And while you’re there in the background cheering them on, it can be bittersweet watching your little one walk away from you for the very first time. It’s also educational: you don’t know what you don’t know until your kiddo starts walking.
Here’s what I learned.
More by Mary Lauren:
Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.