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.

Fun With Little Ones: A Day at the Flower Farm

When you have little ones, it’s always fun to go out and explore and enjoy new activities together. There are a ton of great ideas on Pinterest and blogs, but sometimes the simplest things are the most fun and memorable. Such was the case when I took my daughter to our local flower farm. She LOVES to smell flowers and has a pretty extensive botanical vernacular – she can recognize and name dandelions, daffodils, tulips and camellias – so I knew she would love this outing. Within a 45 minute drive from Portland there is an annual tulip festival at a flower farm that runs through an entire month of spring, but somehow we managed to choose the day that ended up being rainy and muddy. Despite the weather we still had a lot of fun and I would highly recommend a trip with your little one to your local flower farm – or even just a garden center. She has a blast and there were plenty of great learning opportunities along the way! Here are a few photos from our day at the flower farm…

Fun With Little Ones: A Day at the Flower Farm

Magical Moments from Macks' Second Month

Macks is two months old! This month has flown by, and Macks is getting bigger by the day. Although I have two other children, I am constantly amazed at how many milestones Macks made this month. He is smiling, laughing, and engaging with his sisters. It’s so sweet to see them talk to him and see him react with a big smile on his face. I think watching their relationship grow this month has been one of my favorite things.

We also traveled with him for the first time to Florida and North Carolina. He did great on the plane and in the car. Proof that he is learning to love travel just as much as we do!

With all the growth that he’s done this month, I’ve tried to capture most of it on camera. I wanted to share some of my favorite moments with you. 

Macks is Two Months Old!

Our Firsts with The First Years

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I am sure I am not the only Mama Bear out there who likes to save time when its come to tiny details like cleaning up after meal time. Who knew that there were so many parts to sippy cups that had to be cleaned?! I thought I hated only cleaning bottles, until I realized the hassle of washing sippy cups with what seemed like a million pieces. Haha! The First Years is on a mission to simplify and save time when it comes to mealtime. Let me tell you guys, they are doing just that! We were given the opportunity try out some products made by The First Years for our very first time, and I am now a believer. What a difference these products have made when it comes to saving time and cleaning up!

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Finding The Time To Simply Play

I have been having a really hard time with time. It seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day. It seems like just minutes after we wake up the day has passed and it is time to go to sleep and do it all over again. All this means is, that I am struggling to slow down and find the time to really have special playtime with Baylor. Not that we don’t play but I haven’t been able to make playtime super special like I normally do.

What I Will Miss Most About My Babies

I walk by, at the end of a long day, and see them scattered carelessly on the floor. 

Somehow, they always miss the shoe shelf that I purchased specifically for the purpose of storing what covers those little feet.

But instead of shaking my head and sighing every time I bend down to pick up shoes strewn about, I only smile and choke back tears that spring up unwillingly from my eyes.

I can’t bear to make myself put the shoes away. Instead, I greedily hold on to the memory that I hope will never leave me.

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