Beach Baby (RDJ #13)

8 month old Katherine with me on Narragansett Beach.
I couldn’t resist taking a different route today, as I perused my journal. 
I am doing a double duty share today!
I came across the entry (brief and light!) about my daughter’s first  full fledged beach outing.
As someone who used to grab her beach towel, journal (of course) and one measly beach bag- I was shocked by how much work it was as a new, first time mom to have a simple day at the beach!

I had also scrap-booked this in her baby album so I figured I would 
share that as well! Kind of gives an “In front” and “Behind the scenes” perspective! 

Thankfully, I had Kat’s “Fairy Godmother” and super experienced, PRO-Mom, 
Sandy (pictured on right side of lay out) to help and teach me the ropes
of beach going with baby! 

You know writing when she was young sometimes meant brief entries.
I actually have a few where I fell asleep writing.
The pen just sort of trails off.

The joys of motherhood!

I have another share from this same journal that is a bit deeper, 
I will share it next link-up or the week after!
But I thought a light, fun, Summer entry might be a refreshing change of pace.

A quote I recorded and saved a few pages away.

Happy Journal-ling!

Published by enthusiasticallydawn

Dawn Paoletta is the author of Journaling for Discovery and Delight. Her writing is included in several anthologies and her poems have been included in the Wickford Poetry and Art Exhibit and Books. Dawn is currently working on her next book. Inquiries at

5 thoughts on “Beach Baby (RDJ #13)

  1. So true–the whole thing: the sweetness of all those “new things” they experience, and the difficulties of getting them there. My journals from my kids' early years also have spaced-out sparced entries. I often found myself in the shower praying for grace toward my children and pleading His mercy for my inadequacies. Thanks for the sweet memories. Have I told you lately how I love doing this? Reading others' journals, reading my own.


  2. So so cute! What a good mommy you were and are! The stuff we had to carry was crazy huh? I love this lighter entry, seems we are on the same wavelength.I am so hungry for some beach time! Your page is my stay-cation! Ha!


  3. I love that I can hear the waves lapping in the background as I read this entry about your baby's first beach outing! Makes me feel like I am there with you. Yes, I remember those days as well…going ANYWHERE with baby (ies) was a chore and a treat! They used to call me “pack-horse pammy” with all the stuff I'd tote on one shoulder, with the baby on the other hip, and then later, with two young children and a toddler…precious memories. Now I just carry them on my heart. Sometimes I'd rather go back and carry them on my hip again…


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