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.

Macks' Journey to Gain Weight

We moved over the summer forcing us to find a new pediatrician. Macks’ six month appointment was his first appointment with our new pediatrician. Everything looked to be going okay until we took him on the scale and it looked as if he had lost some weight from his five month check-up. Because it was a completely different scale from our old pediatrician, the doctor suggested that we come back in a month for a weight check.

A Shared Room for Brother and Sister

When we moved into our current home with three bedrooms we decided to put Liam and Isabel in separate bedrooms. We figured we had the space and it would probably be better for both of their night time sleeping if they didn’t share. As time went on though, we were facing sleep challenges from both kids.

Liam was always leaving his room and coming to ours because he was scared. And Isabel seemed to hate sleeping in the crib and would often end up sleeping in Liam’s bed while Liam slept in our bed. It was like we were all playing musical beds all night long in our house. So one day we finally decided to try something new and throw the kids in one room together. Bonus: the third bedroom is now my home office. ::happy dance::

It’s been a great transition so far. Liam has taken on the role of protective big brother – making sure his sister isn’t alone and scared. He usually stays in his bed all night with an occasional early morning snuggle in our bed. Isabel still wakes at least once a night but will remain sleeping in her own bed rather than being paraded around the house searching for a more comfortable sleeping arrangement.

I love the way their room came out. The bunk bed is perfect for their age. I decided to make the room as colorful as possible since the rest of our home is pretty neutral. I wanted the space to be fun and kid-friendly. I don’t know how long they will be sharing a room but I’m thinking the next few years at least. I’m hopeful that in the long-run they will have a closer bond and a less entitled attitude since they are used to sharing.

Do your kids share a bedroom? 

The Bond of Brotherly Love

When KJ was only 9 months old, my husband and I found out we were having another baby! We were overjoyed, and a few months into the pregnancy we found out our little blessing was a BOY!

I wondered how KJ would deal with another child in the home and not being the center of attention all the time any longer. I had days where I worried so much, I almost felt guilty about choosing to have another baby so quickly after having KJ. But no worries…it all turned out perfectly, and now KJ has a built-in best friend for life.

Preparing for My First Trip Without My Kids

This week I will be taking my first trip alone since before I became a mom. As in, I’m getting on a plane and flying to another part of the country and my kids are staying home with their dad. I have to say, as excited as I am I’m also freaking out a little bit. In my 3+ years of being a mom I have never been away from my kids for more than a day. And every night I’m always there to make sure they’re sleeping peacefully.


The Hardest Part About Parenting

Parenting is hard work! There’s just no other way to say it. It’s the kind of work that can leave you completely exhausted and wiped out at the end of a long day – and then seeing your little one flash you a smile, blow you a kiss, or do something positively adorable that makes every second of all that hard work worth it.

All the messes, the tantrums, the diaper blowouts… these are nothing compared to what I think is the hardest part about parenting of all. The answer is in this picture below.

The Hardest Part About Parenting
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