BThis Father's Day, I'm thinking about the many ways that dads and moms keep the ever-whirling merry-go-round of life with small kids manageable. I see it in my own home, in the daily hubbub that accompanies my wife's and my life with our four kids, all of them under eight. I see it in my role as the pastor of a church in Maryland, particularly in the tired eyes of the moms and dads who somehow manage to get the kids together and out the door on Sunday mornings. And I have seen it in my work on policy issues in government and at a think tank.
From these vantage points, it's clear that in our most important task in life, we parents need all the help we can get.