Posted by Keiko Zoll
When the newest member of your family arrives, it can be easy to get lost in all the minutiae of caring for your little one – but there are magical moments to be found in all the little details. Each month I feature one mom sharing her magical moment of motherhood. This month, meet Charlotte and her one-year old daughter Lilah as they celebrate a huge milestone they were able to catch on video: baby’s first steps!
Posted by Krishann Briscoe
A week from now Lola will turn 9 months. 9 months! The day before yesterday I had a moment where my head was racing with all of the things I had to do and then something came over me and said “Stop. Just hold your baby.” So I did. Instead of putting her down after she had fallen asleep in my arms I stared and got lost in her eyelashes, her chubby fingers, and the two top teeth that are on their way down.
I reflected on all of the things Lola has done in the (almost) 9 months she has been with us, each one of them so special given the fact that we still pinch ourselves wondering if this is all real. My little firecracker is on the move; she’s reaching and rolling like crazy. What she isn’t doing is crawling.
Posted by Lauren Hartmann
My daughter Fern and I spent that past few days at Disney World in Florida with my parents and we had such an amazing time! It was the first time any of us had been to Disney World, so we all had our favorites, but here were a few things that my little one liked most about our trip.
Posted by Maria José Ovalle
Putting a child to sleep and just walking away is easier said than done.
No matter how tired I am, or how much work I need to get done, I can’t help but stop and stare at my sleeping babies. Even my oldest baby who is four is just precious to look at, and now with my newborn, Little L, I have a hard time looking away.
I trace her features with my eyes, I follow the lines of her lips, I gently swoop my fingertips over her eyelids, then brush my hand on her cheek. She may flutter with baby delight or let out a sigh and re-snuggle back in my arms. I dare anyone to try to resist that — it’s pretty much impossible.
Here are a few quotes and my own personal thoughts on sleeping babies because they are just magical. Enjoy and sweet sleeping!
Posted by Lacy Stroessner
My oldest daughter, Adair, is a daddy’s girl. I used to think it was just a phase because when her baby sister was born, she spent lots of extra time with her daddy. But now, her sister is a toddler, and it’s clearly not a phase. Addie is a daddy’s girl to her core. Some days, this makes me a bit sad. I wish I was the one she wanted to comfort her when she was scared or hurt. I wish I was the one she preferred to read her books. Instead, it’s her daddy. Always. Some days though, it’s pretty cool to see their bond. The way they love each other, the way they “get” each other – it’s pretty rare…