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.

The Magic of Christmas in NYC

I remember by first Christmas in New York City. My oldest daughter was only a few months old and we spent it in a tiny one bedroom apartment that my husband was renting until we officially moved up with him. I’d been to NYC many times before, but never this time of year. There is a magical vibe in the city that is unlike anything that I’ve ever felt before. Amongst the hustle and bustle of the city, there are lights, holiday window displays, ice skating rinks, giant Christmas trees, and more.

Even as a resident of the city, every year you still feel the need to play tourist and see all that they city has to offer. It’s even more magical when you see it through the eyes of your children. 

Our Success Using Baby Signs to "Talk" with Our Toddler

Since Wyatt was about 7 months old, we’ve been teaching him baby signs in hopes he would be able to communicate with us about what he wants. We spent months repeatedly showing him just a few signs for things like “eat,” “more,” “milk,” and “all done.”

After months of little progress, suddenly — like a light switch — it all came together, and we’re seeing success with our signs.

5 Things I’m Teaching My 10-Month-Old

This has been such a fun age! Soren is showing us his little personality, playing, laughing and making us laugh too! It’s getting to the point where he’s really starting to pick up on things, my reactions and my tone of voice.

Since I can see the wheels turning in his head, I wanted to take the opportunity to start teaching him disciplines and fun things as he is developing. We try working on these things a little every day to help him get the hang of it. :)

My Favorite Tips for Soothing a Teething Baby

We all know that teething can be really hard on our babies. It makes me wish I could just switch places with them, or take the pain away with the snap of a finger.

Unfortunately, that isn’t an option, so I’ve come up with my list of 9 tips for soothing a teething baby. Some are hand-me-down tips from family, and others are ones I have discovered myself.

Amani's First Teeth!

Amani has recently given us something extra to smile about. Her gummy smile has two new pearly whites to display!

Baby's first teeth
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