WIA + TAG Celebrate Dads – Ellery Ortiz

How has working from home changed your experience of being a parent?

I’ve learned many things while being a stay at home parent, working from home—about myself and about our son. Take the time to be fully present for the small moments. There will be many of them, so they may seem unimportant or just routine. In those small moments are where many big conversations can happen. In a scheduled and routine environment, it’s important to break out of the grind. Make sure to make time for those breaks,… every day!  Patience,… it always requires creative effort. Whether it comes naturally to you or not.  So don’t beat yourself up about not getting it right all the time. Just continue to make the effort and move forward. And treat tomorrow as another day. Practice makes perfect after all.