Before I had Hazel I would watch other women who had children. I would scrutinize their every move. It was like I had a running tally in my head of pluses and minuses. Some moms definitely struck out. As I examined these mothers and their methods I made mental notes of things I would never do as a mother. Let me tell you something; As good as it is to feel prepared, to believe that you are ready, and that you know what you are doing, until you have a kid you have no idea. Oh, and that list of things I would never do? I bet I do at least one of those things every single day.