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Vintage Airplane First Birthday Party

I know, I know—finally! Birthday party pics! We threw a vintage airplane-themed birthday party at our home to celebrate baby C’s first year. Even though I put too much pressure on myself as usual, I loved planning my son’s first birthday party. I wanted it to be really special and memorable for us as parents because this is our first child… Read More


A First Birthday Letter to My Son

Today I’m continuing baby C’s first birthday series by sharing a note I wrote to him for the occasion. I poured all of my first-time mom emotions onto paper the night before he officially turned 1, after the last time I laid my baby boy down to sleep when his age could still only be counted in months.… Read More


10 Tips for Taking Better Monthly Baby Photos

My son’s monthly baby photo was something I looked forward to each month during his first year—both taking the pictures and selecting the ones that would forever represent each monthly milestone. It was always so hard to choose just one! I put together a monthly photo collage of his first year, and I was blown away after… Read More


One Year of Baby C: A Monthly Photo Collage

I’ve been working for a while now on a series of posts related to my little guy’s first birthday, and I’m excited to start sharing them with you! To start off, here’s the outcome of Baby C’s monthly photos: I took the photos each month on the date he was born. He sat in the glider… Read More


Journaling Baby’s First Year

Writing has always been dear to my heart, and journaling has always been a therapeutic way of processing changes in my life. Both creative writing and journaling started for me at a young age. I’ve kept several journals on and off throughout the years, but I’ll never forget my first one—it was a beautiful, hard-bound… Read More


Baby Update: 11, 12, 13 Months … and Counting

Of course I’ve procrastinated posting C’s monthly updates on the blog, and now I’ve gotten way behind. But I simply can’t neglect these precious months, so here are three updates rolled into one. For the sake of this not seeming like a complete fail on my part, let’s just pretend I decided to go with quarterly baby updates and… Read More


My Birth Story for Cesarean Awareness

One of the truly special things about motherhood is that we’re all tied together through this bond we share of having pushed our bodies to the limits to carry and birth a child, no matter how they were brought into this world. April is Cesarean Awareness Month, so what better time than now to share… Read More


Easter Basket Ideas for Baby

I’m back to finish my Easter post by sharing what I put together for C’s first Easter basket. If you missed the post earlier this week, check it out to see his Easter egg hunt and petting zoo fun. He was only a few weeks old last year for his first Easter as I mentioned, so… Read More


Easter Fun at 1

I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter weekend as much as we did! We had a lot of Easter fun with our now 1-year-old. Saturday was a beautiful day, despite being pretty chilly in the morning. We took C out to experience his first Easter egg hunt, and he had a blast picking up the eggs and putting them… Read More