Learning patience

Big Sister: 5 Reasons Why I am Grateful for this Role

But before I was a mom, I was a big sister. I literally hold no memory of not being a big sister. I was 2 1/2 years old when my little brother, Jackson, was born. He was my real life baby doll and I adored everything about him right from the start. There would be seven more little “baby dolls” to come. (Are you keeping count? Eight little siblings, plus me, plus my one big brother…That’s a grand total of ten kids!)

newborn essentials: my top picks for the first three months

Now, I don’t really think there are such things as newborn “essentials”. You really don’t need much for those snuggly newborn days…just your warm arms and affection, a blanket, and good milk! But there are a few certain things that I was glad to have on hand in caring for little Noah Jackson! They made life easier in those early days of long nights and new discoveries as a mama.