The first years of parenting are like no other. They're full of
diapers and sleep deprivation, first teeth and first words. Brimming with
cuddles and exhaustion, this parenting era is labor-intensive.
But one day, you'll look up and realize things have shifted.
Your kids still need you like crazy, you're still tired most of the time, but
things have changed. Here are 20 signs you might've exited the trenches of
lose sight of your child for a hot minute at the park without issuing an Amber
you snuggle in with your son at night, you notice his lengthening body taking
up more and more of his bed. You sniff his thick hair, which smells like dirt
and sunshine, and you can't believe you've made it this far.