The two best general pieces of advice I received as a new parent:
1. Be an example.
You want kids that are healthy, they need to see you taking care of yourself. You want them to respect adults, you need to show respect to your spouse, parents, school and friends.You want ambitious children then they need to see you working toward goals too. They may not always follow your lead or lifestyle, but they are always watching and learning. So basically if you do not want to raise an asshole, don't be an asshole.
2. Everything is a phase.
Your child sleeps 12 hours straight. Great! Enjoy it because that will not always be true. Your child loves bath time or hates bath time; well don't worry eventually bath time changes to showers on their own.Your baby cries every time you lay her down. Your arms won't always be tired because she will quickly learn to crawl and walk. Your toddler is a walking tornado through the house, soon they will be spending more time in their room. Call it a stage or a phase it will all change and they grow into adults. You do not have to love every minute of it; so don't feel guilty.
I still read some parenting articles because I am always open to learning new ideas, but these days I just take things with a grain of salt and maybe a Margarita.
I am currently reading Positive Parenting. I do not agree with all of it, but it has some good themes. It leans more toward what my husband calls "Free range baby" parenting style which I clearly and proudly fall into.