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.

A Shared Room for Brother and Sister

When we moved into our current home with three bedrooms we decided to put Liam and Isabel in separate bedrooms. We figured we had the space and it would probably be better for both of their night time sleeping if they didn’t share. As time went on though, we were facing sleep challenges from both kids.

Liam was always leaving his room and coming to ours because he was scared. And Isabel seemed to hate sleeping in the crib and would often end up sleeping in Liam’s bed while Liam slept in our bed. It was like we were all playing musical beds all night long in our house. So one day we finally decided to try something new and throw the kids in one room together. Bonus: the third bedroom is now my home office. ::happy dance::

It’s been a great transition so far. Liam has taken on the role of protective big brother – making sure his sister isn’t alone and scared. He usually stays in his bed all night with an occasional early morning snuggle in our bed. Isabel still wakes at least once a night but will remain sleeping in her own bed rather than being paraded around the house searching for a more comfortable sleeping arrangement.

I love the way their room came out. The bunk bed is perfect for their age. I decided to make the room as colorful as possible since the rest of our home is pretty neutral. I wanted the space to be fun and kid-friendly. I don’t know how long they will be sharing a room but I’m thinking the next few years at least. I’m hopeful that in the long-run they will have a closer bond and a less entitled attitude since they are used to sharing.

Do your kids share a bedroom? 

The Bond of Brotherly Love

When KJ was only 9 months old, my husband and I found out we were having another baby! We were overjoyed, and a few months into the pregnancy we found out our little blessing was a BOY!

I wondered how KJ would deal with another child in the home and not being the center of attention all the time any longer. I had days where I worried so much, I almost felt guilty about choosing to have another baby so quickly after having KJ. But no worries…it all turned out perfectly, and now KJ has a built-in best friend for life.

Preparing for My First Trip Without My Kids

This week I will be taking my first trip alone since before I became a mom. As in, I’m getting on a plane and flying to another part of the country and my kids are staying home with their dad. I have to say, as excited as I am I’m also freaking out a little bit. In my 3+ years of being a mom I have never been away from my kids for more than a day. And every night I’m always there to make sure they’re sleeping peacefully.

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Fall Family Tradition Plans

This is our first fall with Soren and I’m SO excited. This time of year is my favorite time of the year. I love when the weather gets cooler, the leaves change colors and we start preparing for the holidays. It’s wonderful. — Although Soren isn’t quite old enough to really appreciate his first fall, I still want to introduce him to some of our traditions and make new ones!

7 Fun and Creative Pregnancy Announcements

When my husband and I found out I was pregnant with our first child, we could not wait to share the news. We knew we wanted to announce our new baby in a really fun way that would surprise our family. This was right around Christmastime, so we decided to wait until everyone was gathered together at my sister’s house on Christmas Day. We made cards with a photo of an ultrasound we had done just weeks before and a little Santa hat. We passed out the cards to everyone and waited for them to open the envelopes and figure it out. The reaction was priceless! Everyone was so surprised and beyond thrilled.

If you’re expecting a baby but haven’t told anyone yet, you may be looking for fun ideas to make the announcement extra special. Click through the slideshow for some creative pregnancy announcements. 

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