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.

3 Tricks to Keep Your Baby Happy in the Pool

Today we started Mommy, er, Daddy & me swimming lessons. It’s something I’ve been looking forward to all summer. As I previously mentioned, I grew up around the water, and in my former (younger) life I was a swim instructor. That being said, actually starting the lessons were a big moment for me and our 10-month-old, as I was hoping he’d love the water as much as I do.

As you head to the pool this summer, here are three tricks to keep them happy and comfortable in the water.

My Tiny Newborn

Every day, my little boy grows bigger. He is starting to look less like a baby and more like a little boy. And every day, I am also realizing that his days as a baby are slowly coming to an end.

Motherhood: The Hard Part

It’s taken me weeks to be able to sit down and put these words to the keys. Motherhood is hard. Really hard. While I love sharing with you all the magical moments, sharing the tough stuff is what makes all of this real. Being a parent isn’t a walk in the park. It gets tough.

Oh, What a Difference Sleep Makes

One of the hardest things for me to get used to when I first became a mom was sleep (or lack thereof). I love sleep. I’m a night owl and love to stay up until the wee hours of the morning and then sleep in late. I was in for a huge wake up call (literally) when my oldest daughter was born and was up almost every two hours in the middle of the night. Thankfully, I’ve gotten used to those early morning wake up calls now that I have three kids. While I do value sleep, I am able to function on much less sleep than I ever thought that I could.

My 5 Favorite Moments as a Dad (So Far)

I’m now 10 months into being a father. Nothing could have prepared me for the exhaustion and excitement that has come with the experience. Not that many people didn’t try. I’m gonna glaze right over the exhaustion part, because let’s be honest, we all know what that’s like. Let me instead share my top 5 favorite moments of being a dad so far.

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