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.

Finding The Time To Simply Play

I have been having a really hard time with time. It seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day. It seems like just minutes after we wake up the day has passed and it is time to go to sleep and do it all over again. All this means is, that I am struggling to slow down and find the time to really have special playtime with Baylor. Not that we don’t play but I haven’t been able to make playtime super special like I normally do.

Join Disney Baby in the March of Dimes “March for Babies”

Throughout history, people have marched for so many of the things that they have believed in. They’ve opted to unite declaring their commitment to a cause, to a community, or even to an individual. For those of us who have marched in the name of something we believe in, most often each step we took was rooted in love, carrying with it a memory and/or a mission.

This spring, my family and I hope to join the Disney Baby team and march in support of premature babies.

Tips on Taking Beautiful Photos of Your Newborn

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a huge budget and be able to hire someone to take stellar photos of your family and new little one all the time, especially there to capture those beautiful, new moments? While getting family photos taken is wonderful, learning how to use what you have to beautifully capture special memories is a must. Now that most people have smartphones and, with that, access to a decent camera it’s easier than ever to quickly grab your phone and snap a few (or hundred!) photos of the newest addition to your family. Ever since having Soren, Jon and I have nearly used up all of our storage space on our phones capturing images of the little guy. We might be just a little obsessed. ;)

How Motherhood Made Me Bloom

“Bloom Where You’re Planted”  ~ Mary Engelbreit

Right now I find myself planted in the midst of a challenging time in life determined not to become stagnant, to wither in the midst of adversity. My babies — they are the rays of sunshine that replenish me when I feel weary. They remind me of how quickly the seasons change and to find the joy in each one.

My love for them and desire to teach and guide them helps me to stand tall reaching upward toward my dreams — toward my tomorrows — the way a flower seems to chase the sunshine.

Breastfeeding Journal No.01

I’m 10 weeks into my breastfeeding journey with Soren. Before he was born it was one of the things I was most determined to be successful at. I wanted to do everything I could to make it work and stick with breastfeeding for 6-12 months. I think one of the main reasons I felt so passionate about breastfeeding was not just the obvious incredible benefits, but also because my husband has struggled his whole life with environmental allergies and a poor immune system. I wanted to give Soren his very best chance at having the best immune system I could offer him. So on January 29th, 2014, when Soren came into this world, it was game on.

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