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.

9 Things to Treasure About the Newborn Days

It’s incredible how fast we forget the magic of the newborn days. 

I’m guessing it may have something to do with the extreme sleep deprivation, but even after three babies, I had a hard time remembering how wonderful the newborn days could really be. This time around, I am trying to soak up every delicious baby moment–and I never want to forget them.

So whether you are eagerly anticipating your baby’s arrival or right in the thick of the newborn trenches, here’s a little reminder for you on what we can all treasure in these precious fleeting newborn days.

Caught Snoozing! 13 Sweet Sleeping Baby Pics

Have you ever seen those photos of sleeping babies? They’re always in the middle of the playroom, asleep amidst all their toys, or they’ve fallen asleep during mealtime, sometimes even falling straight into their plate of spaghetti. I’ve always wondered how this happens. My first two children would never fall asleep like this, especially long enough for me to snap a photograph. I’m pretty sure they would wake up at the slightest sound of me breathing. Well, after #3 was born, all of that changed. Margot is our little “dream baby” (as we like to call her) and has been caught snoozing away more than a handful of times. I wish I could take credit for her grand sleeping superpowers, but she’s just awesome all on her own. Here are 13 photos to prove it…

The Importance of the Family Selfie

Selfies are the new thing. Originally, I thought a selfie was just a picture you took of yourself, alone. But as it turns out, you can have as many people in the photo as possible, as long as you are taking the photo yourself.

One of our new family traditions is to, of course, take a selfie whenever we can: Saturday mornings when we’re all laying in bed, in the car about to embark on a family roadtrip, or during a fun family outing (like apple picking, below). I know they are silly, and I’m fairly certain every professional photographer would roll their eyes over the photo quality, but I actually love taking family selfies. Here’s why…

First Trip to the Zoo is a Magical Family Experience

With the waning days of summer upon us, we thought it was the perfect time to get outside and do something we’d never done before. The zoo.

We’ve been anxiously waiting because we really wanted our little guy to be able to take in the sights, sounds, and animals. It turned out to be a perfect day and an amazing and surprising experience for the entire family.

Just Me and Macks: Savoring That One-on-One Time

Yesterday, as I was sitting at my kitchen table eating lunch, there was a noticeable difference around the room. The entire house was quiet. Macks was upstairs taking a nap and both of the girls were at school. This was the first time since Macks has been born that it’s just been the two of us for more than just a couple of hours. 

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