A lightwell illuminates the moody charcoal tiles in this bathroom within a [renovated 1940s home](http://www.homestolove.com.au/1940s-facade-hides-a-sizzling-21st-century-home-3269|target="_blank"). *Photo: Maree Homer*
i don't want us to be those parents who never act romantic in front of their children. i want our kids to learn how to really love somebody because we led by example. so kiss me in the kitchen while i'm pouring cereal, cuddle with me on the couch during family movie night, and hold my hand while we grocery shop. let's show them what true love looks like, so when the find it for themselves, they'll never let it go.
"You will never have this day with your children again. Tomorrow they will be a little bigger then they are today. This day is a gift. Breathe and notice. Smell and touch them; study their faces and little feet and pay attention. Relish the charms of the present. Enjoy today mama. It will be over before you know it." - Jen Hatmaker