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Cherish Every Moment
Before you have to say good-bye, take time to notice the precious moments in your children's lives. Kristin Clark Taylor says paying attention can help you to capture memories of your kids as they grow up. "It's important to be mindful of all the stages that your kids go through, whether it's watching them fall asleep at night or when you see your child putting on her first pair of toe shoes," Kristin says. "And you think, 'That moment isn't going to happen again.'"
Barb says she and her family made it a point to celebrate milestones of her daughter Erica's last year at home. "[I] just talked to my kids a whole lot about it and acknowledged as we went along, 'This is going to be the last home soccer game. This is the last time we're going to do this or that,' and we kind of would mark those moments," Barb says. "I think that really helped us go through it."