[Parenting] Upset about not being able to do what you want to do now you have kids? Adjust your expectations.
If you feel like you are not accomplishing what you "should" be doing while you have kids...
You can feel it too. Here's what it's like.
This may be the single most important thing that helped me manage when I became a parent.
The basis of aligned parenting.
This is one of the most profound parenting principles there is:
Is more than one person in the room cranky pants at the same time?
What if you are reading the story Cinderella and your little one asks, "Mommy, why are Cinderella's step-sisters so mean?"
How do you explain this to child?
If you try this little technique (it only takes a few minutes, max) it will make your outings with kids - of any age - easier, or more relaxing, or more fun, or more in the flow than ever before.