I've been wanting to write about this topic for so long now and I finally got a chance via ParentMap.com. This article explores the topic and provides some tips on how to make the transition without losing your mind. I hope it's helpful to those about to take the plunge. As I mention in the piece, I would have greatly benefited from having some preparation and a general understanding of what awaited me. Check it out HERE! Special thanks to the parents who contributed and to Mom, Angela and Ken for proofing it.