Five years ago, my life changed in every way possible. My daughter was born, and a few short hours later, I was offered a job at Metroparent.
Since then, I’ve chronicled all my parenting growing pains—from my daughter’s bath strike of 2008 to our dead (and secretly replaced) pet fish a few months ago. I have shared with you the highlights of newborns, the challenges of toddlers and the struggles of loss.
I’ve been grateful for every chance I’ve had to meet you face-to-face, chat through email or connect on social media. Over the years, I’ve been showered with congratulations and condolences, hopefully with a little laughter along the way.
I’ve said it since the beginning: Parenting is an extreme adventure. And this statement is coming from a former skydiver. And it is worth noting that there is at least some training that comes before you jump out of a plane for the first time. Not so with parenting. Instead of instructional manuals, we get to learn from each other.
While I’ve been honored to serve as MP editor, it’s time for me to start new adventures with my family. I have been humbly inspired and encouraged by all of the MP readers. We really are an amazing community of parents supporting each other as we brave the unknown roads of parenthood.
Hope to run into you on my next adventures!