It's hard being intentional about parenting when you do it on your own. It's hard to remember to get the school shirts washed when you are trying to get dinner on the table BEFORE 7:00 AND make sure everyone's homework is done and the pets fed and, and, and. I'm not whining. I'm just saying it's tough. And I have a helpful spouse who, Lord willing, comes home on Sunday. I am so thankful.