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.

The Magic and Wonder of Newborns

We’re crazy obsessed over here. It’s been two and a half years since we last had a newborn in the house. Since then, our fascination with newborns seems to have increased tenfold. With Amani’s arrival, we are besides ourselves with sheer joy.We just can’t get enough of her.

The Magic and Wonder of Newborns

Our Perfect Day

There are very seldom days when we can just throw caution to the wind and spend the day exploring as a family. We always have something going on that keeps us from really being able to venture out on our few free days that we have. When we do get those rare days of complete freedom to do whatever we feel like doing, it is magical.

A Fun Book Exchange

One of Baylor’s most favorite things to do is sit down and read books before bedtime. First I read to him, and then he takes over and reads them back in his best baby jibber-jabber.

Recently, a friend of mine invited us to join her and her little girl in a book exchange. Of course, we jumped at the opportunity, because there is nothing more fun that connecting with moms and babes in a new way.

"Say Cheese!": The Magic of My Toddler's Smile

With Lola’s big sister, every couple of months her nana and I found ourselves at the photo studio of a local baby store. Each time, I left with several photos featuring my sweet girl in multiple poses. I also remember countless attempts at getting her smile. Holding toys up in front of her, squealing and talking in the sing-song voice us mamas do — even tickles. Most of the time, we got that coveted smile (and a few times we got tears). But as she grew, getting her to smile became as easy as uttering two magic words — “say cheese.”

I’m not sure when it happens; when our littles figure out our request for “cheese” is a request for a smile. But when it does happen, it’s pure magic. Every time.

How We Enjoy Family Music Time

I have always loved music. I played several instruments growing up and listened to music all the time. My husband plays the guitar, and when he was younger, he played with a few different bands.

We want to pass down a love for music to our kids, so we have regular family music time. One of the little drawers in the kids’ toy chest is filled with little toy instruments. Isabel loves the maracas and Liam is partial to the recorder. I usually grab a tambourine and my husband leads us in a song. (Okay, so we don’t sound great, but we’re not horrible either.)

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