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.

Back to School Can Be Magical for Baby Too!

It’s back to school season across the country, and while my little buddy is still a ways off from his first day of school, the excitement of returning to class, I think, is still felt by him.

We live near two schools, a private and public elementary school and the air is filled with shouts, screams, giggles, and excitement everywhere in the neighborhood. And he can’t get enough of it!

In Her Own Shoes

When I was a child, my mom and grandmother spent a lot of time comparing me to my brother. Don’t get me wrong, my mom and grandmother were awesome. My childhood was filled with love, encouragement, good food, and support. However, I think the constant comparing did some damage. I know in my heart that this was not their intent, but it still happened.

Her Hugs Sustain Me

My son and my daughter are different in so many ways. He loves really warm water; she likes being splashed with freezing water. She loves avocado and he is not a fan. And from an early age, my son has loved hugs, while Jada—well, she hasn’t really been that big on hugging. She has always shown her affection through smiles.

Just Me and Macks: Savoring That One-on-One Time

Yesterday, as I was sitting at my kitchen table eating lunch, there was a noticeable difference around the room. The entire house was quiet. Macks was upstairs taking a nap and both of the girls were at school. This was the first time since Macks has been born that it’s just been the two of us for more than just a couple of hours. 

The Road to Adoption: Our Second Curveball

This is part of our ongoing adoption story; read last week’s post right here!

As I mentioned last week, we experienced a curveball after realizing our first choice of country was closed for international adoption. I’d felt unsettled and discouraged, until I received the opportunity to visit Africa and came home with a renewed sense of purpose and direction for an Ethiopian adoption. We were well on our way to navigating the process when we reached our second roadblock…

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