Becoming a mother has been life-changing. It's been hard, tiring, gratifying, beautiful, challenging, scary and a thousand other things that only a parent would ever understand.

It is these life-changing experiences that have inspired me to draw my everyday life as a stay at home mom. Whether it's the mundane tasks like doing laundry or the exciting moments of James', my baby boy's, first steps, I want to put it down on paper so that I can better cherish these fleeting moments that are often overlooked.

Being a stay at home mom can be incredibly lonely. I like to think that by drawing life's simple moments, I can connect with other mothers and help them feel less alone. By doing this, I feel less alone, too. It's a win-win situation and I have been able to connect with many lovely parents and fellow parent-illustrators through my Instagram account.

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#1

Newborns Are So Tiny Snuggled Up In Your Arms, Then One Year Later They Get So Long And Big. And Yet, They Still Manage To Fit Perfectly In Your Arms

Newborns Are So Tiny Snuggled Up In Your Arms, Then One Year Later They Get So Long And Big. And Yet, They Still Manage To Fit Perfectly In Your Arms

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Randy Inbred 1 year ago

My wife still attempts to do this with our daughter, who is 9.

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James Is My Constant Reminder To Stay Present. I Have A Bad Habit Of Getting Caught Up On My Phone, Wasting My Time Instead Of Doing Something Fulfilling. When I'm In My Haze, He Comes Up To Me With A Toy, Eagerly Calling Me To Play With Him

James Is My Constant Reminder To Stay Present. I Have A Bad Habit Of Getting Caught Up On My Phone, Wasting My Time Instead Of Doing Something Fulfilling. When I'm In My Haze, He Comes Up To Me With A Toy, Eagerly Calling Me To Play With Him

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justagirl 1 year ago

These drawings are so simple, but that's whats makes it so beautiful!

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What Our Weekend Normally Looks Like (Just Kidding, James Can't Settle For Longer Than 5 Seconds When We're All Together In The Bed)

What Our Weekend Normally Looks Like (Just Kidding, James Can't Settle For Longer Than 5 Seconds When We're All Together In The Bed)

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Zerish Kamal 1 year ago

Question remains is james the baby the husband or the cat

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I Can't Be The Only "Bad" Parent That Doesn't Watch Age Appropriate Things With Their Kid. I Mean He's Only 18mo, He Can't Possibly Understand What That Dragon's Doing, Right!?

I Can't Be The Only "Bad" Parent That Doesn't Watch Age Appropriate Things With Their Kid. I Mean He's Only 18mo, He Can't Possibly Understand What That Dragon's Doing, Right!?

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Moo Jar 1 year ago

I love how you can see the beauty in the simplicity

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#5

Our Last Visit To The Pediatrician Looked Something Like This. Actually All Our Visits To The Pediatrician Look Like This

Our Last Visit To The Pediatrician Looked Something Like This. Actually All Our Visits To The Pediatrician Look Like This

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Matthew A 1 year ago

I would not want to be her left ear rn

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#6

Colouring With A Two-Year-Old Like, "Please Don't Touch Me With That Marker"

Colouring With A Two-Year-Old Like, "Please Don't Touch Me With That Marker"

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Matthew A 1 year ago

1. Get white shirt 2. Let them draw on your back 3. Free massage

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#7

Always "Helping"

Always "Helping"

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Danny Boi 1 year ago

When you child tries to grab your folded clothes to put them away but then slowly and clumsily drops them and pulls them apart....

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#8

James And I Are Learning Italian, And Normally We Do It During Breakfast

James And I Are Learning Italian, And Normally We Do It During Breakfast

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Hans 1 year ago

The slippers!

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#9

Peacefully Sleeping With Baby When Suddenly... Bam. Rudely Awakened

Peacefully Sleeping With Baby When Suddenly... Bam. Rudely Awakened

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Jessica Billings 1 year ago

I have no idea why, but I enjoy how her pants and the baby's shirt is colored.

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#10

When Your Toddler Is Having A Really Hard Time Sleeping Due To Teething, But You Don't Want To Undo Months Of Sleep Training

When Your Toddler Is Having A Really Hard Time Sleeping Due To Teething, But You Don't Want To Undo Months Of Sleep Training

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Matthew A 1 year ago

It's worth it!

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#11

Flying With A Toddler Is A Delicate Balance Of Skill, Patience And Well Planned Carry-Ons

Flying With A Toddler Is A Delicate Balance Of Skill, Patience And Well Planned Carry-Ons

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Annette V 1 year ago

I honestly hope I never have to travel with my baby/toddler by airplane. Car rides are tough enough.

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#12

Every Night Before Bed I Hold Him Like This Just One Second Longer, Hugging Him Tightly And Taking Him In

Every Night Before Bed I Hold Him Like This Just One Second Longer, Hugging Him Tightly And Taking Him In

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Julia Bonner 1 year ago

These are my most favorite precious times with my son. Heart melting!

