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I'm Morgan (the blonde on the left...)
I'm a wife, "boy mom," artist, and middle school teacher. I'm independent, crafty, adventurous, and completely content watching Full House or Friends reruns while I work on my latest projects. My life is full of joy thanks to my incredible husband, hilarious baby boy, loving family, and supportive friends. These are my adventures.


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15 Hilariously True Misconceptions about Baby’s First Christmas

It’s going to be Max’s first Christmas this year! I’ve been ridiculously excited about this for way too long…however as we have finally entered the season, and I’ve already had to take a few days off of work to take care of my sick little boy, my thoughts are changing and I’m realizing that maybe I was a bit naive….

Misconception: I get two weeks off with my baby! I’m SO ready to relax and enjoy myself!

Reality: Wait…when did staying home become harder work than actually going to work-work?


Misconception: Soooo many snuggles!

Reality: Soooo much snot and sickness!


Misconception: Max will LOVE this gift I picked out for him.

Reality: Max will LOVE the paper and box more than he could ever love the gift I picked out for him.


Misconception: Let’s keep it simple this year…

Reality: First grandchild on both sides…Yeah we’re going to need a bigger house.


Misconception: Yay! It’s finally time to put up the Christmas tree!

Reality: Don’t let Max anywhere near that festive death trap!


Misconception: Those twinkly lights on the tree really get me in the Christmas spirit.

Reality: Let’s just keep the tree unplugged this year. Maybe if the lights aren’t on, Max won’t try to pull it over on himself.


Misconception: Matching family Christmas jammies would be such a great idea!

Reality: Jammies will be worn one time….They will then be pooped on, spit up on, and peed on before finally ending up at the bottom of the laundry pile where they will remain ’til next Christmas. Okay….maybe we won’t do matching Christmas jammies.


Misconception: If I hang the glittery ornaments up high enough, Max won’t be able to get them.

Reality: Max has glitter poop.


Misconception: We’re not going to let Max’s bedtime interfere with any of our holiday plans. He can sleep wherever we go.

Reality: Sike. Max will not sleep anywhere we go. He will scream bloody murder until he gets home in his crib…every night is officially a watching-Netflix-from-home kind of night.


Misconception: I’ll have time to bake Christmas cookies for my co-workers and new neighbors.

Reality: I MIGHT have time to eat half a Poptart if I time it just right.


Misconception: It will be so cute when Max will finally be able to crawl at Grandma’s this Christmas!



Misconception: Christmas kisses on Max’s cheeks are so sweet

Reality: You basically just kissed 12 people who also recently kissed those cheeks. Helloooo influenza!!!


Misconception: Let’s let Max try all of the foods at Christmas dinner!

Reality: *Google Searches: Baby constipation remedies*


Misconception: Christmas shopping can’t be that much harder with a baby tagging along.



Misconception: Christmas is so much sweeter with a new baby.

Reality: Christmas is so much sweeter with a new baby.


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  • Juli V

    November 30, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    love it-but it won’t be as bad as all those realities! katherine was 7 months old for her 1st christmas-she stood alone for the first time at her NJ grandparents on her 7th month birthday…. Kelsey was only 2 months old so not a problem her 1st Christmas! Kim was 8 months for her 1st christmas but had 2 older sisters to keep her out of stuff. Rich puts trains under our tree and they all learned NOT to go near the tree & then got to be entertained by daddy once he got home. I think we were pretty firm on the “No!” thing. I hear your pain re grandparents though! Try to enjoy that you two don’t need to buy him ANYTHING but wrap up some empty boxes and let the relatives & friends spoil him instead!

  • Morgan E Joyner

    November 30, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Hahaha it’s so crazy to think how quickly this Christmas will just become a memory. I’m so glad to get to experience all the crazy times loving this baby while he’s still a baby! A train sounds like a great addition for next year!

  • Michelle Estep

    December 2, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Very funny, and much of it is very true. Especially love, “Max has glitter poop.” Enjoying the moments has they happen, and go with the flow. Merry Christmas!

  • Rachel

    December 4, 2017 at 4:54 am

    Glitter poop…I’m dying hahaha. These are soooo true! My son will be 19 mo old this Christmas and most of these things aren’t true for him this year so there is hope, mamas!


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