Family Blogs

I had a feeling I might hear an argument or two today. My little one is getting some new teeth in, and my older one misses her daddy fiercely. He has to travel a lot this summer and, although we are surrounded by family, nothing compares to him. We are not whole without him, and that's hard when you're 8.

It was one of those mornings when ...

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There's no doubt about it -- we all experience pregnancy a little differently.

For some of us, pregnancy is the best time in our lives. For others, it's about gritting our teeth and moving one swollen ankle after the other toward the finish line. 

But there are some pretty amazing parts about being pregnant. Real moms share what ...

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Every parent has a tipping point. It might be a certain time of day, like during that ten-minute window of time where you will probably late for school or miss the bus if shoes aren’t on and tied immediately. It might be when you’re trying to cook dinner, clean the dishes, and supervise homework while keeping the toddler entertained. Or ...

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As the due date of my third child quickly approaches, I can't help but feel anxious yet hopeful that I will be able to have another successful VBAC. A VBAC is a vaginal delivery after a previous cesarean section. It is also known as a vaginal trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC). Studies show the success rate of a VBAC is between 60 and 80% ...

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The Minions are coming! The Minions are coming! Even grown-ups find it hard to resist those adorable yellow creatures. If your child has been noticing them everywhere, get ready for the new Minions movie with a viewing of the flick that introduced the world to the yellow army: Despicable Me.

There are plenty of ways to make the evening ...

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It had been a long day already -- taking two kids under 4 to a water park for three hours in the Texas sun. My husband and I were both exhausted and ready to no longer hear the chatter of little children's voices -- ours included. We were also excited, planning to relax and enjoy our date night together, which involved ordering a pizza and ...

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Why is it that we bond to family, specifically our children and siblings? For moms, can you really expect there to be a bond between you and your baby just because you carried, fed, hoped for, worried about, and gave birth to them? Yes. That's beyond obvious. 

But in order to continue to create a deep and lasting bond, there are certain ...

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Last week, I wrote an article on 8 Must Photograph Moments This Summer. As a photographer and mom, I often feel overwhelmed about the amount of photos that are sitting on my computer. Sadly, just last year, my external hard drive became damaged, and I lost over 20,000 family photos. I am sure more than one of your friends has a story like this ...

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Although we always want our babies to be the picture of perfect health, it doesn't always end up that way. When you go to the doctor because you're worried about your young baby's health, it's not a great feeling. All the "what ifs" and questions can be terrifying.

If your baby has been diagnosed with positional flat head syndrome, here ...

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If I had to sum up my birth experience in three words, I would say brutal, traumatic, and bloody.

Basically, the last three words anyone would want to use to sum up any experience at basically any point in their lifetime. Ever. Especially when it comes to welcoming a squeaky new human into your life.

I have detailed my birth ...

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