Ditch The Scrapbook, Shadow Box Your Child’s Birth Story

Ditch The Scrapbook, Shadow Box Your Child’s Birth Story

It’s true what almost everyone says … “It’s the little things.” I kept lots of little things from my births with my sons. From flowers to arm bands to the front page of the newspaper from the day that he was born and more.

Ditch The Scrapbook, Shadow Box Your Child's Birth StoryMy twins were born in 2019, and I am still yet to shadow box their stuff (mom fail, but I’ll get to it!). My oldest son was born in 2017, and this is his shadow box that I created a few years ago.

Scrapbooks are fun to make, but the memories get hidden unless you pull out the book to look at.

Here is what I put inside my son’s shadow box:

  1. Baby shower invitation
  2. My broach from my baby shower
  3. Paw Paw’s hospital visitor pass
  4. My son’s stamped feet picture
  5. Front page of the newspaper the day my son was born
  6. Hospital bassinet card
  7. Hospital door tag
  8. Hospital bracelets/anklets from my husband, my son and I
  9. Owl car seat strap cushions (not safe, I know … I didn’t know that at the time though)
  10. Crushed up flowers from all of the floral arrangements that were sent to us (keep the dead flowers! I know it sounds wild, but these can be used for the backdrop of your shadow box)

Remember the little things, because our ‘littles’ will not be little forever!

Born and raised in Houma, having lived in Lafayette and now living in Baton Rouge, I am a mom, full-time employee & entrepreneur. I have three boys named Colston (5) and twins - Rowan and Reeves (3). I graduated in 2013 from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a B.A. in Broadcasting. I worked in radio for 11 years being on the air and holding multiple management titles at 94.5 KSMB & 101.5 WYNK. While working in radio, I also worked in TV news and other jobs. Currently, my family owns an insurance business (Scott Tully Allstate), I work at Louisiana Department of Health as a Communications Specialist, and we invest in real estate. I carry with me from radio a rebranded podcast called 'Mommy on the Geaux'. As a mom who does not stop, I also love fitness, being outdoors, eating out with family/friends & traveling.


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