From the day your child is born through the teenage years, parenting is full of surprises. Just when you think you have a handle on one phase of your kid’s life, they’ve probably moved on to something new.

From diaper changes to first steps and potty training, the early years are a blur of sleepless nights and reaching boundless milestones. Even in grade school and beyond, there’s always something new to learn and discover as a parent.

So buckle up and try to enjoy the journey. It might be bumpy at times, but it’s true what they say: Kids really do grow up fast.