December 19, 2016

Motherhood: A Wonderful Idea

Every Tuesday, I get together with a couple of girlfriends, all of us newish moms to boys. We’ll bring our little ones and meet at a coffee shop, a restaurant or at one of our homes. I’ve talked about the importance of meeting other moms and whenever we get together, I walk away with a bit more motherhood knowledge.

At one of our weekly gatherings, one of the moms was telling us that she created an email account for her son before he was born. On a nightly basis, she would write a short email and attach a photo, an idea she got from a gmail commercial. The emails would include photos throughout her pregnancy, photos from birth, photos for every milestone or just photos from a regular day. I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard this! It sounded like such a special idea both for the mother and for the child, who would possibly be reading one day. I immediately came home and created an email account for Nate. Today I ended up sending one of my favorite videos from last week!

Both of Nate’s outfits are from the GAP | PJs from Lord & Taylor



  • Dana Mannarino

    He is SO beautiful! So cute!

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  • Cynthia toro

    My mom wrote me letters while she was pregnant with me and throughout my childhood. As I got older it was one of the ways we communicated since we butted heads while having actual conversations in my wild teenage years. I still have the letters to this day and treasure them all!

    I have been writing my little boy letters since I found out I was pregnant – now 20 weeks, but having them on email sounds so much better than saving them in my phone. Signing him up for this now! I hope he treasures them the way I do mine 🙂


  • sasa

    Too cute:P

    Shall We Sasa

  • Jalisa

    Omg, Helena, the video of Nate is too cute! I started cracking up when he didn’t laugh at the part with the cat, lol! The e-mail account sounds like such a great idea, too! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far!



  • Liz - Shopping My Closet

    I love that first photo of him!

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  • brett

    Such a nice idea! I’m going to share it with my sister who has a little boy!

  • Nicole Sioui

    A child’s laughter is the most beautiful thing in the world!!! You’ll look back at that video years from now and it will still bring you great joy.♥

    • Nicole Sioui

      And, when you’re having a bad day, this will never fail to cheer you right up!

  • Kristine

    He is such a cute little guy!

  • Ashley W.

    That first pic is so cute! He looks like a little doll.

  • Mireia

    So cute!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Ewa Macherowska

    So cute!

  • Grace

    What a GREAT idea. Love that he can connect with you on a deeper level when he’s grown and that you have a way to remember some key moments in his childhood. Enjoy this time. He’s so precious!

  • Benedetta

    Aww such a cutie!!!!!
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  • Yolonda J Washington

    so adorable. I’m sure he (nate) will appreciate it.

  • consulenza immagine Milano

    Wow! He’s so wondefull and nice! ^_^ Perfect family pictures!

  • dikla

    he is ADORABLE!

  • chantal

    Best idea ever, I just created an email for my 2 1/2 year old. Thank you!

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