Posted by Amnah Ibrahim
It doesn’t feel too long ago that I was crying to my midwife about being 10 days overdue. At the time, I felt like I would be “pregnant forever.” Of course, that wasn’t the case and Amani finally graced us with her presence. Then came the next “never ending” phase of sleep deprivation and newborn nursing sessions. She was so tiny, and the nights were so long. The days blurred into weeks, and before I knew it, my baby girl turned 4 months old.
Posted by Carmen Ordonez
He did it!
Our toddler survived his first month of school. Earlier this year, we decided to enroll him in a toddler Montessori program. I remember the day before he started class, crying in my living room as I prepared his little uniform. I told myself I wouldn’t cry, but of course, I did. When did my baby turn into a toddler?
The first few days of school, drop-off was the most challenging.
Posted by Tiffany Thornton
Being a stay-at-home mom of a 2-year-old and 6-month-old can be stressful — trying to feed one while entertaining the other, putting one down for a nap while the other watches cartoons or colors, chasing after my 2-year old while mixing a bottle for my 6-month-old. So you can imagine my excitement when KJ and I find an activity that can actually keep him occupied beyond 60 seconds!
Here is a list of his four favorite things to do right now:
Posted by Chad Carter
Stairs. Gateway to freedom, exciting adventure, and jungle gym all bundled together for our little ones. But for parents, it’s a safety hazard that sends shivers throughout our bodies.
These past two weeks have been a flurry of exploration and discovery for our little guy. After deciding to take his first steps (and keep going) he’s also discovered the enjoyment of climbing the stairs.
Posted by Amnah Ibrahim
I keep catching myself referring to Amani as a newborn. At nearly 5 months, I think it’s safe to say we’re well past that stage. I’m just having such a hard time letting go of that phase.
As usual, it was a blur of sleep deprivation, a rollercoaster of postpartum hormone induced mood swings, and a period of denial that time is moving way too fast. When her sisters were 5 months old, they were all already sleeping in the crib through the night. As for Amani, I’ve kept her in my bedroom by my side for as long as I could.
Now, she’s showing signs that it’s time to transition to a crib.