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.

7 Moms Reveal Their Silliest Pregnancy Cravings

Everyone knows that pregnant women have some weird cravings. That’s why you see so many jokes about pregnant women eating pickles and ice cream. When I was pregnant with Liam, I didn’t have cravings for pickles and ice cream, but I do remember making my husband drive to the gas station one night to get some Ruffles chips and french onion dip because I HAD TO HAVE IT. When I was pregnant with Isabel I just wanted copious amounts of ice cream. But that’s nothing new; I always want ice cream. Those cravings are tame, however, compared to some cravings other women have had.

Some of my friends shared with me their weirdest pregnancy cravings:

Who Looks Like Who?

I remember the moment I saw both of my boys for the very first time. When I gave birth to KJ, I immediately thought to myself, “Wow, this little guy looks just like his dad, but I just did all the work!” haha. My husband’s family has very strong features, so I wasn’t surprised when KJ entered the world looking just like Chris.

When we found out we were having another boy, I wondered if he would look just like KJ and Chris, or if he might take on my looks. Click here to find out who I think he looks like!

The Joy of Playing Hide and Seek

It seems like lately all my kid wants to do is run from me. He finds it quite hilarious. Whether it is because he doesn’t want me to dress him, feed him, or simply because he is in a playful mood, he jets away faster than Lightning McQueen and hides in the first “hiding spot” he can find.

Aarlen's Hide and Seek Phase_Alicia Gibbs

Aarlen's Hide and Seek Phase_Alicia Gibbs

The Magical Generosity of Strangers

Traveling during the holidays can no doubt be trying. But during our most recent flight for Thanksgiving, we got to see the magical generosity of complete strangers.

3 Simple Chores for Little Ones

Having children really increases the workload around the house. All of a sudden, there is more laundry to be washed, dishes to be cleaned, and toys everywhere. It can be overwhelming for parents. It’s difficult to keep up with all the chores — but the good news is that once kids get to a certain age, they can (and many argue that they should) start helping out around the house.

So when is the appropriate age to start chores? This can be difficult to answer and may vary from child to child, but I think children can start handling simple chores even at one year old.

If you’re looking for ideas on how to get started, consider these three chores:

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