i tend to be somewhat skeptic towards the concept of a nuclear family. mother, father and kids within the four walls of their home. i more and more believe in a bigger social network, to lean on, especially when you have children. such as the extended family, friends, and/or a community. to raise children alone, within the nuclear family, seems too difficult, too draining. we need people we love and trust to be involved in raising our children.
the little family above has inspired me a lot the past few weeks. how they raise their son is so unique, full of love and freedom while still being guided and supported. it is good to see different ways. to be reminded that almost anything is possible, if we want it.