#13

I Love Having A Tiny Human That I Can Dress Up In Ridiculous Costumes. James Was A Chicken Last Year

I Love Having A Tiny Human That I Can Dress Up In Ridiculous Costumes. James Was A Chicken Last Year

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Siddharth Rath 1 year ago

Did she just say "tiny human"???

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#14

Adventures Of Babywearing

Adventures Of Babywearing

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Annette V 1 year ago

Babywearing is great bonding time with baby and a workout as a bonus! I get a nice workout while walking with my 27lb 10 month old :-)

#15

James Has Some Pretty Good Dance Moves. Whenever Music Comes On, He Gets To Boogie'ing And We Follow Suit. Our Favourite Move Is The Elbow Jab

James Has Some Pretty Good Dance Moves. Whenever Music Comes On, He Gets To Boogie'ing And We Follow Suit. Our Favourite Move Is The Elbow Jab

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Randy Inbred 1 year ago

My daughter recently taught me how to 'dab' and 'floss'. I am officially cool.

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Ever Have One Of Those Days That Just Suck For No Particular Reason? I Like To Draw The Cute And Sweet Moments Of Motherhood, But It Is Definitely Not Always Like That. Some Days Are Really Hard And You Find Yourself Breaking Down On The Living Room Floor After You Finally Get Baby To Go Down To Sleep

Ever Have One Of Those Days That Just Suck For No Particular Reason? I Like To Draw The Cute And Sweet Moments Of Motherhood, But It Is Definitely Not Always Like That. Some Days Are Really Hard And You Find Yourself Breaking Down On The Living Room Floor After You Finally Get Baby To Go Down To Sleep

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Maria Andersson 1 year ago

Having such a day today. Single mother to four girls (11, 6, 5 & 2)....today sucked so bad, i do hope tomorrow gets better :(

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#17

Toddlers Being Toddlers

Toddlers Being Toddlers

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Siddharth Rath 1 year ago

I love this! And the her inner Shakespeare!

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#18

We Bought James His First Pair Of Underwear With Cute Little Trucks On It. But The Sizing Is Way Off So They Just End Up Sliding Off His Tiny Bum

We Bought James His First Pair Of Underwear With Cute Little Trucks On It. But The Sizing Is Way Off So They Just End Up Sliding Off His Tiny Bum

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Matthew A 1 year ago

This is so cute

#19

Working Out At Home Has Its Own Set Of Problems When You're A Mom

Working Out At Home Has Its Own Set Of Problems When You're A Mom

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Danny Boi 1 year ago

BOOP!

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#20

I Wanted To Draw A Picture Of James With His Papa, But Them Snuggling And Being Cute Didn't Exactly Feel Right. This Is More What They Get Up To

I Wanted To Draw A Picture Of James With His Papa, But Them Snuggling And Being Cute Didn't Exactly Feel Right. This Is More What They Get Up To

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My O My 1 year ago

That is what dad's are there for

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#21

Lazy Mornings In Bed Watching Youtube Videos Together

Lazy Mornings In Bed Watching Youtube Videos Together

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Rakshya A Bhujel 1 year ago

is it just me who saw a smiling face in between them in the bed sheet super cute.. ^_^

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#22

I Finally Cut James' Very Unruly Hair, And Somehow Managed To Keep His Ears Intact. Giving Him A Forbidden Item Definitely Helped Keep His Attention Elsewhere (In This Case The Remote Control)

I Finally Cut James' Very Unruly Hair, And Somehow Managed To Keep His Ears Intact. Giving Him A Forbidden Item Definitely Helped Keep His Attention Elsewhere (In This Case The Remote Control)

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Randy Inbred 1 year ago

Cutting nails is the worst. I always used to cut my daughters too short and it would then hurt her and then I would get shouted at by my wife and then feel like a crap dad.....😞

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#23

Rainy Days, Rainy Days

Rainy Days, Rainy Days

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female raisin 1 year ago

the rain looks like curtains

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#24

Welcoming Warm Weather And Sunny Days. Each New Season Is Exciting With A Baby, Given How Much They Learn And Grow With Every Day. Excited To Be Teaching Him About All The Plants And Bugs This Summer

Welcoming Warm Weather And Sunny Days. Each New Season Is Exciting With A Baby, Given How Much They Learn And Grow With Every Day. Excited To Be Teaching Him About All The Plants And Bugs This Summer

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Annette V 1 year ago

A child helps you remember how beautiful and amazing our world is.

