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.

My Halloween Dilemma: Should We Do a Family Costume?

Now that we are a family of four, I feel like the pressure is on to go “all out” for our Halloween costumes. We’ve got two adorable little boys who would look cute even dressed as paper sacks… but Mommy and Daddy would look silly.

My dilemma is this: Should we dress all alike as a theme? Or should we dress as individuals in whatever we like the most?

Favorite Part Of My Day As A Mom: Putting My Boys To Bed

I know when you first read the title, it may come off like my favorite part of every day is when my kids are finally sleeping. Not true! Although, it is nice to be able to do the dishes without being interrupted or fold clothes without a little guy “helping” me and consequently unfolding everything I just folded.

The truth is, putting my boys to bed is my favorite part of the day for many reasons:

How We Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Baby

October is Hispanic Heritage Month. Growing up in Miami, I don’t think I had a full appreciation for my heritage. Everyone in this city is from somewhere else. I probably have at least one friend from each Latin American country. Spanish is spoken everywhere you go here. You can eat tasty food from any Spanish-speaking country you can think of. So I guess I just never realized how special and unique it was to be from another country.

Then, my husband and I moved to North Carolina. It was interesting being in the minority. I started to really acknowledge how important it was to keep our heritage alive. Now that we have kids, it’s even more important to pass down our traditions.

4 Things to Know When Selecting a Guardian

Celebrating this first year with Wyatt has been an amazing experience! There have been so many wonderful memories and milestones that make us fall in love with him more every day. Which makes it impossible to think we would never be around for him. One of the last things on our minds (though it shouldn’t be) was making arrangements should something tragic happen to us.

The One Thing We Can't Shop Without

When my son was a baby, it was so easy to take him grocery shopping. He actually slept through most shopping trips. I would take the time to linger through the aisles and thoroughly enjoy the quiet time.

But then all of a sudden, around the time he hit his first birthday, he grew increasingly restless in the shopping cart. Grocery shopping was challenging, to say the least.

But then we saw it. It was no regular shopping cart–this one was special. This shopping cart looked like a race car, and my son loved it right away.

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