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.

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.

A Magical Minnie Mouse Themed First Birthday Party

My niece Phoenix just turned one! My-oh-my, how time flies by. My sister-in-law Sarah and her mom and sister put her party together. They decided on a Minnie Mouse theme. It was the most adorable birthday party I’ve ever been to!

Read on for some ideas for throwing your own Minnie Mouse themed birthday party and to see adorable pics of Phoenix’s party!

Staying on Top of Holiday Meal Messes

The holidays are upon us, and I couldn’t be happier. This year is going to be so exciting and fun spending so much time with family. All that time together also means, LOTS of food. With a little guy who seems to always be hungry, I figured Thanksgiving dinner was going to be a sure bet. We were able to get him to try a few different options, but he found playing with it way more enjoyable. Thankfully, we were prepared.

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