Baby Memories

Your baby grows up quicker than you think, and you'll want to remember every memory. These easy scrapbook and memory-making ideas will help you record every milestone.

He’s Standing!

At nearly 9 months, Soren started standing on his own! He’s such a determined little guy who is SET on moving and not missing out on a thing. I can hardly keep up with his new tricks.

It’s such a reward to watch Soren learn new things and figure out how to accomplish his motor skills. It’s hard to imagine that only 10 months ago he was born, tiny and completely dependent on me for everything. And here he is, holding his own bottle, exploring, playing with his books, climbing, chatting, picking up his own food and standing all on his own!

Why I'm Grateful for My In-Laws

I feel so fortunate that my husband’s parents and siblings are such wonderful people, especially after some of the stories I hear from friends about their strained relationships with in-laws. And thank goodness they are, as we now live 10 miles from Chris’ parents in a small town in Arkansas.

It is such a blessing having them so close. My boys absolutely love going to “grandma and grandpa’s house” and spending time with their 1-year-old cousin Phoenix. And we finally have people to babysit our little guys so we can have date night!

Savoring the Moment Between Sleep and Awake

“You know the place between sleep and awake? The place where you still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you… That’s where I’ll be waiting.”- Tinker Bell, Peter Pan

My kids have always had sleep issues. I don’t have the kind of babies who drift easily off to sleep. I have the kind of babies that you have to rock and nurse and hold and maybe, just maybe, if I’m very careful, I can place them in the crib and tip-toe backwards out of the room before they wake up.

Why "Hakuna Matata" Was Just What the Doctor Ordered

Hakuna Matata may not be your traditional remedy for a cold, but this weekend in our house, it was just what the doctor ordered. This time of year is hard for kids. Colds and germs get shared, spread, and passed along no matter how hard you try to keep them safe. With activities moving indoors and more hands-on contact with toys, books, and other items, it’s inevitable it seems, at some point they’ll come down with something.

That’s where Hakuna Matata came in.

4 Wonderful Things My Kids Are Blessed With

Last week I shared some of the reasons I’m thankful for my kids. Today, I thought it would be fun to share some of things my kids are thankful for this season. I really want my kids to have an attitude of gratitude all year long. They’re very blessed kids and I want them to realize how much they have.

Click below to see some of things my kids are thankful for. 

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