Being the parent of two kids under 5 has been one of the most challenging things I've ever done. The comforting thing is I am not alone. Every parent I've talked to who has gone through it — or is in it still — agrees that it is tough.
More than once, I've been told with sympathetic eyes and a pat on the back, "Oh, you're in the trenches. Don't worry. It gets better."
This illustration — the cover of my yearly mixed CD — is in honor of all the parents who are in the trenches, too. We're in it together.