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.

Why I Use "Big Words" with My Little Ones

I was filling out my daughter’s baby book (yeah, I’m finally getting around to it now that she’s 20 months old) and there’s a section that asks what special “baby” words we as parents use for common phrases or words so that she will understand what we are talking about. The only thing I could think of was that we say “night night” when it’s time to go to sleep. But for every item listed — food, bottle, blanket, etc. — we don’t use any baby words — we just call everything by its proper name.

I’ve never been big on baby talk. I know lots of parents, mothers especially (let’s be real), are all about it. They turn on that sweet as sugar voice and have all kinds of cutesy nicknames for everything. But that’s just not me. 

Why I'm Thankful I Have Two Boys

Nowadays, it seems the first statement out of peoples’ mouths when they see our family of four is: “So, do you want a girl? I bet you do.” And my answer usually sounds something like, “Yes, we would love a girl, but for now we are blessed to have two amazing little boys.”

Of course, I would love to have a little girl one day. I could dress her up in all sorts of cute little outfits and put bows in her hair, but I’d prefer to wait a couple of years before having another baby in the house. Not only do I want to be able to give my sons the attention they deserve now, but there is also something special about being the only girl in the house; a mom surrounded by her little men and her hubby. I kind of feel…like a queen. And I really enjoy that.

My two sons are the greatest blessings God has granted me, and I have so many reasons to love and cherish them. Here are a few:

Making Bathtime Magical with Just a Little Help

Thanks to Disney Baby for sponsoring this post and giving me these Finding Nemo bath products for free.

As Dory likes to say, “just keep swimming.” Our little guy tends to take that to heart when he gets into the bathtub. I remember his very first bath after coming home from the hospital, where he cried and screamed the entire time. Now, it’s a challenge getting him OUT of the tub. Then again, we may be making it a bit too fun for him now that he loves it so much.

baby with nemo

Why I'm Thankful for My Kids

With Thanksgiving coming up, I wanted to spend some time really thinking about my life and why I’m thankful for it. To be honest, I tend to get caught up in negativity, and I really have to try hard to remind myself to be grateful. Thankfully with my kids, I don’t have to try very hard. My kids are my world, and they are the sweetest kids I could ever hope for. So below, I’m sharing just a few reasons why I’m so thankful for them.

Why Becoming a Father Has Rejuvenated My Holiday Spirit

You could say at times in recent years, I’ve been a bit of a scrooge around the holidays. Not because I want to, but I just had a hard time connecting with the holidays. With Christmas decorations appearing in stores in September, commercials on TV about the same time, the hustle and bustle of shopping, crowds, and so much more. Admittedly, I found all the hoopla hard to get into.

This year I’m so excited to ditch my inner scrooge and becoming a father is the reason why.

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