When the ball drops on Times Square on Thursday night we will usher in a new month, new year, and new decade. If you are pregnant or already have young children, this is the decade your little ones will remember. They will learn to walk, run, read, write, and bike. They will lose their teeth, get adult teeth, maybe even get braces. They will laugh, cry and grow.
Ever since I've become a parent, I'm keenly aware of the passing of time and the things I hope to do — and I wish for my family and children — in certain time frames. It can be bittersweet, but it ultimately makes me hopeful and excited about the future.
This year I want to continue my focus on family meals, silly family bonding time (from board games to singalongs) and fostering a love of literature with my kids. What is your parenting resolution for 2010?