I feel like this gets talked about a lot but….it is so true. The range of experiences and emotions that one experiences as a (primarily) stay-at-home parent is mind blowing. Within a given day (ok, lets be real, 1/2 hour), I experience the highs of watching my children play, sharing their joy, observing their development, receiving and giving affection, etc. etc… I also experience the lows of meltdowns, physical exhaustion, loneliness, messes, you get the idea. Most days I find myself apologizing once or more to my kids for messing up (hey, moms have meltdowns too).