I woke Bee up this morning, just a short few weeks after her first birthday. And as she held up her hands from the depths of her crib, repeating Baba (her word for Mama), she suddenly seemed older – more worldly and wise. And I realized just how beautiful this stage of growth and transition and blooming can be.
Face it — if there’s anything you love almost as much as your baby, it’s the Internet. Where else would we find parenting inspiration, advice, and tips for baby-rearing in the 21st century? In celebration of the impact the Internet has made on our world in such a relatively short time, I’ve rounded up 20+ baby names inspired by the tech world at large. Tell me, which is your favorite?
Although I love perusing the perfectly air-brushed photos and styled props of kid/baby birthday parties on Pinterest (are you following Disney Baby, by the way?), I’m a bigger fan of low-key, low-maintenance celebrations. So this year, we decided to throw the themes and goodie bags and three-layer cakes out the window and focus, instead, on a simple cookout with the family members that helped us survive this whirlwind-of-a-year:
It’s official – Bee has hit the one-year mark (in fact, today is her birthday!!!). Needless to say, we’ve had a busy year chasing this little one around and an even busier month finding new ways to keep her active and happy! Here are a few tips, tricks, and activities that work for our family, from blocks to food trucks and everything between!
My husband, Ken, and I share the bulk of parenting pretty evenly, as we’re both stay-at-home creatives with flexible schedules. It’s a wonderful blessing to be home together, experiencing the joys of new parenthood in tandem, pausing throughout the day to marvel at new developments and catch each other’s eye as Bee plows through many small yet significant milestones. Yet sometimes, projects rear their heads and deadlines approach and we both need to clock in a few more hours in our home office. And on those days, we parent solo, switching on and off and working through naptimes, sometimes letting work spill into the weekend to make sure our projects are top notch and on time.