Baby Milestones

See which milestones to track as your baby grows, hear from other parents experiencing these firsts, and get great ideas for how to record each big (and small) baby event.

A Magical Minnie Mouse Themed First Birthday Party

My niece Phoenix just turned one! My-oh-my, how time flies by. My sister-in-law Sarah and her mom and sister put her party together. They decided on a Minnie Mouse theme. It was the most adorable birthday party I’ve ever been to!

Read on for some ideas for throwing your own Minnie Mouse themed birthday party and to see adorable pics of Phoenix’s party!

Baby's First Foodie Adventure

“When I’m rumbly in my tumbly, then it’s time to eat” – WINNIE THE POOH

Since I happen to have a baby who would love nothing more than to nurse 24/7, I figured our always-hungry, little pooh bear would be a big fan of food once we started solids. First steps first…decide which food to introduce first. We decided to keep it simple and go with mashed up avocado and this is how it went…

Our Thanksgiving Tradition

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I love, love, love the holidays. Growing up, we always cooked a huge meal on Thanksgiving and ate lunch around 2 p.m. Then we would all sit around and talk about how full we were, and how we couldn’t possibly eat any more food. Then a few hours later, we were all making a plate full of seconds. Haha.

My Nana, my grandmother on my mom’s side, made up a family tradition many Thanksgivings ago. When she came up with it I thought, “What a great idea!” Read on to find out what it is:

My Little Squirt's First Big Girl Bath

Thanks to Disney for sponsoring this post and giving me a Finding Nemo tub and Finding Nemo bath squirters for free.

Amani is a tiny little character. Somehow, she seems so small, but she’s actually bigger than her sisters were at her age. The size of her clothes correlates perfectly with her exact age, sometimes even sizing up. All the while, she appears so little. Perhaps it’s this illusion that she’s still a tiny fish that had me always bathing her in my bathroom sink. After mopping up all the water off the floor from another bath, I realized it’s finally time to move her up to something bigger and more comfortable.

Amani First Bath

My Sleeping Beauty's First Night in Her Crib

It feels like this stage of Amani’s life has been filled with so many exciting milestones in such a short period of time. She’s begun crawling, has transitioned to bathing in the bathtub instead of the bathroom sink, and has two new teeth. Amongst the new changes in her life, the most dreamy has been moving her into her crib.

Transitioning Baby to the Crib
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