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.

Keeping Baby Happy While Battling the Flu

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The flu.

F-L-U.

Three simple letters that can send shivers down the spines of parents. This week, has been one of dozens of diaper changes, unscheduled baths, and trying to pump fluids into our little guy as recommended by our doctor.

When Daddy Comes Home

It’s 6 or 7 in the evening. The house is in “daily disarray” mode. Books, tutus, pillows, backpacks, dolls, drawings, socks, and anything else that interested the kids that day, is all strewn about the house. Between testing my oldest on her spell-a-thon words and watching Zaynab do a combo jump/somersault for the 18th time, I’m cooking up something that I hope the family will accept as “dinner.”  Amani has gotten into the cookbooks again, while Maysoon is bouncing off ideas for the farm she wants to run when she’s older. All the delicious recipes, quiet time activities, and organization tips that are sitting neatly in my Pinterest boards can’t save me now. There’s only one thing I’m waiting for that will be my saving grace.

Baby with Dad

5 Ways I Get My Daughters to Help with the Baby

I wasn’t sure how to prepare myself for three kids. Other than the usual of buying diapers and baby gear, there really wasn’t anything I could do to prepare myself for the joy and exhaustion that comes with having three little ones under one roof.

It took a couple of weeks for me to take hold of having three kids. I had help for the first six weeks from family, but soon after, everyone had to go back to their daily lives and I had to face reality of being at home with all three by myself. While it was tough at first, and I still have my days where it gets harder than I could have ever imagined, I quickly learned that having two older children can work to my advantage. They not only love their little brother, but they wanted to help him in any way that they could.

Here are five ways I get my daughters to help with the baby:

Big Sister's Love

Recovering from the Holidays

We’re halfway through the first full week of the new year. The kids are back in school and daycare and I’m back in front of the computer working. And let me just say, I am dragging.

My son’s school sends out a monthly calendar with school events. December was chock full of fun! There were parties and concerts and special in-house field trips. I looked over the January calendar this week and it is bare bones. 

For Those Sleepless Nights

If you’ve ever felt that middle-of-the-night despair…

If you’ve ever wondered if it was normal for a baby to cry so much…

If you’ve ever wondered if your legs would physically collapse because you were so tired…

Then I raise my morning cup of coffee to you.

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