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.

Enjoying the Magic of Dance

We don’t care if it’s hip-hop, rhythm and blues, pop, rock, or gospel — when we hear a good beat in my home (or outside the home), we start to dance. And do you know who often kicks things off with a steady head bob? It’s our littlest family member, Jada. At 22 months, this little girl can move, and dancing has become one of her favorite things to do.

Why Haircuts Are a Big Topic of Conversation in Our House

Our son was born with a serious head of hair. Flock of Seagulls type hair. So much so, nurses at the hospital were stopping by our room just to see the baby with “all the hair.”

Needless to say, haircuts are quite the topic of discussion in our house.

My Water Babies

When Liam was 10 months old, we were living in Denver, CO but we knew we would soon be moving to Miami to a home with a pool in the backyard. My mom mentioned that I should put him in swim class to get him prepared for the water. Apparently most swim schools will start water safety/swim classes for babies at 6 months! Who knew?

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Our Favorite “Spanglish” Book

Since my husband and I are both Hispanic and live in Miami, we are trying our best to raise bilingual kids. It’s not easy since we are used to speaking English most of the time. My son is now at an age where he knows more English than Spanish and prefers to keep it that way. Every once in a while he will want to talk in Spanish but most of the time he refuses.

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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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