Before I know it, my littlest will have ventured into the realm of make believe. A land where anything can happen, including a transformation into a princess. And if she’s anything like her mother, it’s only a matter of time before she’s pretending to be a member of the Disney Dynasty (whilst belting out those catchy tunes, of course).
She’s already got the music part down, singing her favorite Disney songs alongside her big sister. What she doesn’t know just yet is the fact that she possesses many of the qualities found in Disney Princesses. And, if you look carefully, you might find this to be true when it comes to your own toddler. I thought it would be fun to look at each of the princesses and see what they have in common with my toddler.
If you’ve always dreamed of having a big family, then chances are you’ve given thought to several baby names as opposed to just one. It isn’t uncommon for siblings to have names with the same first initial, ones that rhyme, or even names that fall into the same category, such as virtue baby names.
To help with that, there are quite a few Disney movies and television shows where siblings make an appearance, offering even more name inspiration. As a tribute to the brothers and sisters of Disney, here are some baby names inspired by Disney siblings.
The memory is a vivid one: my toddler yelling, “No Stella. Go home Stella,” as the dog circles her high chair.
“Stella just wanted to say hello to you,” I tell her.
“Okay,” she replied.
In that moment, I saw myself. How I’ve often been annoyed with our furry baby in the past. Telling her to “go home” to her area each time she placed her head in my lap or leaned on my legs underneath the table.
That moment forced me to look at my own self in a way that I hadn’t. It wasn’t until I saw an undesirable behavior of mine manifested in my little one that I realized I needed to make some changes.
“Rest your head, close to my heart, never to part, baby of mine.” ~ Dumbo
Inspired by a movie about a sweet elephant who inspires us to embrace what makes us different comes a layette collection unlike the typical pink and blue ones. The Dumbo layette collection, currently available for purchase at Disney Store, features adorable clothing and accessories in soft grays and white. Hints of metallic silver gives some items an extra special touch, making them fancy and functional. Whether you’re looking to outfit a baby boy or a girl, this particular collection will be hard to resist. Take a peek!
Last week my littlest turned 22-months-old just as I was coming to terms with the fact that she was already 21-months-old. These last few months of what are considered the baby years are flying by even faster than I imagined they would. Each day Lola’s becoming more independent and expressive of her wants and needs. Each day I find myself breathing a sigh of relief during the moments when she wants to cuddle or lay in my arms. I feel like I’ve been given one more chance to bathe in babyhood and all its magic and I don’t want to miss a moment. At the same time I want to cheer her on as she takes her toddler sized steps inching her way toward “kid” status. While month 22 is now underway I wanted to share a few photos from month 21 because turning 21 is a big deal for little ones too. Take a look: