Yes.  Just…YES.  There is nothing like a good Jen Hatmaker kick in the butt to wake me up.

Here’s my guilty secret: both of my kids have Keepsake Boxes, a very fancy name for the large bins that hold things like their coming home outfits and special baby blankets.  This sounds suspiciously like the article’s description of one mom’s “comprehensive time capsule.”

What is this insanity I’ve bought into?  How much of my parenting stress is my own fault?

“Could it be that we are simply too precious about parenting?  Have we forgotten the benefit of letting our kids fail?  Figure it out?  Work hard for it?…A good parent prepares the child for the path, not the path for the child.  We can still demonstrate gentle and attached parenting without raising children who melt on a warm day.”

What Would My Mom Do? (Drink Tab and Lock Us Outside) | TODAY.com