Family Life

Are Babies Easier to Love?

by Amber Stiles on August 15, 2012

Do you love babies more?  Do you love your second child more than your first only because they’re younger?  I don’t, but some days I can understand how much easier it is to be unconditional in my feelings towards a 6 month old.  It’s only because they’re so innocent that there’s no reason not to. […]


Hard Lessons For Kids – Learning How To Lose

by Amber Stiles on August 14, 2012

Today I beat Alexa at Tic Tac Toe.  She was displeased.  We start another hard life lesson that kids HAVE to learn – how to lose gracefully.  So how does one go about explaining to a three year old that it’s good to lose?  How do you instill good sportsmanship into your child? I’ll be […]


A Lesson Learned

by Amber Stiles on August 10, 2012

Today Alexa and I had a mommy & me double date with a friend and her son.  We were off to the movies.  A lunchtime viewing of Ice Age 4.  A cute little flick perfect for both of the kiddies.  It should have been pleasant.  It should have been empty in the middle of the […]


A Room Of Her Own

by Amber Stiles on August 2, 2012

When I was pregnant this time we didn’t bother dreaming of a new perfect nursery.  There wasn’t much nesting at all.  We initially assumed that Emma wouldn’t need a room of her own until she was at least a year old.  WRONG.  We thought we could get away with keeping her in our room until […]


How Do I Play With My Baby?

by Amber Stiles on July 19, 2012

Emma is rounding the corner to 5 months and she wants to PLAY.  I mean, as much as a baby can play for real…for real?  I hang out with her all day but I don’t really remember how to play with an infant.  I don’t know what to do with her a lot of the […]

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