The May Family ∙ "Laugh often."

The May Family ∙ "Laugh often."

BirdRock Baby- Stephanie May

The May Family

Columbus, OH

What is your favorite family tradition?

We call it, "Fridays in the 'View," a play on the name of the city we live in. We love to enjoy our walkable community and all it has to offer. Since having our son, we spend many Friday nights taking a stroll around town, grabbing a bite to eat and enjoying each other's company. It's pretty low-key, but it gives us a chance to slow down and reconnect after what are typically busy work-weeks.

Tell us about your favorite family story.

We recently had our first family vacation, which we turned into a road trip. Driving around the country ended up being the most fun part of our entire vacation! We took a lot of breaks, and stopped whenever we thought there was something cool to see. This allowed for a lot of "firsts," for our son - first road trip, first bite of ice cream, first baseball game, first hike, and so on.. sometimes the journey is better than the destination.

What is your family's motto?

Laugh often.

Is there anything else you'd like us to know about your family story?

I write about my experiences as a new mama on my blog- http://www.thegreekbride.com!

Share Your Parenting Wisdom

BirdRock Baby- Stephanie May

What's your number one tip for new parents?

Relax - nothing is permanent. The sleepless nights, the crying; it doesn't last forever, but neither do the all the fun little things too. Savor every minute and just remember you are doing a great job.

What has been the most surprising thing you've learned as a parent?

How patient and laid back I could be. I am typically a very Type A, on-the-go person, but ever since having my son, I've learned to slow down and realize that there is always tomorrow. Nothing will ever be as important to me than my sweet boy, so things that would have bothered me before seem so miniscule now.

Tell us about your funniest parenting story (we all have them!)

More of a funny birth story but - my entire pregnancy my baby was projected to be average in size. Long story short, he was anything but average and I needed to have a C-Section unexpectedly. Once he finally entered the world, the Doctor looked at him and the first words that came out of her mouth was, "Oh my goodness!"

Unsure of what she meant, my husband asked, "Is that a good or bad 'Oh my goodness'"? Needless to say, it was a, "Good, 'Oh my goodness'", but her reaction came from how big our boy was-- a whopping 10.7 lbs! Being that our son was born on January 2, my husband made the joke, "He must be the biggest baby of the year," and the doctor replied, "He's the biggest baby we've seen in the last 6 months...".

You can find the May Family on Instagram at @stephcour.