Put it Down

by Lauren Matthies


Dear Lauren, 

Put it down. Put away your phone, set down your camera. The pictures, your blog, the parenting articles can wait. Family and friends don't need to see the pictures immediately, you don't have to respond to texts right away, you can brainstorm ideas for making money another day.  Your baby is here.  He's watching you, learning from you, exploring the world.  The wonder in his eyes is something you don't want to miss.  Those precious glances, smiles, and sounds won't last forever. You don't need to record every time he eats and sleeps on your app, you don't need to capture every moment on camera. Instead enjoy them. Watch him, hold him, love him, be present. These days will pass all too fast and you won't want to have missed a moment. 

Sincerely,

Yourself