of work and travel and I strive to be very mindful in every moment I have with these kiddos. Everyone has their own parenting philosophy and the right balance of work and family that makes sense for their situation; there isn't one solution or roadmap. My work and travel means I miss out on a lot of stuff with them, which of course makes me sad, but i try to focus on quality over quantity.
Being 100% present is hard and I'm tempted to pick up the phone and do a few emails while they're playing, but I never want them to doubt the quality of my attention, or my burning passion for reading Peppa Pig or I Am Hellen Keller for the 75th time. 😐
We spent the weekend in Cebu, a beautiful beach town in the Phillipines. ⚡️And Im trying out Instagram Stories for the first time! Even though my 13 year old niece has explained it repeatedly, I still don't fully appreciate the point of Snapchat ... but I'm trying to keep up with the cool kids. 😉 See more of the Phillipines and our boat adventure in Stories. 👆