Laura Willard, allParenting editor, and her mom
^ My mom and I have always taken an annual mom-daughter trip to Laguna Beach each summer. I love those few days we spend together — seeing a play, shopping, enjoying wine and laughter and bonding. My mom is one of my best friends, and I cherish the time we have together. This photo was taken the summer before I became a mom. My husband and I had received my son's adoption referral photo, and we were in the early stages of the wait. I had so much fun on this particular trip — and I knew I'd soon be a mom and my mom would soon be a grandma!