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.

How Our Toddler Helps Us Donate Toys

My kids have a lot of toys – you might even say they’re a wee bit spoiled when it comes to toys. That’s what happens when you have grandparents around who love you and want to grant your every desire. (We love you, abuelos!)

I don’t really mind that my kids have a lot of toys. They have fun and entertain themselves playing with their toys all the time. But sometimes it gets overwhelming. We don’t have a large house and when the toys start taking over every room, I start feeling a little suffocated. 

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8 Things My Baby Would Rather Play With Than His Toys

As the little brother, Macks has inherited all of the toys that his sisters played with when they were his age. I’ve only had to buy him a few toys to add to his collection. Now that Macks is sitting up on his own and crawling everywhere, it’s so much easier for him to get around and get to the toy of his choice. The only problem is that, even with a room full of toys, he still chooses to play with everything but those toys. I don’t know what it is with babies and playing with any household item they can get their hands on, but Macks proves that he doesn’t need toys, he just wants what’s laying around.

Here are Macks’ top 8 list of things he’d rather play with than his toys:

When You Don’t Want Your Baby to Grow Up

I’ve never been super into babies. When I see a baby, I don’t squeal in delight or rush to hold it. I mean, they’re cute – they’re absolutely adorable – I just was never the kind of girl who had baby fever.

When my son was a baby, I kind of couldn’t wait for him to move on from that stage. I had a rough time adjusting to new motherhood, and I don’t think I fully grasped how fast it all goes. Now my youngest is a year and a half old (and my oldest is 3!) and I am wishing for time to slow down.

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4 Halloween Traditions I'm Excited to Pass on to My Kids

Is it just me, or does Halloween seem to be the craftiest holiday? I mean, every holiday makes for fun family crafts, but Halloween just has so many! And who can forget trick or treating, pumpkin carving, getting dressed up in costumes, and having themed parties?!

My family always had so much fun at Halloween — and now that I have two boys of my own, I am so excited to continue some of those traditions as well as start our own.

Here is a list of four family traditions I will be continuing with my little ones!

How I Shop for Baby's Holiday Outfits

I have to admit that one of my favorite parts of parenting is picking out cute outfits for my kids. And kids’ clothes today are cuter than ever! I love all the teeny tiny options.

Now with the holidays coming up, there are so many outfits I will need to buy. There’s Thanksgiving (day and night, because we like to hit up as many turkey meals as possible), Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, special church services, and New Year’s Eve. My kids will have to be stylin’. 

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