On Tuesday, February 19th, 2013, I added a much desired title to my list of accomplishments – MOM. It has brought me to ponder about my mom, my friends as moms, moms that I have admired and those that I have learned from their ways. “Motherly instinct” is innate, but when we are tired, scared or overwhelmed, we doubt even the most basic of guidelines for caring for a baby. “Keep it simple – love the baby,” has brought me back to the core of this new role. And the need to let go of perfectionism! I hope to take all that I learn and pass it forward and reassure all other new moms of the normal worries, the doubts and the mixed emotions are!