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.

A Summer Strawberry Jam Tradition

When I first visited my husband’s grandmother, she plopped me down at the kitchen table and introduced me to the most delicious jam I had ever tasted in my life.

Fresh, vibrant strawberry jam atop of a warm and yeasty roll and I knew that my taste buds would never be the same.

It took me to go through college, marriage, and the birth of my first daughter, but one rainy afternoon I finally made my way back to her kitchen, where she taught me the secret to making the world’s most delicious jam.

And I’ve never missed a year making it since.

How to Make a Quilt from Baby's Old Clothing

My beautifully talented friend Kacia of Coconut Robot is my go-to-DIY-sewing-guru. When I asked her how I could create a perfect first birthday gift for a dear friend, she shared this amazing idea with me: A baby bodysuit quilt. What more could a Mom ask for? All of her favorite clothes from her little one, put into one beautiful keepsake for years to come. It’s such a beautiful memory for any mother, and it makes the perfect gift.

Click through to see just how to make a quilt from old baby bodysuits!

How I'm Documenting Margot's First Year

To document Margot’s first year, I wanted to do something cute, but also simple. I have always loved the idea of taking weekly photos, capturing her growth and progress for an entire year. But, it always seemed like a BIG job, something that I certainly wouldn’t have time for. Turns out, it’s a lot easier than I thought! With a super simple backdrop and a few cute “props” from her room, I’ve been able to take some pretty adorable photos of Margot each week…

Preparing My Toddler for a Disney Character Breakfast

On our recent trip to Disney World, we decided to do a character breakfast. Last time we went to Disney World, we went to Chef Mickey’s. It was a lot of fun, and Liam loved meeting and taking photos with Mickey, Minnie, and the rest of the gang. This time, we went to Ohana to have breakfast with Mickey, Pluto, Lilo, and Stitch. Character dining experiences are a great way to get up close and personal with your kid’s favorite Disney characters. 

disney breakfast

Our Newest Disney Baby: My Family Gained a New Set of "Ears"

It’s been nearly two months since you’ve last heard from me. You see, I was missing in action for a very good reason. Ten days after my due date, on May 7, I finally delivered my highly anticipated newest Disney Baby, Amani! Her name, Amani, is Arabic for “wishes;aspirations”. Honestly, I couldn’t have wished for a more beautiful home birth experience. My second! More on that to come soon.

Rocket Fuel