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.

Our Magical New Lunchtime Item

As a stay-at-home mom, I always have lunch with my two sons. Most days we are home for lunch and they sure do know how to make a mess when they eat! Thankfully, though, we were recently given an item that helps us keep the mess down. Read on and find out what it is!

I am totally obsessed with these waterproof, sleeved bibs from Bumkins.

I wasn’t sure how my boys would react to wearing something on their arms during mealtime, but they weren’t bothered by the bibs at all! It helps that the material is actually very soft and that it has pictures of KJ’s favorite characters on them.

We love the Monsters, Inc. decor from Disney Baby. The boys’ nursery is decorated with turquoise and bright green and gray so anything Monsters, Inc. usually matches the theme we have for the boys already.

When lunch was over, I removed the bibs and Voila!, no mess and totally clean shirts! KJ actually liked the bib so much he asked to wear it again at dinner. That has NEVER happened before.

I pack them into our diaper bag and take them with us to restaurants and parents always ask us where we got them from and compliment us on how clean our kids have stayed!

If I were you, I would definitely order a few of these for your little ones.

You can find an assortment of bibs, in different Disney Baby themes at target.com. Just click here!

What I Miss Most About Having A Newborn

How is it possible that my youngest baby, Bentley, is going to be a one-year-old on March 1st?! I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how quickly time flies by and how much I miss him being a teenie-tiny baby who slept most of the hours of the day, yet somehow barely slept at night.

Having a newborn can be a bit stressful because it definitely throws off your sleep schedule, but I really do miss those days when Bentley was brand new to the world, needing my help every hour of the day and night. There really is nothing like the bond between a newborn and his momma.

Here a few of the things I miss most about having a newborn in our house:

Reminding Myself To Let Them Be Little

I am the type of person who thrives on an accomplishment. Seeing a task or a project through to completion is something I live for. I enjoy turning chaos into order…organizaton…schedules. So, what happens when someone like me who longs for quantifiable results and having a method to the madness becomes a parent? Well, honestly, the answer is quite often frustration and impatience.

Reminding Myself To Let Them Be Little

4 Signs That My Daughter Could Be Ready to Potty Train

My daughter is 22 months old now, which is only two months younger than my son was when he potty trained. Every child is different so I’m not in a rush to potty train if she’s not ready yet, but over the past couple of weeks she’s been showing a lot of interest.

Here are some signs that Isabel has been showing that she may be ready to potty train: 

How We're Teaching Wyatt to Help Clean Up

Cleaning up. As parents we probably spend more time collectively doing this than nearly any other activity. At least it feels like it! With Wyatt now nearly 16 months old, we’re having him help us put away his toys and learn the importance of helping. Some days he’s excited, some days he’s not.

Either way, for us it always starts with a song.

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