• Baby,  Early Childhood Education

    4 Benefits of Using Baby Sign Language

    Did you know there is a way to communicate with your child before he/she is able to speak? As a person with a background in caring for toddlers for several years in an early childhood education setting, I will be the first to tell you how difficult it is to communicate with toddlers. Imagine having multiple toddlers yelling and/or screaming at you all at once trying to express their needs. It is difficult for a caregiver (no matter how many babies they are caring for) to pinpoint what a young human needs at this age because of their underdeveloped communication skills. As a teacher, I learned how to communicate with…

  • Baby,  Motherhood

    7 Things I Learned About Being a Stay-at-home Mom

    As a woman in her late twenties, I was brought up knowing that I would go to a four-year college right after high school. After that, I ended up going for my master’s while building my career as a state employee. I didn’t truly know what I wanted to do, but I knew that I needed to put in the work to really get far in this life. During my focus building myself professionally, my husband and I also decided to grow our family. While we struggled for some time to make this dream come true, the moment that we did find out we were expecting, my whole focus changed.…

  • Baby,  Blogmas,  Christmas,  Creative Writing

    Christmas Lights through Baby’s Eyes

    My husband is super thoughtful, even on the days when it seems like we aren’t seeing eye to eye. Today I came home from work and went about our evening routine with getting the baby some dinner, reading to him, and playing a little before getting ready for bed. Once we headed upstairs to start bath time, I heard some pounding on the wall, like someone hammering. I went into the room and there he was, hanging up Christmas lights on the ceiling and the wall! I put our son down on the ground to play for a couple minutes while my husband finished the final touches. After, he turned…

  • Baby,  Blogmas,  Christmas

    Pictures with Santa

    When picturing the day that I would become a mom, I often pictured what it would be like around the holiday season with kids; the baking traditions, opening gifts on Christmas morning, taking pictures with Santa, etc. These were such wonderful fantasies of mine and now I’m finally able to start indulging in them as we have a one year old who will begin to see the magic of Christmas! Today, we attempted pictures with Santa and boy, that was not the picture I had envisioned for our Christmas card! My son was not having any of it. He began crying pretty immediate after being placed on Santa’s lap and…

  • Baby,  Motherhood

    To the Moms Whose Baby Doesn’t Sleep Through the Night…

    Shout out to the moms whose baby doesn’t sleep through the night!???? You’re the real MVP and this one is for you.???? Exhausted? Frustrated? Questioning existence? Yes, yes, and yes! I know the feeling and I sympathize for what you’re going through. This isn’t a post about how to get your child to sleep through the night because I’m still struggling with that. This is a post to show other parents out there that you’re not alone in this battle for sleep.????‍♀️ At my son’s nine month check up, his pediatrician asked me that dreadful question, “Is he sleeping through the night?” I hesitated before I embarrassingly answered, “No, he…