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.

4 Signs That My Daughter Could Be Ready to Potty Train

My daughter is 22 months old now, which is only two months younger than my son was when he potty trained. Every child is different so I’m not in a rush to potty train if she’s not ready yet, but over the past couple of weeks she’s been showing a lot of interest.

Here are some signs that Isabel has been showing that she may be ready to potty train: 

How We're Teaching Wyatt to Help Clean Up

Cleaning up. As parents we probably spend more time collectively doing this than nearly any other activity. At least it feels like it! With Wyatt now nearly 16 months old, we’re having him help us put away his toys and learn the importance of helping. Some days he’s excited, some days he’s not.

Either way, for us it always starts with a song.

4 Ways to Comfort Baby When He's Sick

I consider myself (and Macks) very lucky that throughout his 11 months, he’s really only been sick once. This weekend he came down with something and when I took him to urgent care, they let me know that he has a double ear infection. My bubbly and active little boy was lethargic, had a fever, and just wanted to be held and comforted.

As a mom, there is nothing I hate more than knowing my child is sick and also knowing there’s nothing I can do to make him better. While I knew I had no magial power to make his ear infection go away, there were several things that I was going to try to do to help make him as comfortable as possible. Here they are: 

Pajama Days with My Baby

Three days of the week my daughter goes to daycare while I work. But the last two days of the week she stays home with me. At least one of those days is always deemed a pajama day. 

Bath Time Fun with Dad

Something that I appreciate about my husband is that he handles the kids’ bath time every night. I usually spend the time sitting in bed reading a book or watching a TV show on my iPad. It’s glorious. But I don’t completely unplug because I like to listen in on the fun everyone is having in the bathroom. 

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