Seeing the Joy in Parenting Takes Work

 see myself rushing through the days and in between making meals, correcting behavior, staying on schedule and keeping myself in one piece, I often miss the moments of joy; the mischievous giggle of my toddler, simple questions from my 5 year old that make me rethink what I thought I knew, my 9 year old's corny jokes or the surprising hug from one of my step-daughters.