Parenting isn’t as easy as it looks on Instagram, is it? How do they get everyone to look so clean, so well-pressed, so happy? Is it real??? Why can’t my kids look like that?

As you know, there is quite a difference between the way things “appear” in a photo and the way things actually are in real life.

These blog articles focus on parenting—things that help us, as parents, on the journey. I learned them through many challenging experiences, through folks who had parented longer (and more successfully), and through what my kids taught me.