milestones Archive


From Loss to Growth: Highlights of 2015 and What’s to Come in 2016

For us, 2015 was the year of loss, but we’re determined to make 2016 the year of growth. The first change coming in 2016 that I want you to know about will be a revitalization of our blog. Between work, family, and everything else, I was not able to commit to being here


And Then Xander Turned Two

  My dear sweet little boy turns two today! I wasn’t quite sure I could handle being a mom of two until he entered my world. He’s funny, sweet, and laid back. He absolutely LOVES to play with water or anything he can pour, build with blocks, and dress up with his


Xander’s 10 Month Baby Update!

What? 10 months? That was so 3 weeks ago. Yes, yes, we are quickly approaching the 11th month mark already. Sadly, I don’t have as many pictures and video clips to share. Since I’ve had to cut back on vlogging and I’m being more conscious about putting the phone down to be


Xander’s 9 Month Baby Update!

This is when babies get really fun. I remember loving this age with my daughter and being amazed at how her development seemed to explode as she neared 12 months. Xander has always been observant, but he’s getting more interactive and playing alongside his big sister. He lost a little weight from


And then… she took off her sandals

Ever since Rissa was a baby it has been impossible to keep socks on her for very long.  She used to kick them off, now she yanks them off as soon as her shoes are off. But it’s not her socks that caught my attention the other day. Not too long ago


6 Month Baby Update [VIDEO]

Hey! It’s great to see you today.  Summer colds are no fun, yet they’ve invaded my home.  It’s been circulating through our family and lingering.  No fun, but I took enough sick days from posting already.  So, the show must go on! Today’s 6 month baby update video is brought to you with


How the BuckleyBoo Toy Helps Toddlers Practice Matching and Fine Motor Skills

This is BuckleyBoo, a developmental toy available at Imagine Toys.  When we were offered the opportunity to review him my initial thought was I don’t want her to master buckles yet!  But then my logical mind took back over.  See, a few months ago, Rissa started showing interest in her buckles. Buckles


Magical Moments With Laughter #TimothyGreen

I’ve enjoyed a lot of firsts with my daughter. All are special in their own way, but only one is like music to my ears – her laugh. Once she started laughing, we started acting like fools day and night. That sweet sound was addicting! If she laughed when I shook my


The Mommy Mindset: Thoughts on Baby’s First Haircut!

Mary: I wish I would have prepared six year old better for his first hair cut. It was a disaster! He is sensitive to loud noises so the the sound of clippers next to his ear increased his anxiety. And the actually cutting… He did not handle it well at all and


The Mommy Mindset: Baby Talk and Language Development

We can’t help but compare our kids sometimes, but sometimes we get a little too caught up in the “should bes,” I think.  This week we discuss language development. Thank You for participating this week: Gena of Captain Fussy Buckets, Darcy of Tales From the Nursery, LaVonne of Long Wait for Isabella,