With Lola’s big sister every couple-of-months her nana and I found ourselves at the photo studio of a local baby store. Each time I left with several photos featuring my sweet girl in multiple poses. I also remember countless attempts at getting her smile. Holding toys up in front of her, squealing and talking in the sing song voice us mama’s do — even tickles. Most of the time we got that coveted smile and a few times we got tears. But as she grew getting her to smile became as easy as uttering two magic words — “say cheese.”
I’m not sure when it happens, when our littles figure out our request for “cheese” is a request for a smile. But when it happens it’s pure magic. Every time.
The Lion King Fashion Collection has made its way to the Disney Store and it is one that is not to be missed. With just the right amount of options, and each piece being quite adorable you may find yourself saying “Hakuna matata” as you pick out an outfit for your own little cub. From denim dungarees and rompers to polka dotted dresses and plush jackets each piece merges fashion and function in the most charming way.
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.