Monday, January 6, 2014

Time Flies When You're A Parent (and great deals on baby stuff from Sears)

At the start of each new year, I can't help but look back at the previous year and ponder how quickly it seemed to fly by. I think the passage of time is even more clear when you have children. Those first few years in your child's life are but a blip in time - a whirlwind of feedings, diaper changes and exciting milestones. Before you know it, the feeling of your chin resting on that sweet, silky baby head is just a memory (and those little curls on my daughter's head have straightened out!)

Over the holidays, the kids asked if we could watch some family videos, particularly videos of them opening their presents during Christmases past. This walk down memory lane was a treat for all of us. I had forgotten just how much my son sounded like a little man at only three years old. He has always had a wisdom beyond his years. And it was remarkable to see my little blue-eyed girl's quiet determination as she pushed aside her older brother's outstretched arms and went about the business of exploring the world - a busy toddler on a mission.

Although I look back on those early years with fondness and sometimes longing, I am constantly reminded that each new stage in a child's life is a blessing. I get so much pleasure now from watching my son race down the basketball court or seeing my daughter perfect her hip hop skills. Their developing personalities are a constant delight (and sometimes a challenge). Whatever the ages and stages of your children, there is no joy that matches that of parenting.

Get Great Deals On Baby Gear from Sears!

It's a new year, and I know that many of you are sharing it with new babies! Congratulations! To celebrate the beginning of a new year and precious new lives, Sears is holding Baby Days! From January 17-30, visit the Baby’s Room for 15% off almost everything – nursery furniture, strollers, monitors and more! Look for great deals on infant apparel too (excluding everyday low prices of Carter’s). What is it about tiny clothes that makes them so adorable?

Disclosure: I am part of the Sears Mom Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.


  1. That post kind of made me tear up - those days are even further away for me - next stage will be grandchildren, whenever that will be! Hah!!

    1. I can imagine it gets even harder when they are away from home Jill. The grandchildren part should be fun though. You get to "borrow" them, cuddle them and send them home. ;)