Posted by Carmen Ordonez
It doesn’t help that I’m pretty forgetful as it is, but now I have a little tiny person that goes around hiding my things. I thought I was going crazy… “I mean I just put my remote control right here…where is it?!” From my car keys to my shoes, I turn around and they’re gone. Does this happen to you?
Luckily, I’ve learned all my son’s secret hiding spots. Without further adieu, here are his top five!
Posted by Kristel Acevedo
There is so much information out there for new parents. It can be incredibly overwhelming. When I was preparing for our first child, I read so many books, blogs, and articles about babies. By the time he was born, I considered myself an “expert” and knew exactly how I wanted to raise him. I had all these preconceived notions about what was best and what kind of mother I would be. I set the expectations high and became irritated with myself and others when my expectations weren’t meant. It made me incredibly uptight.
Posted by Kristel Acevedo
When I was pregnant with my son, I didn’t think about hiring a birth photographer. I guess I assumed my husband (a professional photographer and videographer) would take care of it. But the thing is, he was taking care of me. He was coaching me through contractions and helping me every step of the way. Luckily, my mom was also present. We handed her the camera and she did a pretty decent job capturing my son making his entrance into the world. I cherish those photos.
When we found out we were pregnant again, I knew I wanted to have a professional in the room with us to capture all the details of the birth. My friend, an amazing professional photographer, volunteered to provide this service for us. I am so thankful that she was there and that I didn’t have to worry about it at all. I could concentrate on laboring while my husband and mom could concentrate on helping me and making sure all the home birthing supplies were prepped and ready. Again, I cherish those photos. You can see the emotion and love in those special photographs. And I love that my babies’ births are recorded so we can look back and remember those life-changing days.
Did you hire a birth photographer? Have you considered using a photographer for future births? Check out this slideshow of some powerful birthing images.
Posted by Amnah Ibrahim
We like books around here. There are piles of books in nearly every room of the house. And with four kids, the majority of the books are understandably for the kiddos. That’s totally fine by me, as I adore children’s stories. I love to have many options readily available for my girls, so that anytime can be story time.
Since Amani was born, a daily reading routine has developed that will help foster her love of books.
Posted by Lauren Jimeson
Always trust your motherly instinct. That’s what I’ve told myself every single time I’ve had an issue with my kids. Nearly every single time, I’d know what to do. I’d have no doubt of what was best for them. But this time around, I don’t.