I think the best parenting advice is to be present to everything
that's happening as your children grow because it goes so fast.
My son is 19 now and going into his second year of college—it
has gone so quickly! When I look back at photos, at diaries and
things where I was mapping out all his milestones, it feels like
it was not that long ago, but at the same time it was. What we
can do with that advice is to think about how we’re being
present in the relationships that we have with each other, as a
couple, as a family—and how we’re being mindful to the needs and
desires of our children. Also, instead of looking at your iPhone
gazing down at the baby, take time away from the phone. If you
are watching the baby through the phone taking pictures or
video, you miss the actual moment. There are so many things that
I remember before we had things like Instagram and social media,
there are so many memories that I have that are connected to the
simplicity of just being in the moment and remembering it.