Baby Stories

Hear the funny and heartwarming stories of raising babies from some moms who aren't afraid to share! These stories may make you laugh or cry or both…and you may just find a useful tip or two.

When You Don’t Want Your Baby to Grow Up

I’ve never been super into babies. When I see a baby I don’t squeal in delight or rush to hold it. I mean, they’re cute – they’re absolutely adorable – I just was never the kind of girl who had baby fever.

When my son was a baby I kind of couldn’t wait for him to move on from that stage. I had a rough time adjusting to new motherhood and I don’t think I fully grasped how fast it all goes. Now my youngest is a year and a half old (and my oldest is 3!) and I am wishing for time to slow down.

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4 Halloween Traditions I'm Excited to Pass on to My Kids

Is it just me, or does Halloween seem to be the craftiest holiday? I mean, every holiday makes for fun family crafts, but Halloween just has so many! And who can forget trick or treating, pumpkin carving, getting dressed up in costumes, and having themed parties?!

My family always had so much fun at Halloween — and now that I have two boys of my own, I am so excited to continue some of those traditions as well as start our own.

Here is a list of four family traditions I will be continuing with my little ones!

How I Shop for Baby's Holiday Outfits

I have to admit that one of my favorite parts of parenting is picking out cute outfits for my kids. And kids’ clothes today are cuter than ever! I love all the teeny tiny options.

Now with the holidays coming up, there are so many outfits I will need to buy. There’s Thanksgiving (day and night, because we like to hit up as many turkey meals as possible), Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, special church services, and New Year’s Eve. My kids will have to be stylin’. 

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Instead of Trick or Treating, Why Not Trunk or Treat?

Trick or treating is one of the most fun parts of Halloween. But for some people it isn’t an option. Either they don’t live in a neighborhood where they feel it is a safe choice, or they live in an apartment complex and don’t have anywhere to take their kids to trick or treat. Well, I’ve got a great option for ya: TRUNK OR TREAT! 

My Halloween Dilemma: Should We Do a Family Costume?

Now that we are a family of four, I feel like the pressure is on to go “all out” for our Halloween costumes. We’ve got two adorable little boys who would look cute even dressed as paper sacks… but Mommy and Daddy would look silly.

My dilemma is this: Should we dress all alike as a theme? Or should we dress as individuals in whatever we like the most?

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