Paul Graham wrote five years ago something that stuck in my head ever since:

He finally followed up and wrote a great post about his experience of having kids. I much appreciated its honesty (“I hate to say this, because being ambitious has always been a part of my identity, but having kids may make one less ambitious. It hurts to see that sentence written down. I squirm to avoid it. “) and its pragmatic advice such as

I have some hacks […]. For example, when I write essays, I think about what I’d want my kids to know. That drives me to get things right. 

It reminded me of Jeff Atwood’s blog post on parenthood back in 2011. I wonder whether there is a hall of fame of parenthood essays written by hackers.