To the Moon and Back: Mamas Share the Sweet Nothings They Tell Their Little Ones

Motherhood is full of tiny rituals every day: the way you have to kiss those chubby cheeks each time you swoop up your baby in your arms. How you tie the bow around her ponytail just so.  The lullabies you sing at the end of each night.

All mothers have special things they say only to their children— the sweet nothings that become meaningful not because they’re profound or eloquent, but because of who they’re said to.

Six mothers are sharing their versions of “sweet nothings.” What do you say to your child?

  • I'll like you forever, I'll love you for always!

    I’ll like you forever, I’ll love you for always!

    -Disney Baby’s own Selena

  • I love you more than all the pickles in the world!

    I love you more than all the pickles in the world!

    -Stephanie, Disney Baby reader

  • I love you a bushel and a peck!

    I love you a bushel and a peck!

    – Michelle, Disney Baby reader

  • I love you tons and tons!

    I love you tons and tons!

    My daughter replies with, “That’s A LOT! I love YOU tons and tons and tons and tons and tons!”
    -Sam, of Real Mom of NJ

  • I have never loved someone the way I love you.

    I have never loved someone the way I love you.

    – Lacy, of Living on Love

  • Thank you for letting me be your mama.

    Thank you for letting me be your mama.

    – Disney Baby reader Barbara, photo credit Kelly Fitzsimmons Photography

Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. She writes about all things toddler at Babble’s Toddler Times. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

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