Today marked the start of elementary school — 4th and 6th grade. While the photos make it look smooth and idyllic, behind the scenes it was far from pretty. Sometimes we need to see the reality behind the highlight reel, and this discrepancy was so severe that I decided to share it on Instagram
. I think back to my own early school days and can’t quite picture my parents facing this level of back-to-school pressure. Or many of the pressures we endure! Today’s working parents spend more time with their kids than the stay-at-home parents of 1965. How is that for a dose of reality?!