I love the idea of Easter family portraits – spring is around the corner, the flowers are in bloom and everyone has an excuse to don their Sunday best. It’s the perfect time for documenting another year in your family’s life, yes? My friend Betsy King is the master of family portraits, so today I’m sharing some of her amazing photography with tips on how to perfect your own portraits – with or without the fancy camera lens. Click through for over 20 tips, tricks and ideas to snap the perfect family photo this year!
I had such a great time compiling a list of activities that Bee loved as a 6-month-old that now, one month later, it’s time to update our favorites! Time certainly flies, doesn’t it? We’re still loving our old activities, but Bee has certainly picked up a few new tricks that keep us very busy throughout the day. Enjoy today’s list for entertaining the sweet 7-month-old in your life, and do tell me – what activities would you add? Anything in particular your baby is mesmerized by at this age? I’d love to hear!:
The very first thing my wise aunt said to me when I mentioned my husband and I were planning to start a family was a well-intended piece of advice: “Prep the tents, Erin. Parenting is a three-ring circus.” And now that I’m a mere seven months into my journey, I’m realizing just how true that statement was.
One of my favorite aspects of raising Bee is watching her grow into a mini-human: someone with personality nuances, quirks and preferences (which she so urgently alerts us to!). My husband and I often catch glances and hints at what her personality might look like as she grows older, and so far, she’s a toss-up between six pretty popular types. Tell me, which traits are the most similar to your baby? I’d love to hear!:
Leaving your baby – whether for a full work day, or just a few hours – can be difficult. Between the inevitable mom guilt, checklists and timetables, the process is enough to throw our hands up in the air and vow to stay at home forever. Yet at some point, every mom must leave their sweet baby in the capable hands of a family member, friend or professional. And in an effort to take the guesswork out of the process, I’ve compiled a list of tips, tricks and handy guidelines for entrusting your baby to someone else. Behold, The Ultimate Babysitter’s Guide!: