Over the past ten years I have worked hard to not compare myself to others and I try to live life with no regrets. Yet the past few days I have felt myself feeling discouraged and lacking in so many areas. Especially as a parent. You know how before having kids you have all these thoughts or ideas on the type of parent you will be. Well, I fall short of the expected picture that is in my head. I don’t do the fancy and spiritual back-to-school dinner, I don’t do elaborate birthday parties, heck I barely keep my house clean, and if you ever see Caroline’s hair … well it speaks for itself. I just tell myself to not give up and to keep trying. Hopefully, my girls will forgive me for my many imperfections.