We’re sort of conditioned as parents to put a lot of weight into the traditional milestones: The first tooth and the first bite of solid food. First words, first steps, first day of school. And, yes, these are all great (although the week leading up to the first tooth isn’t particularly pleasant). But in the nearly nine years I’ve been a parent, I have discovered that much of the joy of parenthood comes from the lesser-celebrated milestones.
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When my son turned one year old, I sat down to write him a letter. I wanted to talk to him, to tell him how monumentally he had grown over the past year. I wanted to remember how his newborn legs were so skinny, I could wrap my thumb and pinky finger around them with room to spare. I wanted to bottle up the way he always smiled and sometimes chuckled but rarely laughed. He was simply content.
Thanks in part to climate change, ticks are exploring territory (including your skin) in more areas than ever before. They used to be rare in the inner suburbs of Sydney, but lately I've had to pull a few off myself or family members each summer. Instead of freaking out anew over each one, start a scrapbook.
You might be familiar with Facebook regularly throwing heartwarming (or heartbreaking) memories in your face every once in a while, but if you want to take a serious dive into your digital past, you need to do it manually. Here’s a guide to dredging into your your digital past on some of the most popular apps and services out there.
Last night, at the stroke of midnight, Star Wars: The Force Awakens exploded onto cinema screens around the country to tell an all-new story about a galaxy far, far away. For the lucky fans in attendance, this experience will likely become one of their most beloved Star Wars memories; right up there with hearing "I am your father" for the first time. Here are our own beloved memories -- spanning the movies, toys and games.