Recently an old friend from college reached out to me on Facebook to catch up on life, shoot the breeze, share stories, etc.
It had been the better part of 10 years since we last seen one another and I was surprised to hear that she only recently married and that she and her new husband were expecting a baby, their first.
What is the best piece of advice you have for first time parents? Tell us in the comments.
Of course, all the kid pictures on my profile scream that I have a little experience with children, so inevitably the questions started flying and gave way to a lively Q & A on Facebook chat.
"Formula or breastfeeding?" "When did your daughter start sleeping through the night?," "What car seat did you buy?" and "Do I need a diaper bag or will a big purse cover it?"
Having been in her shoes, I was more than happy to answer her questions but was a little taken aback when she asked: "What's the best advice anyone ever gave you about having kids?"
I was on the spot. What was the best piece of advice I ever received when our first child was born? I couldn't even recall.
So, I'm throwing it out there to you, parents. What is the best piece of advice you can give to first time parents? Tell us in the comments.