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.

7 Quotes That Help Keep Me Inspired As a Parent

Fatherhood is the most amazing and joyous experience of my life. I could have never imagined the love I experience with my son. But it’s no secret that parenthood gives you difficult days and tough and tired times. Not to mention during the holidays, the hustle and bustle can keep all of us working long hours. It’s in these moments of exhaustion that I find motivation and inspiration from others.

One of my favorite men to look to is Walt Disney. His passion for happiness and embracing the moment is one that I strive for. These are some of my favorite quotes of his that help me remember to find happiness in every moment and share in the joy that is fatherhood.

Here are some of my favorite Walt Disney quotes.

A Christmas Tree That Baby Can Play With!

Babies and toddlers are curious creatures — and when Christmas comes around, that curiosity piques. All of a sudden, there are lights, garlands, and so many shiny things. When that big tree goes up with all the colorful ornaments, it’s almost like a moth to a flame. They simply can’t help themselves. They. Must. Touch. That. Tree.

And that’s when disaster strikes. How do you keep baby away from the tree? In our house, we came up with a great solution.

When Baby Gets a Boo-Boo

Macks is on the move and is crawling and cruising around more than ever. His sisters’ were 10 and 11 months old when they started walking, and with his 10-month birthday coming up next week, I’m convinced that the milestone isn’t too far away. His eagerness to walk and climb on everything in sight unfortunately leads to many boo-boos even when my eyes are on him all the time.

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Why I Always Find Out the Gender of My Baby

Five years ago, my sister was expecting her first baby and when I mentioned it to a co-worker, she asked, “Is she going to find out what she’s having?”

I was completely taken aback by the question! I hadn’t even thought to ask my sister — I just assumed she would, of course, want to know in advance. With ultrasounds so readily available and generally accurate, who wouldn’t want to know if they were having a boy or a girl?

But since then, I’ve realized that lots of people choose not to find out what they’re having. Plenty of friends and acquaintances have waited until the delivery room to know whether their new addition is a girl or a boy.

In my case, though, I’ve never personally considered not finding out.  I’m on my third pregnancy and every time the ultrasound tech asks if I want to know, I can hardly say “yes!” fast enough.

Here’s why I like finding out:

How We're Enjoying New Holiday Events with Baby

The holidays are wonderful, simply because of the endless magical and festive events going on in nearly every city. From tree lightings to local winter wonderlands, we love taking our little guy to as many events as we can. He loves taking in the sights, sounds, and experiences at every stop, and we love watching every step of the way.

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