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.

Tips on Taking Beautiful Photos of Your Newborn

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a huge budget and be able to hire someone to take stellar photos of your family and new little one all the time, especially there to capture those beautiful, new moments? While getting family photos taken is wonderful, learning how to use what you have to beautifully capture special memories is a must. Now that most people have smartphones and, with that, access to a decent camera it’s easier than ever to quickly grab your phone and snap a few (or hundred!) photos of the newest addition to your family. Ever since having Soren, Jon and I have nearly used up all of our storage space on our phones capturing images of the little guy. We might be just a little obsessed. ;)

How Motherhood Made Me Bloom

“Bloom Where You’re Planted”  ~ Mary Engelbreit

Right now I find myself planted in the midst of a challenging time in life determined not to become stagnant, to wither in the midst of adversity. My babies — they are the rays of sunshine that replenish me when I feel weary. They remind me of how quickly the seasons change and to find the joy in each one.

My love for them and desire to teach and guide them helps me to stand tall reaching upward toward my dreams — toward my tomorrows — the way a flower seems to chase the sunshine.

Breastfeeding Journal No.01

I’m 10 weeks into my breastfeeding journey with Soren. Before he was born it was one of the things I was most determined to be successful at. I wanted to do everything I could to make it work and stick with breastfeeding for 6-12 months. I think one of the main reasons I felt so passionate about breastfeeding was not just the obvious incredible benefits, but also because my husband has struggled his whole life with environmental allergies and a poor immune system. I wanted to give Soren his very best chance at having the best immune system I could offer him. So on January 29th, 2014, when Soren came into this world, it was game on.

10 Life Lessons I Want My Daughter to Learn From Frozen

My toddler was a bit on the young side to sit through a movie when Frozen first came out, but now that it’s out on DVD the time finally came for us to sit down and watch it and like most toddlers, mine instantly became obsessed with it. We’ve actually only watched the movie once so far, but she loves all the songs and pretty much knows “For the First Time In Forever” and “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman” by heart already. I loved watching the movie together and it’s definitely become one of my all-time favorite Disney movies. I love the heroines and the music and pretty much everything. These are princesses I hope my daughter looks up to. As such I put together a little list of some life lessons I took away from the movie that I hope my daughter will learn. (*Note: If you haven’t seen the movie, there are spoilers!)

10 Life Lessons I Want My Daughter to Learn From Frozen

The Family Easter I've Dreamed Of

As a child, I loved the weeks leading up to Easter Sunday. My mother would get the coolest Easter baskets and they were always filled with the best goodies. It have wonderful childhood Easter memories. As I grew up, the baskets stopped but, of course, Easter still held a special place in my heart. I always knew that once I had my own children I would create great Easter memories with them.

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