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.

Creative Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving as a Family

Thanksgiving is one of those quick holidays that comes and goes too fast. I get caught up in the menu and sometimes miss the entire point of the holiday. With three little ones in the picture now, I want to make sure that Thanksgiving is a meaningful holiday for our family. I want to make sure that we practice gratitude and give thanks, and not just stuff ourselves full of turkey.

If you’re looking for some creative ways to celebrate Thanksgiving as a family, here are some great ideas…

25+ Ways to Celebrate Christmas with Baby

The holiday season is finally upon us, and I couldn’t be more excited! This will be Margot’s very first Christmas, which is always super special. I love the holiday season and try to make the very most of it, especially now that I’m a mom. Even before Thanksgiving, we’re listening to holiday music and doing Christmas crafts. This is one of my favorite times of year, as we draw near to give thanks and celebrate the holidays as a family.

Here are 25+ things to make, see, & do with baby this holiday season…

Why I Use "Big Words" with My Little Ones

I was filling out my daughter’s baby book (yeah, I’m finally getting around to it now that she’s 20 months old) and there’s a section that asks what special “baby” words we as parents use for common phrases or words so that she will understand what we are talking about. The only thing I could think of was that we say “night night” when it’s time to go to sleep. But for every item listed — food, bottle, blanket, etc. — we don’t use any baby words — we just call everything by its proper name.

I’ve never been big on baby talk. I know lots of parents, mothers especially (let’s be real), are all about it. They turn on that sweet as sugar voice and have all kinds of cutesy nicknames for everything. But that’s just not me. 

12 Disney Songs to Dance to with Baby

Sometimes all you need is a little time to “forget about your worries” and dance it out! Here is the perfect playlist to make your living room into a dance party and create lots of hilarious memories. :)

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Why I'm Thankful I Have Two Boys

Nowadays, it seems the first statement out of peoples’ mouths when they see our family of four is: “So, do you want a girl? I bet you do.” And my answer usually sounds something like, “Yes, we would love a girl, but for now we are blessed to have two amazing little boys.”

Of course, I would love to have a little girl one day. I could dress her up in all sorts of cute little outfits and put bows in her hair, but I’d prefer to wait a couple of years before having another baby in the house. Not only do I want to be able to give my sons the attention they deserve now, but there is also something special about being the only girl in the house; a mom surrounded by her little men and her hubby. I kind of feel…like a queen. And I really enjoy that.

My two sons are the greatest blessings God has granted me, and I have so many reasons to love and cherish them. Here are a few:

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