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.

Balancing Baby's Schedule with Summer Fun

Ahhh, summer. The time when the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the days last forever. Well, at least here in the Pacific Northwest. In our neck of the woods, during the heart of summer, we get our first slivers of daylight not long after 4:30 a.m., and twilight stretches nearly to the 10 o’clock hour. Our 4th of July fireworks launched almost at 10 p.m.

But with that utopia of fun comes a danger lurking just below the horizon…the summer schedule hazards.

Dad is Serving Up More Than Just Dinner

In Casa de Carter, I am the cook. I do the grocery shopping and plan the meals for the week. I am one of the thousands, if not million or so, dads who are in charge of dinner in American homes. It’s not necessarily because I love my weekly trip to the grocery store, and I am far short of being a gourmet cook. Ask my wife. It just sort of happened years ago because of schedules. It works for us. Now with a child, here’s why I’m thrilled it works this way.

When Baby Wakes Up Grumpy (and How to Turn it Around)

I don’t know about your baby, but mine seems to wake up grumpy from her nap every single day. It used to really concern me. Is something wrong? Did she not sleep enough? Did she sleep too much? Is her blood sugar low? What’s wrong with my baby?! But now I’ve learned that it’s just her way. I can’t say I’m a ray of sunshine when I wake up in the morning either. I need a few minutes to get used to the idea of being awake, and maybe she’s the same way.

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3 Tricks to Keep Your Baby Happy in the Pool

Today we started Mommy, er, Daddy & me swimming lessons. It’s something I’ve been looking forward to all summer. As I previously mentioned, I grew up around the water, and in my former (younger) life I was a swim instructor. That being said, actually starting the lessons were a big moment for me and our 10-month-old, as I was hoping he’d love the water as much as I do.

As you head to the pool this summer, here are three tricks to keep them happy and comfortable in the water.

My Tiny Newborn

Every day, my little boy grows bigger. He is starting to look less like a baby and more like a little boy. And every day, I am also realizing that his days as a baby are slowly coming to an end.

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