I spend a lot of time at scout meetings. And basketball practices. And gymnastic lessons. And orthodontist appointments. I have one kid who has just a couple of interests to pursue, and another who wants to do ALL THE THINGS. It is hard to find balance amongst the demands of all these obligations. What I am finding I need in my own life and am beginning to implement in my kids is just to do less. With less stuff, and fewer obligations we can relax into life and enjoy what is left. So in 2019, instead of trying to fit all the obligations together like some giant perverse puzzle that changes everyday, I’m going to attempt to cull the activities and make the balancing act an easier feat to accomplish. Wish me luck.