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Parenthood has by far been more crazy, more exhausting, more tiring, and more wonderful than I could have ever guessed it would be. Aiden has just now hit his year and a half mark, and some days I wondered where has the time gone? Where is my sweet little boy that was so small. Well he is still sweet but not so small anymore. With Aiden it was love at first sight, he brought new joy and love to my life. The first three months were hard if you are not used to having to get up every two hours, and there were times when I wondered if I am doing this right. But do not fear if you are a new mom because I learned that there really is no “right” way. Every kid is different and you are doing what is best for you and your child. Also it gets easier after the first three months.
As he gets older it really just gets funnier. He can now play More >
Baby Einstein loves happy and smiling babies! In honor of Happy Baby Day, we asked our fans how they keep their little ones smiling. Everyone was full of creative ideas to keep those giggles going all day long – from tickling to music to funny faces! Here are some of the tips they shared with us:
- Andrea posted, “Chasing and tickling!”
- Roxana added, “Dancing, funny faces, play , music, water, hugs all the time.”
- Kayla shared, “He’s 5 months old, we always sing to each other and he usually smiles and laughs at my singing!”
- Mell said, “spending quality time with him… playing, eating, dancing, singing, shopping and reading books…”
- Carla noted, “Dance parties and tickle hugs!!”
- Leslie posted, “We did Stroller Strides this morning and played and watched her favorite shows! Plus daddy is coming home early from work )”
- Of course, some of More >
Memorial Day is upon us, which means that summer is officially on our radar! When thinking of summer a few things come to mind: warmer weather, ‘longer’ days, barbeques, fireflies, and much more. But one of the best parts of summer is the fun in the sun you have with your little one! The pool and beach are all great activities, but here are some additional ideas to keep good times rolling all summer long!
Have a Picnic
Gather a basket together with yummy snacks, plenty of water and a bunch toys for the kids, and hit the road to a local park or lake! Don’t forget to bring a few blankets to set up your summer picnic grounds for the family. It’s a great opportunity to take some photos of baby enjoying the warmer weather and will give you mementos that will last forever!
Go to a County/State Fair
You may need a stroller, but taking More >
It’s that time of year again! Mother’s Day is right around the corner and it’s time to get into the spirit of the holiday. Celebrating moms is fun for the whole family, so why not make it extra special this year? Whether this is your first time celebrating Mother’s Day, you’re pregnant and anticipating the celebration, or if you’re a Mother’s Day veteran, check out these suggestions for a fun-filled day all for moms.
- Breakfast in Bed
Take the morning off and enjoy breakfast in bed. If this is something you enjoy, don’t be afraid to hint to your spouse and little ones that this would be a fun tradition to start in your family. Any time mom feels special is good for the soul of the family too!
- A Picture Frame
Moms can never have too many pictures of their pregnant belly or cute face of their little ones, right? GettingMore >
When I knew that we were going to be giving our at-that-time 18-month-old daughter a baby sister around the time of her second birthday, I was nervous. As a stay-at-home mama, AppleBlossom was what my world revolved around. How in the world was I going to be everything I needed to be to keep her happy and provide for the new baby? I need not have worried. They are natural sisters and obviously each other’s joy.
The first sign was when we were in the hospital only a few hours after OrangeBlossom’s arrival and she went on an adventure to the nursery for a bath. AppleBlossom was alert and looking around and demanding that she be told where her baby sister was. OrangeBlossom was hers from the beginning and she is in charge, I just happen to be here.
With a toddler, they are curious and into everything, excited to learn about the world More >
Make St. Patrick’s Day fun for the whole family! Celebrate the luck of the Irish with games, crafts and delicious treats. Check out some of our celebratory ideas for you and your little one below and be sure to share your own traditions and ideas in the comments!
Get your little one excited with a treasure hunt. Hide gold coins (chocolate filled or not) around your house or yard. Lead your little one to the little pots of gold with clues and hints. If your kids are old enough, write out the clues otherwise play the guessing game to steer them in the right direction.
If you’re feeling crafty, make a hand print rainbow with your little one. This craft is fun for everyone and helps commemorate the holiday for years to come. This rainbow can be done a few ways; the first is by placing your child’s hand in paint, making each layer of the More >