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.

6 Questions We Considered Before Adoption

This is part of our ongoing adoption story; read last week’s post right here!

Indeed, Pinocchio said it best, “Always let your conscience be your guide.” Yet sometimes, our conscience needs a bit of poking, prodding. Prompting. As was the case with our adoption, I wanted to be sure my head and heart were as in sync as possible, so I spent many hours researching, reading and pondering whether adoption was the right decision for our family. (I’m happy to report that it, 100%, is!)

Whether you’re supporting a friend going through adoption or are pursuing the path yourselves, I thought it might be helpful to share a few questions we considered before taking the leap!

Why I'm Excited We're Layering Up for Fall

I’m a shorts and flip-flops kind of guy. I’ll try to eek out every last drop of weather I can. Though once I’m forced make the switch, I love to layer up. You could say my “look” consists of long sleeve tees, plaid shirts, and vests; all favorites of mine.

Now that our little guy is growing up and entering fall as a toddler, I’m kinda hoping he likes the same thing. And I think we’ve found some pretty good options.

5 Ways My Toddler Tries to Copy His Baby Brother

KJ is definitely a thriving 2-year-old. He loves to talk, sing, dance, eat, and show his baby brother the ropes. There are times, however, when KJ gets this mischievous look on his face, and I can tell he’s thinking: “Hey, no fair! I used to do things like that but now I’m too big…or am I??”

Here is a list of adorable things my little copycat is still trying to do:

Inspiring Latina Moms: Maria

Last month, I featured my first inspiring Latina mom. The purpose was to spread the mama love. There is too much mom shaming going on, and we need to uplift and encourage each other more.

That’s why I want to feature an inspiring Latina mom every month. I want these moms to know that they are loved and appreciated — and most importantly that we see what they’re doing, and acknowledge it. 

Our Little "Helper"

As I’ve shared before, being a first time parent I’m learning SO much about all the amazing little things that have been apart of this journey so far. Whether it’s growing by leaps and bounds, warming our hearts with laughter, or starting new family traditions this front row seat to growth is wonderful.

It appears our next stage is one of our little “helper.” For any of you who have gone through this stage, you know exactly why I put helper in quotes.

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