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.

Why I Love Noche Buena

In the Hispanic culture, we don’t do much on Christmas Day. That day is mostly reserved for lounging and resting. That’s because the real party happens on the 24th. We refer to Christmas Eve as “Noche Buena,” which means “good night.” Everyone gets in on the party — from the smallest of babes to the abuelitas.

7 Ways I Know My 2-Year-Old Isn't a Baby Anymore

My second daughter definitely still seems like my baby, even though she turned two this week.

She still naps, and uses a pacifier, and loves to be rocked before going to bed while I sing to her (she’s definitely baby enough not to recognize that my voice is pretty poor).

But then I recognize she’s probably not actually a baby anymore.

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Why I’m Buying Special Christmas Ornaments for Baby

I have to admit that I was never into special Christmas ornaments before. I knew other people who would buy them for every occasion: Just Married, Baby’s First Christmas, New House, etc. But I just wasn’t into it.

When my husband and I got married, I didn’t get any special commemorative ornaments. Actually, we just went to the store and got the cheapest plastic ones we could find.

But once we started having kids, I started changing my tune a little bit. 

4 Ways I Know Ani is a Second Child

One of the fun things about having a second child is watching how they react to their place in the family line-up.

Sometimes I look at Ani and I think, “You are such a second child!”

Second Child

Here are a few things I notice about her that seem to be a result of her being the little sister:

Second Child

5 Things I'm Good at As a Mama

A few weeks ago, one of my friends mentioned a struggle she was having with one of her babies and said she said to herself, “What am I GOOD at as a mother?”

I loved this and since it’s so easy to get bogged down by mommy guilt, I’ve tried to keep track of some of the things I’m good at as a parent.

What I'm good at as a mom

And I love that every parent’s list would look a little different – there are so many ways to be a terrific parent!

Here are a few parenting things I’m good at:

What I'm good at as a mom
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