I know this one seems really obvious, but sometimes as new parents we have our heads up our asses. Exciting (and challenging) life experiences like new life rally together your community of family and friends, they circle around you and go out of their way to be present and helpful.
And while deep down we’re so grateful that we don’t know what to do with ourselves, sometimes we forget to say it out loud (or write it down). I don’t just mean thank you for the gifts, I mean thank you for the company, love, support and community.
If we want our children to have gratitude and appreciation we need to show them how it’s done right!