Baby Milestones

See which milestones to track as your baby grows, hear from other parents experiencing these firsts, and get great ideas for how to record each big (and small) baby event.

5 Ways I Know I'm Nearing the End of My Pregnancy

I’m in the final-ish stretch of this pregnancy (less than six weeks to go!) and I’m definitely starting to feel it.

In case the constantly moving baby wasn’t reminder enough, these five things mean I never got more than a few minutes without remembering that I’m super close to the end of being pregnant!

End of Pregnancy

End of Pregnancy

The Magic of the Opposite Double Milestone

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I’ve noticed that a reoccurring theme with motherhood is, “if it’s not one thing, it’s another.” Their beds may be made, but there are toys all over the ground. My toddler Zaynab might be eating up all the broccoli, but my 8-year-old refuses to touch the lasagna. It seems like there’s always something happening in direct opposition of what’s going on with another child.

It may not always be a bad thing, though. We recently had an opposite double milestone! What the heck does that even mean?

Double Milestones

5 Ways I Get My Daughters to Help with the Baby

I wasn’t sure how to prepare myself for three kids. Other than the usual of buying diapers and baby gear, there really wasn’t anything I could do to prepare myself for the joy and exhaustion that comes with having three little ones under one roof.

It took a couple of weeks for me to take hold of having three kids. I had help for the first six weeks from family, but soon after, everyone had to go back to their daily lives and I had to face reality of being at home with all three by myself. While it was tough at first, and I still have my days where it gets harder than I could have ever imagined, I quickly learned that having two older children can work to my advantage. They not only love their little brother, but they wanted to help him in any way that they could.

Here are five ways I get my daughters to help with the baby:

Big Sister's Love

9 Things About Margot at 9 Months Old

Margot will be 9 months old on Saturday. I can’t even believe it! I swear, I just gave birth to her. It’s hard to believe she’s been out in the world for almost as long as she was in my belly. If I’m honest though, she’s acting exactly like a 9 month old. Here are 9 things I love about Margot at 9 months old…

5 Simple Ways to Encourage Independence in Toddlers

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As our babies begin to grow and change and slowly become little toddlers full of personality and spunk and opinions, it can be hard to know when to step back and let your little one figure things out for themselves and when to hold them tighter…part of the growing pains of parenthood.

For many parents, raising an independent and responsible human is a big goal, and while getting there will look a little different for every parent and child, there are a few small things you can do to help things along.

Here are just a few ways you can facilitate and encourage independence in your toddler.

5 Simple Ways To Encourage Toddler Independence
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