Molly DeWitt

My name is Molly DeWitt and I’m a 30-something first-time mom navigating the joys and pitfalls of parenthood, working full-time, and living life as a military spouse. A California girl at heart, I will always call the golden state my home but I have learned to appreciate the “finer” things about life in the south including sweet tea, the courtesies of “Sir” and “Ma’am” and rainy summer nights.I met my husband, a Marine, while living in California. Ten years later here we are in North Carolina, by way of Virginia.I graduated from UNCW with my BA professional writing in 2008 and put that to good use for several years as a reporter for The Daily News here in Jacksonville. Following my departure from the newspaper I began work as an Early Head Start Home Visitor with the Onslow County Partnership for Children. I love what I do and am gratified daily as I work to help local families achieve their goals and raise healthy, happy children who are ready to succeed in life. In June 2011 my husband and I welcomed our first child, Emmett. He keeps us on our toes and provides us endless laughter and joy. Welcome to my world; I look forward to stretching my writing muscles and sharing the highs, lows, and all things ridiculous that happen in between.

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Do You Keep A Baby Journal?

The exact journal I have for Serophina!

In this day and age there is an abundance of journals. They come in every color, shape and form that you could ever imagine. You can have them made to look really professional like a published book complete with photos and delicate print. Or you can choose many of the hundreds available where you can write your own thoughts in your own handwriting.

Last weekend we had a garage sale and I had to go through our giant armoire full of books so I could pick out the ones I wanted to sell. I came across the baby journal that I had gotten for Serophina when she was little. It’s an organizer and a keepsake book that has little pockets for memorabilia and each year has categories for birthdays, favorite things, the world around you, etc.

As soon as I came across it, I had to sit down and flip through it. I was filled with warm fuzzies as I read the description I had written about the day we brought her home and other heartfelt moments. Unfortunately, I had only filled out a small portion of the book and so most of it was empty.

Now that she is four and a half years old, I wish so badly that I had recorded every detail of when she was a baby and toddler. I am proud of myself for starting the book, but somewhere along the way it got lost in the shuffle of daily life and was left unfinished.

I will try my best to record more for Saioa’s baby years but knowing myself, the same thing will probably happen. Maybe I should set aside a block of time every month to write in Saioa’s baby journal (which I have yet to buy).

Do you have any ideas for keeping up with a baby journal?

 

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