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 Date with Baby in Tow

Dates with my husband are few and far between now that we have three kids. Life continues to get more busy with each day, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t find time for one another. If there is anything that I’ve learned in the nearly seven years that we’ve been married, it’s that we need to take time to focus on our relationship. And sometimes that means a date with the baby in tow.

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Adventures with Lola: Back at the Happiest Place on Earth

This month in celebration of my 30th birthday we headed to the happiest place on earth. Days at Disneyland are some of the fondest memories from my childhood. We’d get to the park as early as possible and stay well into the evening, sometimes until closing. We were on a mission to experience as much of the Disney Magic as we could. Back then I wore a sailor hat embroidered with that classic gold thread. For the past several years; however, I’ve opted for sparkly mouse ears.

As I grown, my Disney side has evolved becoming the best it had ever been when I became a mother. See as magical as Disneyland was when I was a little girl seeing it through the eyes of my children has been the most wonderful experience. Today Disneyland is even better than I remember it.

This past trip was my most favorite trip since Lola was born. We had been a couple times before but this was our first time going with just the four of us. Here are a few (iphone) photos from our latest adventure at Disneyland and California Adventure plus a few tips

The Daycare Drop-off: When Goodbye Tears Turn Into Goodbye Waves

For several weeks morning daycare drop off became the most difficult part of my day. Sure, work was tough but it couldn’t compare to the feeling I felt when my little one clenched on to me as I prepared to leave her classroom. Her body language screaming mommy don’t go. I knew she would be ok later; every time I called to check on her she was fine. But it didn’t change the way I felt in that moment. It didn’t stop tears from filling my lap as I drove to work each morning.

Inside I felt awful. It’s a dilemma so many of us mamas face. We want to be there by our baby’s side and yet we want to ensure that our family’s needs are met. Yes, the decision to return to working outside the home was one made with a lot of thought, prayer and discussion. Yes I knew it was going to be one of the hardest things I had ever done. But no, I didn’t realize it would hurt so much. I didn’t know that my morning commute would be filled with tears, that I would see other peoples’ babies and long to be beside my own, that I would struggle with feelings of guilt and start to question my decision. All I knew is that above all I wanted my baby to be better than ok. I didn’t want tears to be the last thing I saw. I didn’t want to close the door behind me saying goodbye while she was still reaching. How I desperately wanted to reach back.

And then one day we walked into the classroom, together we put away her things and into her teacher’s arms she went. And when it was time to say goodbye she looked at me and waved.

The Best of Friends

We all grow up watching the best examples of friendship through Disney movies. I don’t think friends come much truer than Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin or Bambi and Thumper. We all imagine our babies growing up with a friendship like that. My sweet baby hit the jack pot when it comes to the best of best friends.

Our Disney Baby Wish-List

Just like most of my fellow Disney Baby moms I scroll through the site aimlessly wishing I could get this or that for Baylor. It is all so cute! I figured why not share with you guys some of our favorite Disney Baby finds that we can’t wait to add to our collection.

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