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#25

James Has Been All About Mommy Lately. All Doors Must Stay Open (Including The Bathroom And Shower) So That He Can Keep A Strict Watch On Me. Leaving The Room Without Him Is Not An Option

James Has Been All About Mommy Lately. All Doors Must Stay Open (Including The Bathroom And Shower) So That He Can Keep A Strict Watch On Me. Leaving The Room Without Him Is Not An Option

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Siddharth Rath 1 year ago

I love how he climbed up to there like a monkey...😂

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#26

Cloth Diapers Bring On A Real, Serious Addiction. They're Supposed To Be "Economical" But As Soon As You Get One, You Need To Get Them All

Cloth Diapers Bring On A Real, Serious Addiction. They're Supposed To Be "Economical" But As Soon As You Get One, You Need To Get Them All

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TheKnightOwl 1 year ago

As a former modern cloth nappy (diaper) mumma, I totally understand. They're so darn cute!

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#27

This Is What Weekends Look Like For Us. We Like To Stay At Home And Eat Pancakes On The Couch While Watching Our Favourite Sunday Shows

This Is What Weekends Look Like For Us. We Like To Stay At Home And Eat Pancakes On The Couch While Watching Our Favourite Sunday Shows

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Keval Mehta 1 year ago

I love how the drawing instruments are shown next to each illustration....

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#28

For My Birthday My Mom Got Me A Meitai And I Gotta Say, I Am So In Love

For My Birthday My Mom Got Me A Meitai And I Gotta Say, I Am So In Love

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Danny Boi 1 year ago

She looks like Rey from Star Wars!

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#29

Camping With Baby Is Actually A Lot Easier Than It Seems

Camping With Baby Is Actually A Lot Easier Than It Seems

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Annette V 1 year ago

Looks like great fun! Can't wait to do this with my little one!

#30

We Went To The Grandparents Where There Are Lots Of New Things To See And Experience, Including Cute Chickens

We Went To The Grandparents Where There Are Lots Of New Things To See And Experience, Including Cute Chickens

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Rakshya A Bhujel 1 year ago

his cute sharp teeths

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#31

Mommy's Spa Time Isn't A Big Success

Mommy's Spa Time Isn't A Big Success

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Landon Roberts 1 year ago

the new peek-a-boo

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#32

Today's Shower Shenanigans Involved Discovering The Faucet As A Great Source Of Fun

Today's Shower Shenanigans Involved Discovering The Faucet As A Great Source Of Fun

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Jessica Temple 1 year ago

Awe I miss the showers with my kids when they were toddlers.... Water = pure joy for a child.

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#33

Super Sunny And Warm Every Day Of The Week, Except The Day We Have To Leave The House And Go Into Town

Super Sunny And Warm Every Day Of The Week, Except The Day We Have To Leave The House And Go Into Town

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Siddharth Rath 1 year ago

Exactly... The world is playing games with all of us.....

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#34

Quick Study Of Wobbly Baby Trying To Master Walking

Quick Study Of Wobbly Baby Trying To Master Walking

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female raisin 1 year ago

dance

#35

James Refuses To Sleep Anywhere But His Crib. But When He Was Little(R), I Would Take Him Into Our Bed In The Morning, Nurse, And We Would Sleep Until 10am Sometimes Even 11am

James Refuses To Sleep Anywhere But His Crib. But When He Was Little(R), I Would Take Him Into Our Bed In The Morning, Nurse, And We Would Sleep Until 10am Sometimes Even 11am

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Annette V 1 year ago

The best times! Nursing is a beautiful relationship. It actually releases hormones that make you and baby sleepy so nursing baby to sleep and naptime with baby is perfectly natural.

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#36

Electronic Toys Are Either A Life Saver Or The Bane Of A Parent's Existence. They Are Great At Occupying Kids So That You Can (Finally) Get Some Stuff Done, But The Incessant Noise Creeps Deep Into Your Ear Canal Where It Travels Through Your Body And Seeps Into Your Bones

Electronic Toys Are Either A Life Saver Or The Bane Of A Parent's Existence. They Are Great At Occupying Kids So That You Can (Finally) Get Some Stuff Done, But The Incessant Noise Creeps Deep Into Your Ear Canal Where It Travels Through Your Body And Seeps Into Your Bones

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My O My 1 year ago

And these little beepy tunes will follow you even into your dreams

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#37

It Only Took Him 2 Years, But James Finally Took His First Steps Alone

It Only Took Him 2 Years, But James Finally Took His First Steps Alone

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Marianna Montuori 1 year ago

When my son started walking, then, my friend, came the hard part 😅

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#38

Lovely

Lovely

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Siddharth Rath 1 year ago

This is so beautiful...

