When your family is going through a host of changes, some intentional and some unexpected, it’s hard not to wonder what the future will hold. As parents, we plan and prepare as best we can, but we also know that there will be situations that we weren’t prepared for. There will be lessons learned that no teacher or book could have taught us, and no study guide could have helped us through.
But sometimes, you’re fortunate enough to have someone there — to help you navigate life, to cheer you on, and to comfort you when life is being a bit unkind.
We parents like to be that for our children, but I find myself so grateful that Mommy and Daddy aren’t the only ones alongside our Lola as she ventures through life.
“Sister” is there also.
In a world filled with such uncertainty, I find myself especially thankful for moments like this:
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 mamas 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 does happen, 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.