We all know there's more than one downside to the omnipresent smartphone--the invention of the 'selfie', the calloused thumbs, the inability to bullshit our way through a discussion about, well, anything that can be Googled. But you know what my favorite upside is? The ability to take a picture at any given moment. No, I'm not talking about catching a nominee for the 'People of Wal-Mart' blog; I'm talking about taking pictures of my kids.
Excellence is less about waiting to find something that you love doing, and more about finding love in being successful at whatever it is you are doing. It's great if you can enjoy it. It's great if you can be passionate about it. But don't fool yourself into thinking it has to be that way at the start.
The perfect combination of lack of sleep, kids whining, and an exorbitant amount of responsibility is kryptonite to any Super Parent. Fortunately, I have devised some defensive strategies that may help to keep that cape in flight, and give us Super Parents a chance to win in a day rather than wallow.