A big myth in parenting is that "a good parent is a loving one," says Dr. Shefali Tsabary.
There are times in all of our lives when we undoubtedly expend our energy and light towards hoping or wishing for something else, something different than what we currently already have in our possession.
Let's not rely so heavily on the earth-shattering events to awaken us from the mechanical slumber that can sometimes pervasively control our lives. Let's all remember to live in this moment and celebrate life because while my father is right that we are all dying, at least for today, we are all living too.
Motherhood, in my seven months, has surprised me. And seeing my sisters and my friends becoming mothers, that has surprised and delighted me as well.
Those ordinary, extraordinary moments that as a parent take my breath away and remind me that the only way to move forward, to not blindly push through milestones and markers, is to breathe, to be present, to look up at life with my eyes wide open and my heart vulnerable.