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.

Liam’s Spiderman Party

My son recently turned 3 years old. Originally I wasn’t going to have a big party for him, since we’ve had big parties the past two years (a nautical first birthday and a safari second birthday). Throwing parties takes a lot of work, so I was planning on keeping it simple this year — but then he ever so sweetly asked if he could have a Spiderman party, and I couldn’t say no!

Thank goodness Spiderman is pretty popular right now, so planning it was a cinch. I was able to find a lot of Spiderman goods at our local dollar store and we chose to have pizza (easiest party food ever!) for everyone to eat. Since it’s also summertime in Miami, we decided to have a lot of outside water games for the kids to enjoy, including a big inflatable water slide.

Liam is recently obsessed with superheroes and his favorite is, obviously, Spiderman. It really warmed my heart to see my son so happy.

Check out a few snapshots from Liam’s Spiderman party.

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Lessons from Her Hair: What I Want My Daughter to Know

The bond between a woman and her hair runs deep. It starts when we are little girls. We watch our moms and aunts comb their hair in the mirror, and we wonder what our hair will be like when we grow up. We wonder what kind of styles will look great on us. We want to be just like the women we admire.

Preparing for the First Day of School

Soon my son will be starting school again. He began going to school last year and did really well. He’s going back to the same school, but things will be a little different. Last year, he only attended their half-day program and was in a class with his best friend. This year he will be going full days and sadly was assigned to a different classroom than his friend. 

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My Little Mover

Thanks to Disney Baby for sponsoring this post and giving me Huggies Little Movers Diapers for free.

My daughter, at 16 months old, finally found her courage and took her first steps. I can’t tell you how excited and surprised we were when she finally decided to let go and take those steps towards her daddy. We knew for a while that she must know how to walk. She would walk all over the house, but only holding on to someone’s hands. If there was no hand to hold, she refused to budge. But something clicked recently, and she decided that she would give it a try.

When she walks, her face is priceless. She’s so happy and proud of herself. She’s the cutest little mover I ever did see, so we snapped a few photos of her walking around the house in her Huggies Little Movers diaper. Thankfully they give her the freedom to move around and explore without us having to worry about her diaper slipping off. (Don’t you hate it when that happens?)

She’s also constantly pointing to the Mickey and Minnie on the diaper and saying, “Minnieee.” She’s a fan!

You can share your own Moving Moment here and receive a coupon for a pack of Huggies Little Movers diapers. 

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Top 5 Things That Change When Baby Starts to Move

My baby’s first steps are the entrance to a world of new beginnings. What used to be so “far” is suddenly just a few wobbly steps away. As a dad, before my eyes, I get to watch my little guy start exploring, cause joyful mischief, and find a world of excitement all on his own.

In recent weeks, our house has been filled with “moving” moments that make a father proud–as well as make any parent realize they needed to prepare! To help with that, here’s a look at the top 5 things that change when baby starts to move.



5. Your Home – Cupboards, ovens, drawers, laundry… it’s all fair game now. If they hadn’t been exploring before, with their newfound freedom, those baby latches better be on tight. Folded clean clothes will become a pile on the floor, placemats in the bottom drawer will be strewn across the kitchen floor, and everything becomes a destination. A place to celebrate the journey.

4. Your Job Description – When those tiny toes start moving across the floor, I instantly turn into a cheerleader, motivator, and backseat driver. While we’re still using a learning walker, I can’t get enough watching him cruise the kitchen with me cheering him along! As I gently steer and direct from behind, he’s ready to race into the outstretched arms of Mom, waiting for him. We try to keep him safe, while setting him free. Sounds of giggles and glee fill the house (and that’s just from me).

3. Your Memory – As a new parent, these first 11 months have been a whirlwind of exhaustion, excitement, and memories. We’ve filled phones, memory cards, and our minds with beautiful visual images of all his firsts. And his first steps will be like starting anew — a transition, a change, an exit from baby into toddler. Any parent can tell you when their kid started walking, it’s a memory-making moment that stays with you forever.

2. Your Baby – The feeling of freedom is something we as adults can often overlook. As babies take their first steps, it’s a feeling they’ve never experienced. The look on their face, the excitement, and confidence they gain from those first steps forward may be forgotten by them, but will live on with you. Maybe even captured on camera? You’ll never forget their look of experiencing freedom for the first time!

1. You – Keeping up with a baby is hard when they’re crawling. Now that they’re walking, you’re on the go with them at all times. Holding their hands to keep those unsteady feet sturdy and strong as they go. From this point on, you’ll be chasing, wrangling, and loving every, nearly every moment of it. They’re growing up, wanting to tackle new challenges, and ready to let you lead them (from behind) into the next steps of life.

As a parent, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of those first few steps. They’re conversation starters, office bragging material, and sentimental feelings that tug on your heartstrings as your baby grows up. With camera or phone in hand, you follow them around, waiting to document these first steps into a new stage.

And if you’re like me, conflicted feelings may just wash over you. I’m elated for those first few steps… only to realize as my mini-me is moving forward, I’m taken back to all those cuddly moments after his birth.

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