Do your best to slow down and appreciate the little things in your child's life. Before you know it, they will be a busy teenager and then heading off to college.
Consciously take a breath and enjoy watching your toddler colour or all of your children working together to build the most significant fort. Remind yourself, too, that you don't need big vacations or expensive toys to create family memories.
Some of your best memories may come from mundane events like cooking dinner together, raking leaves in the fall, or playing cards on a rainy summer night.
Small moments with your little one might not seem as important as significant events, but science tells us savouring those sweet memories can lead to greater happiness.