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.

Magical Moments from Macks' Sixth Month

Macks is six months old! This month brought so many favorite moments for me. I’m watching as Macks is forming his own little personality. He loves to be held, entertained by his sisters, and is just starting to figure out how to be mobile. I’m treasuring these last few bits of summer that I have with all three of my children before two of them go off to school. I know that Macks will miss having them around during the day because he has really loved all of the things that they do to make him laugh. Most of my best memories of this month are with Macks and his sisters playing with one another. Check out some of my favorite moments from Macks’ sixth month! 

Six Months

Saying Farewell to Summer

Today is my son’s first day of pre-kindergarten, and my daughter moves into her first toddler classroom. Needless to say, everyone is excited. But with that excitement come a hint of sadness. Admittedly, I am sad that they are growing up so very fast. I truly wonder where the time goes. I don’t think they are sad about that part, though. Kids can’t wait to grow up. They are so eager to see what lies around the corner.

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My favorite parties are ones that incorporate things that the guest of honor loves. When planning a party for the two and under crowd, it’s easy to get caught up in the planning or focus on all the grownups — after all, the smallest partygoers are too young to remember all those details that kept you up crafting until the wee hours of the morning. Plus, on the day of the celebration, it’s unlikely they will compliment your handmade garland or carefully curated meat and cheese platter.

But likely, one day your child will sit and revisit that special day, and get a glimpse at your labor of love by way of photographs or home videos. At that time, they may ooh and ahh over the garland, but the biggest smiles might come from the memories prompted by the turn of each page.

They were only one or two at the time, and yet so much of who they were — who they are — was interwoven through a celebration that was more than a soirée but a celebration of them and the magic they brought to the lives of their loved ones.

Savoring Summer's End

Everywhere I turn, bits of fall are around me. Many folks are back to school. Stores are now stocking fall and winter clothes and decor. Pinterest is already full of Halloween ideas and warm, comfort food recipes. But you know what? Summer is not over! Not just yet! Technically, we still have about a month of summer left, so I’m going to soak it up and enjoy every last bit.

Here’s how we’re celebrating the end of summer…

The Love of a Great Grandmother

When we first moved back to Miami two years ago, we lived with my grandmother, Bibi. I was pregnant with Isabel at the time, and I remember my grandmother being so excited that she would soon have a great-granddaughter. From the time Isabel (who Liam nicknamed “Nene”) was born, my sweet abuelita was a constant in her life. They would spend time together every day while I stole a nap or played with Liam for a little while. At one point, she was the only one who could get her to fall asleep, by patiently rocking her and singing a lullaby.

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