Posted by Lauren Hartmann
Ever since my husband I started dating (way back in high school) we’ve had a tradition of making/buying an ornament every year. When we were younger, we would make each other funny little ornaments. One year, I made him a popsicle stick frame ornament with a photo of us in it, and he made me a light-up Christmas tree ornament in his electronics class. Now, we stick to buying ornaments each year. Some years, they are significant and represent something special about the year, and other years, we just choose one that we think will look pretty on the tree. Since we have a daughter, it’s a fun tradition to share with her, and now she gets a yearly ornament too!
Posted by Andrea Howe
Last month, I shared with you all that we don’t have a strict routine of reading with our 15-month-old baby boy. While he gets plenty of social and verbal interaction in the home, between grandparents and an older brother and sister, we don’t consistently set reading time aside for him every single night. Being that our entire family are all avid readers, we really focused on becoming more consistent with a reading routine, as well as took advantage of opportunities throughout the day where some down time gave us a chance to sit and read. Well, after a month of consistency, I’ve realized something very important about this whole process — my baby doesn’t love story time, at least not yet.
Posted by Maria José Ovalle
Everyday is a new adventure with a baby. Of course I know that because Little L is my second child, but my goodness, it never ends!
She’ll be 10 months this week and at 7 months started pulling herself up and standing up, holding on the the crib. Soon she started cruising, and now she stands with one hand and even lets go and is on her own! When I hold her standing up, she just takes off running — she is desperate to walk and my husband and I think it will happen soon.
But is it too soon?
Posted by Becka Robinson
I recently read a great article called 10 Truths About The First Year of Parenthood and it got me thinking about this 2nd year of parenthood that my husband and I are just now finishing. This second year has been so much different from the first, and looking back I came up with a few things I think are true about this 2nd year…