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' Fifth Month

Macks turned five months last week, and with each month that passes it gets more and more fun. His personality shines and he loves to laugh and “talk” to everyone. One of his favorite things to do is roll over onto his belly the second that you put him on the ground. I’ll put him in one spot, and then walk into the kitchen to come back to see he’s rolled all the way over to a completely different spot in the living room.

It was an exciting month for us, as most of our time was spent outside enjoying every single second of this gorgeous summer weather. And with that comes so many great memories and photo opportunities! Check out some of my favorite magical moments from Macks’ fifth month!

4 Tips for Breastfeeding Mamas

National Breastfeeding Month is in August, so I thought I’d get a head start and share some tips that helped me while I was nursing my son. I knew I wanted to breastfeed, so I took some classes to help me get prepared. It seemed pretty easy enough and I thought it would just come naturally. Little did I know how challenging it would be for me.

Mirror, Mirror: How Children Reflect Our True Selves

The memory is a vivid one: my toddler yelling, “No Stella. Go home Stella,” as the dog circles her high chair.

“Stella just wanted to say hello to you,” I tell her.

“Okay,” she replied.

In that moment, I saw myself. How I’ve often been annoyed with our furry baby in the past. Telling her to “go home” to her area each time she placed her head in my lap or leaned on my legs underneath the table.

That moment forced me to look at my own self in a way that I hadn’t. It wasn’t until I saw an undesirable behavior of mine manifested in my little one that I realized I needed to make some changes.

9 Things I Miss About the First Few Months with My Babies

My little Jada Bear, as we affectionately call her, will be 21 months old next week. I can see her 2nd birthday on the horizon, and I am puzzled by where the time went. It seems to have gone by so much faster than those first two years of my son’s life. Maybe it’s because I spent more time at home with him before returning to work (18 months vs. the 4 months I stayed home with Jada). Maybe I am busier now and the days just feel like one big blur. I can’t be sure. I just know that I really feel like I was pregnant with her yesterday, and now I have a soon-to-be toddler on my hands.

5 Adventures We Hope to Have with Soren Before He Turns One

It’s a little hard to believe that Soren will be one in 6 short months. The vivid and sweet moments of his newborn stage seems like it was literally last week. He is growing into a little man right before my eyes and it’s heart-wrenching and amazing and everything all at once. :) One of the things my husband and I most looked forward to when we decided to start trying for a little one is all of the adventures we knew we could go on and experiencing the joy of childhood again with our little one(s).

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