It's been an honor to serve as a moderator on Parenting all these years, so first and foremost, thank you for that. The rest of this post may or may not resonate with you. Either way, it's fine.
Ever since a highly respected and admired moderator, Monica Cellio, was unethically demodded in September of last year, I have had growing doubts about the people who own Stack Exchange. The way Monica was demodded and subsequently treated by some SE employees was of deep concern to me. A failure to respond to Monica and the needs of the community led to a user-funded lawsuit against SE (since settled.) That it took a lawsuit spoke volumes.
Nothing has happened to allay my fears since; in fact, the departures of many mods, users, SE employees and the firing of respected CMs has exacerbated the sinking feeling I've had about the company. The last straw for me was the new CEO's blogpost, in which it is clear that the interests of the company and its leadership are diametrically opposed to my own. I cannot in good conscience moderate here any more. Whether I will continue to participate as a user is something I need to figure out.
Moderating this site has been a great experience for which I'm grateful. Many in the community have been a joy to interact with, and I hope I've helped people with my answers. I am also grateful for the guidance and support of my long-time, insightful, selfless and even-handed fellow mod, @Rory Alsop. Rory, it's been an inordinate pleasure.
If you enjoy the site and find it helpful, use it in good health!
I would thank a couple of CMs as well, but they've left or been fired.