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.

3 Life Lessons We're Learning From Dumbo

Bee’s favorite Disney movie is Dumbo and, my goodness, do we have that sweet baby elephant to thank for getting us through some very long teething days (and nights!) as of late. For the past two weeks, we’ve cuddled to the song of Baby Mine, laughed at the circus clown performances and cried at the thought of Dumbo’s over-sized ears being anything less than celebrated to the fullest.

And the more I watch this sweet film, the more I realize how many life lessons are nestled throughout tales of peanuts and mice, mothers and adversity…

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Jada's Magical Moments with Her Big Brother

There is something magical about watching siblings develop a powerful bond. Jada and Malachi are two and a half years apart. As a mother, I had no idea how Malachi would feel about Jada’s arrival and what it might do to his world. Luckily, it seems like her presence has made his life a lot more interesting (in the very best of ways).

When the two of them play with each other, the energy in the room is contagious. Even if I am exhausted, I get the urge to roll on the floor and laugh with them. They enjoy each other so much. Of course, there are disagreements, plenty of apologies, and even some tears, but they have a friendship blooming that really is magical.

Here are just a few  of their magical moments.

A Date with Baby in Tow

Dates with my husband are few and far between now that we have three kids. Life continues to get more busy with each day, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t find time for one another. If there is anything that I’ve learned in the nearly seven years that we’ve been married, it’s that we need to take time to focus on our relationship. And sometimes that means a date with the baby in tow.

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Sick Baby, Sick Mama... And Dad to the Rescue!

It was quite the weekend at our house: Mom had a fever and a wicked sore throat. Baby had a stomach bug. And Dad?

Dad was our hero this weekend.

Jada's Favorite 17 Things to Say at 17 Months

I still can’t believe it has been 17 months. I know it sounds so cliché, but it really does feel like it was just yesterday that I was up at 3 in the morning breastfeeding an 8-pound Jada while rocking her back to sleep. Time surely does fly.

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