How To Prepare For Baby

Great for first-time moms, or moms who need a little refresher, these invaluable tips will help you get ready for your little one's big arrival.

Baby Name Ideas from My Son's Favorite Disney Movies

We love Disney movies in our house! I have almost all of the Disney Princess movies and could watch them day after day, but my 2-year-old son likes the boy-themed Disney movies.

He has watched Peter Pan and Hercules so many times, I could probably quote both movies from beginning to end if you asked.

That got me thinking…I should put together a list of baby name ideas based on KJ’s favorite Disney movies!

So here it is:

5 Ways to Prepare For Your Baby to Walk

Macks is on the brink of walking. Just a few days ago he started standing on his own and now he loves to hold onto your finger while he walks around the house. I am so excited to see how he progresses and his eagerness to be on the move just like his sisters.

Walking is such a big milestone for both baby and parents. While I see Macks’ striving to walk on his own, there are several things that I am doing to help us prepare for his mobility.

6 Ways Parenting Is Easier the Second Time Around

I spent a good portion of my second pregnancy gripped with fear concerning the prospect of having two children. There were plenty of days with one child that felt overwhelming, so the idea of adding another child on top of those overwhelming days felt nearly impossible. But of course, my son was born and almost right away I realized that these fears were unfounded. While it’s true that life has definitely gotten busier and that there it takes a bit more of a juggling act to find balance within our family, it hasn’t gotten “harder” really…just different. And in some ways I’ve actually found parenting to be a lot easier the second time around!

6 Ways Parenting Is Easier the Second Time Around

7 Sweet Disney Lullabies I Sing To My Baby

One day, when I am an old woman looking back upon my most favorite memories of my life, singing my babies to sleep will be at the top of the list. There is something about lulling your baby to sleep with the sound of your own voice that is just beyond words. I have quite a few songs in my lullaby arsenal, but some of my absolute favorites are Disney songs. Disney just gets childhood like no one else and their songs create a sweet nostalgia like nothing else can. I hope one day my children hear these songs and remember fondly the countless hours I spent singing them to sleep. Here are a few of our favorites…

7 Sweet Disney Lullabies I Sing To My Baby

Preparing Your Children For An Adopted Sibling

“How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglet
“You don’t spell it…you feel it.” – Pooh”


As our adoption plans slowly move along, we’ve been attempting a few intentional, practically ways to prepare Bee for the arrival of a baby brother. Today, I thought it might be fun to share a few methods that seem to be catching on as her excitement builds, slowly but surely!:

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