Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain. 😆😃😅😊
3 113 hours ago
Alright, a few days late but I’ll join the #10yearchallenge.
2009 was a year of travel. I rung in the year living in Taiwan and sent it on its way in India, with a visit to Hong Kong and a couple trips to Thailand thrown in. Plus, a move back to the US.
📍Picture 1: Andhra Pradesh, India. I was there with a US based nonprofit, hosted by an incredible team from India, that helped folks from the states use their platforms to create change around injustice. Disclaimer: I don’t know why I’m barefoot. 📸: @diannaea 📍Picture 3: Taichung, Taiwan. I was there teaching and tutoring. I learned some Mandarin (我的中文真的不好). And learned a lot more about myself. Not in the “finding myself,” Eat, Pray, Love sorta way, but more in the realization that I, as an American — as a white, male, American — walk through the world wearing a lens that colors my perception of the world. 📸: @lynziolivera 🌏
2009 was a big year. Can’t believe it was a decade ago. Looking forward to what 2019 will bring. 💫
4 607 hours ago
Day 2️⃣ of our new program!
1) I haven’t don’t a strictly cardio program in a long time... definitely a challenge
2) It’s only 20 minutes a day😯
3) @jordan_mccorkle_ can’t work out yet and is totally jealous that I’m doing it before her 🤗
Seriously though, it is pushing me and I’m only 2 days in. It’s been tough with a newborn and less sleep, but I’m glad i pushed play every time!! Did i mention that it’s only 20 mins 🤔
I love what @nataliefranke of @risingtidesociety + @honeybook and @laracasey of @cultivatewhatmatters are asking: “Where do you want to be when you’re 80, 90, or 100 years old? What will be important to you, and what won’t?”
When I hear this question, I hear, “What kind of world do I want to live in?” I hope, by the time I’m 80, this world is a little more at peace with itself. I hope the values we speak line up with the actions we take. That we are more cognizant of how connected we are, globally, and we act with compassions to all those within our reach — seen and unseen, next door, and those we know only through what we buy. 💫
As I think about the scale of this goal, I realize it starts with me. Do my actions line up with what I say I believe? Am I aware of who I’m connected to? Do I treat those within my reach with care and compassion?
Today, it feels like a big dream to live into that kind of world. I try to keep that world in mind as I stay present with Silas, teaching him, watching him grow, and staying connected to the world taking shape before his eyes. 💫
What about you? What kind of world do you want to live into? Leave a comment and let me know. #bestgoals2019
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Travelling with kids- not a holiday 😂 "Let's go travelling", I said.
"It'll be fun," I said, "You'll get to spend loads more time with the kids". This week I've hurt my back and we are night weaning Sam, meaning Si has had to bear the brunt of the toddler wrangling. The carries, the lifting in and out of car seats, the catching him before he falls off his balance bike, the night wake ups and less than peaceful bedtimes. He's aced it 😍
Alternative title: Guess who got a drum for Christmas?! 😂🤣😂
Over 7 billion people in the world and this smile will always be my favorite.
I want to speak to all of the dads. The ones up with us at night when we can’t sleep, the ones holding our hands thru our postpartum battle, the dads picking us up off the floor when we are fearful and our anxiety and depression takes over, the ones crying with us as we battle the road of infertility and the ones that feel loss as deep rooted as we do.
The dads who are both mom and dad, the dads working countless hours so their partners could stay home with their babes, the dads telling us to get out of the house for some self-care, the dads telling us to stay in bed on the weekend for a little more sleep and the dads who bring the calm when we become overwhelmed with our to-do list.
I’m speaking to the dads who have held our hands thru the uncertainty and the ones that need their hands held as well. The ones who are just as scared as we are because this road of parenthood is such an unknown each and every day. The ones who cry with us when it all becomes too much and we feel like we have lost ourselves. The ones who also dream of the people we used to be but feel, just as we do, that life has far more purpose now. The ones that walk along side us on this crazy, chaotic and truly beautiful journey and the ones that embrace every part of us, and love us so fiercely and unconditionally, even when it’s hard to love ourselves.
Tag an incredible dad!