Although I try to be the best mom that I can be, I continue to self-assess my parenting, and every day I ask myself if I am being the best mom that I can be. The truth is that we can't get these early days back, and once they are gone, they are gone forever. So every day I try to make it count with Carter. I play with him. I read to him. I take him for walks. I try to be present as a parent, and not just go through the motions that get me to the end of the day.
Being present is probably the hardest part of parenting. It is very easy to just give my kid a toy and plop my butt in front of the TV or the computer. It's easy to nurse him to sleep so I can get some time to myself. But this is not how I want to remember these days with him. So I am making a conscious effort to spend my limited time on what matters.
So if I am a little scarce around here in the future, you know where I am. I plan on continuing with this blog, and definitely hope that I can give it the attention that it deserves in the future, but for now, I have more important things to do.