Nook Manifesto


the notion that our lives are over when we become parents is a tired and worn cliché.

the default conversation about lacking sleep and drinking coffee is, itself, tiring.

let’s choose to tell our story of parenthood differently.

let’s replace the tedious march from breakfast to bedtime.

let’s fill it instead with moments to connect with our little ones. they ask for nothing simpler or more powerful than our love and attention.

let’s hit refresh on our view of this world, with all its uncertainty and turmoil. let’s see it anew from their eyes.

let’s focus less on the struggle and more on the wonder . . . of who they are becoming, of who we are becoming.

we are superhero, magician, best friend, and healer all in one day. so, no, life is not over.

perhaps it is just beginning.