Posted by Keiko Zoll
We all know that the first Sunday in May is Mother’s Day, as it has become a time-honored family tradition in America. But as the landscape of how American families are built has changed, recognizing, celebrating and honoring the people who’ve built families via adoption has also begun to take its roots as a new family tradition. Known as Birth Mothers Day, this new holiday typically takes place the day before Mother’s Day each year. Author Lori Holden discusses this emerging family tradition of Birth Mother’s Day, the gifts and challenges of open adoption and her latest book, The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption.
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
Last week I shared a post all about finding magical moments in the midst of the mundanity of parenthood. I shared a slideshow about simple, everyday moments, that I had captured of my daughter…the little moments that are such a part of our everyday routine that they have become a bit mundane. Through capturing and writing about these moments, I was reminded of the incredible beauty that lies in the most simple parts of our day together. Our children will only be little for so long, a fleeting season, so let’s take the time to soak it up!
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
Ingrid is now 14 months old. She’s happy as ever. She’s getting into everything. She loves to play and sing and clap. She even has several words she’s saying regularly like, “mama,” “dada,” “cat,” “oh no,” and “I you” (I love you). But you know what she’s not doing? Walking.
Posted by Michelle Horton
After over four months strapped into a brace for 23 hours each day, Benjamin’s hip dysplasia is finally improved enough to start the weaning-down process.
AND HE COULDN’T BE HAPPIER ABOUT THIS.
He’s still in the brace for naps and bedtime, but his waking hours are now beautifully, wonderfully unrestricted. Here’s a little peek at how that went:
Posted by Amy Heinz
Oh dear. Rumor has it my baby (baby, I tell you!) is about to turn two. While she’s got a wide variety of interests thanks to her big brothers, she’s definitely got a little princess brewing in her. The other day when I said it was time to get dressed, she said, “Pretty! I want pretty!”
As I think of all the things I should get her for her birthday, I can’t help but think this Rapunzel bodysuit would have her spinning in circles of pure joy.
What do you think? Should I indulge her? I mean, really, is that even a question?