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.

Preparing for My First Trip Without My Kids

This week, I will be taking my first trip alone since before I became a mom. As in, I’m getting on a plane and flying to another part of the country, and my kids are staying home with their dad.

I have to say, as excited as I am, I’m also freaking out a little bit. In my 3+ years of being a mom, I have never been away from my kids for more than a day. And every night, I’m always there to make sure they’re sleeping peacefully.

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Fall Family Tradition Plans

This is our first fall with Soren and I’m SO excited. This time of year is my favorite time of the year. I love when the weather gets cooler, the leaves change colors, and we start preparing for the holidays. It’s wonderful.

Although Soren isn’t quite old enough to really appreciate his first fall, I still want to introduce him to some of our traditions and make new ones!

7 Fun and Creative Pregnancy Announcements

When my husband and I found out I was pregnant with our first child, we could not wait to share the news. We knew we wanted to announce our new baby in a really fun way that would surprise our family. This was right around Christmastime, so we decided to wait until everyone was gathered together at my sister’s house on Christmas Day. We made cards with a photo of an ultrasound we had done just weeks before and a little Santa hat. We passed out the cards to everyone and waited for them to open the envelopes and figure it out. The reaction was priceless! Everyone was so surprised and beyond thrilled.

If you’re expecting a baby but haven’t told anyone yet, you may be looking for fun ideas to make the announcement extra special. Click through the slideshow for some creative pregnancy announcements. 

Amani's Favorite Time: Tummy Time!

It seems like once a baby learns to do something, it’s all they ever want to do! Amani first rolled over a couple of months ago and has become quite a pro at it. When I place her down, she hardly stays on her back. Instead she rolls over right away onto her tummy. She’s been such a champ at tummy time that I think she’s strengthened her upper body muscles enough to start crawling soon! She’s really been on a roll!

Tummy time for baby

The Undeniable Love of a Big Sister

As a little sister to two older sisters, I can definitely vouch for the incredible value that they bring to my life. I’ve always looked up to them as role models, each one providing inspiration or guidance in her own unique way. I seek them out constantly, and without fail, they’re always there for me. I’m so grateful that my daughters all have each other as sisters, built in friends. It’s the relationship between my oldest and youngest that always makes me stop to cherish the bond and connections made.

Big sisters, big hearts
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