Mindful Advice #4: A Beautiful but Overwhelming Life

Cultivate Clarity

Dear Bex!

IMG_4320I have an awesome life and I know it. I’ve got a partner I love more deeply every day, a great home in a beautiful city, and three healthy, happy, (mostly) pleasant children–8, 6, and 2 years old. I feel so blessed. And yet, I feel like I am at my edge so much of the time. Totally overwhelmed with it all—the laundry, the dishes, the toys in the way, the toddler who won’t stop moving….

I’m a stay-at-home dad. I want it that way and I know it’s a privilege not everyone can afford.  But then sometimes I find myself thinking about how much easier it will be when the kids are older and more self-reliant. How much I hope my 2-year-old daughter will take a long enough nap for me to have a cup of coffee alone and get some projects done. How great it will…

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