#39

Sometimes When James Is Being Pathetic And Crying For No Good Reason, We Will Mock Him By Mimicking Tarzan Cries

Sometimes When James Is Being Pathetic And Crying For No Good Reason, We Will Mock Him By Mimicking Tarzan Cries

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Alessandra Rodriguez 1 year ago

so i think this might actually be a cultural misunderstanding becuz ive seen this happen when translating from spanish to english. sometimes the words we think we r using correctly in english r actually not right at all and end up sending the wrong message. she might not be using pathetic in the way we use it in the english language, she's actually french and might be using it to signify being fussy and crying and thought the word pathetic fit the bill. for example as i mentioned about spanish you can ask someone not to bother you by saying "no me molestes" but in english molest means a wholllllle other thing than it does in spanish. i hope this is the case as all the artists other comics indict a kind and loving mommy!

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A.k.a Everyday

A.k.a Everyday

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Jeannie Carle 1 year ago

"I shall overcome!!!" LOL

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Only Just Recently James Learnt To Sit Up On His Knees And Reach For Things. Now He Is Starting To Prop One Leg Up, But It Sort Of Just Flops Around Without Much Purpose

Only Just Recently James Learnt To Sit Up On His Knees And Reach For Things. Now He Is Starting To Prop One Leg Up, But It Sort Of Just Flops Around Without Much Purpose

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Plant Paradise

Plant Paradise

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Annette V 1 year ago

A beautiful space to read!

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Trying To Focus On The Little Moments That Warm My Heart

Trying To Focus On The Little Moments That Warm My Heart

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Warm Summer Days, Enjoying All The Fresh Air And Sweet Blooms

Warm Summer Days, Enjoying All The Fresh Air And Sweet Blooms

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alwright 1 year ago

To infinity, and beyond!!!

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Sick! Feeling All Sorts Of Awful And It's All James' Fault. Now I'm Stuck Lying On The Couch Like A Dead Potato. James Was The First To Get Sick In Our House, But Still Seems To Have Lots Of Energy For Crawling On Me Like A Monkey

Sick! Feeling All Sorts Of Awful And It's All James' Fault. Now I'm Stuck Lying On The Couch Like A Dead Potato. James Was The First To Get Sick In Our House, But Still Seems To Have Lots Of Energy For Crawling On Me Like A Monkey

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_WEIRD_ONE_ 1 year ago

and eating strings

#46

I Sewed Up One Toe Hole In James' Cute Pjs, But As Soon As I Did Another One Poked Through

I Sewed Up One Toe Hole In James' Cute Pjs, But As Soon As I Did Another One Poked Through

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Siddharth Rath 1 year ago

"HOBO BABY -and the- RASCAL TOE"!!! XD

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Snuggled Up In His Favourite Blankie

Snuggled Up In His Favourite Blankie

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Jaded Queen 1 year ago

Yay! Go baby. I still have my blankie. I m 22. But ya I don't sleep with it. It has a panda on it.

#48

Never Taking Them Off

Never Taking Them Off

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It Is Finally Getting Nice And Warm Out, And James And I Are Trying To Soak Up All The Sun Rays We Can Tan Our Ghostly Winter Skins

It Is Finally Getting Nice And Warm Out, And James And I Are Trying To Soak Up All The Sun Rays We Can Tan Our Ghostly Winter Skins

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#50

Sleepy Dreams With My Little Squish

Sleepy Dreams With My Little Squish

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MeggersTheFox 1 year ago

"With my little squish" =w=

#51

My Little Bowl Cut Baby Had His 2 Year Check Up Last Week. Glad To Be Done With All The Frequent Jabs And Continuous Checkups

My Little Bowl Cut Baby Had His 2 Year Check Up Last Week. Glad To Be Done With All The Frequent Jabs And Continuous Checkups

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Amanda Ferraz 1 year ago

Was he born with 49 cm or grown 49 cm in two years?

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Buildin' Stuff And Being A Boy With Papa

Buildin' Stuff And Being A Boy With Papa

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Jeannie Carle 1 year ago

My ex left the day before out son's first birthday - he never had these times - ever. But MOM did <3 <3

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#53

We Love Going For Walks On Forest Trails, Even Though Our Stroller Is Not Quite Suited For It

We Love Going For Walks On Forest Trails, Even Though Our Stroller Is Not Quite Suited For It

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#54

Little Tub Tub Is Filling In Nicely

Little Tub Tub Is Filling In Nicely

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Annette V 1 year ago

Chubby babies are the best!

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#55

Modern-Day Mom

Modern-Day Mom

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#56

James Is In Love With Cars Lately (Or All Things Trains, Planes And Automobiles)

James Is In Love With Cars Lately (Or All Things Trains, Planes And Automobiles)

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Baby Boy Busy Playing In Papa's Toolbox

Baby Boy Busy Playing In Papa's Toolbox

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serena 1 year ago

That's making me nervous! Don't drop that hammer sweetie!

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