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 Favorite Part of the Day with Baby

If you asked most mothers what their favorite time of day with their little ones is, you might get the typical response of, “bedtime!”

And on many levels, of course that is a great time of day–there’s nothing quite like the scent of freshly-bathed babes and children, looking all cute and cozy in their pajamas, and that moment when the whole family piles on the bed together to read a nighttime story.

But if I’m being totally honest with you, there are also nights that I completely dread bed time. By that time of night, I am so exhausted and even though I want to make bath time and story time fun and loving, I also just want to get it over with so I can collapse into bed myself–for a few hours until the baby needs to be fed again, anyways.

Which is why, if I had to choose, I would say that morning is my favorite part of the day with my baby. 

A Day in My Life as a Mommy Blogger

A lot of people ask me what it’s like to be a blogger for Disney Baby. They usually say something along the lines of “Oh, how lucky are you?! That must be the easiest job ever!”

Well, on one hand, they’re right! Blogging is a pretty easy job. I get to tell people all about my life as a mom and gives tips and laughs here and there. The blogging part of being a mom is the easy part, but the “being a mom” part takes some work. Haha. I guess the hard part is multi-tasking: taking care of two babies at home WHILE blogging can be a little stressful, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

So I thought I would give y’all a glimpse into my daily life as a mom and blogger. Here goes:

Preparing Our Hearts and Home for a Season of Thanks

As soon as we roll into the month of October, I become giddy. People around me are often reminiscing about how awesome the summer was and how they just aren’t ready for the cold mornings and the early sunsets. I can’t relate, though, because the early sunsets and cold mornings tell me that fall is here, Thanksgiving is coming, and Christmas is around the corner. Call me weird if you want, but I get pretty excited.

Dad's in Charge. Yes, the House Will Stay Standing

Next week, Daddy’s in charge, as my wife heads out on a business trip. According to portrayals of dads in many recent commercials, TV shows, and movies, I won’t be able to handle the job of caring for my own son while my wife is out of town.

There have been huge and substantial shifts in the roles of fathers and the acceptance of dads playing an ever increasing role in the daily lives of their kids. But all too often, dads are still the butt of the joke and portrayed as inept and unable to care for their own kids.

I’m proud to say that is not me, and probably not your spouse either.

How Our Toddler Helps Us Donate Toys

My kids have a lot of toys – you might even say they’re a wee bit spoiled when it comes to toys. That’s what happens when you have grandparents around who love you and want to grant your every desire. (We love you, abuelos!)

I don’t really mind that my kids have a lot of toys. They have fun and entertain themselves playing with their toys all the time. But sometimes it gets overwhelming. We don’t have a large house and when the toys start taking over every room, I start feeling a little suffocated. 

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