Why I am not sad my daughter is “growing up”!

As a mom, your greatest hopes and wishes for your child is that they grow up to be smart, healthy and happy individuals.   I emphasize on “grow up” because I often see posts on Facebook or Instagram with mom’s posting their child’s newborn photos saying how sad they are that they are growing up so fast or wish they would stay small forever…  Well, I recently learned I am NOT that mom!  Not that I am rushing my daughter growing up by any means, but I can not wait for her to be walking, talking and us be able to experience new adventures with her as a family.  I am excited to watch her grow up, learn new things every day, become more independent and watch her personality blossom.

It honestly feels like I just had Abigail yesterday, I cherish those moments her Daddy and I shared as new parents and the bonding I was able to experience with both of them.  And I can completely understand where mom’s are coming from when they say they miss their small babies, we all love snuggling new babies.  But as I was uploading our Disney pictures from yesterday, I couldn’t help but think back and compare Abigail’s first Disney trip to this most recent one.  Her first trip she was only about 9 weeks old, we mainly went for Mommy and Daddy to take pictures of her but it was still a special trip.  Then I look at the pictures from our weekend tip and she is now interacting with Mickey, smiling when she sees Minnie on a float during the parade and waving at people.  She was so much fun to watch and for us, that is what its all about.


Don’t get me wrong, I am in NO way bashing mom’s who just want time to freeze and their little ones be small for forever.  We are all on this motherhood journey together, there is no one perfect way to succeed nor is it a competition.  It is your journey with your child.  But I feel for me personally, if I were to be upset about the fact that she is growing up,  I feel like I would be failing her as her parent.  I want nothing more than to watch her grow, see her learn and show her the world and to do all this she needs to “grow up”.


The Mom behind Klineandtell

For those of you who don’t know me…  My name is Tiffany Kline; I am married to my high school sweet heart and together we have a four legged child named Savannah and a beautiful baby girl, Abigail Remi.  I am a full time mom, employee, wife and part time student currently 2 classes away from completing her Bachelor’s of Business degree from Daytona State College.  When I got out of High school my intentions were to go into Pharmacy School to become a Pharmacist…  Thankfully, I was offered a position at Publix when I was 19 years old being a Technician and that opened my eyes to how much I would hate Pharmacy school and working retail.  My now husband and I moved into our first home together at 20 years old, doing so made me realize how excited I was about Marriage and starting a family.

November 21st, 2014 he proposed to me in the most romantic and magical way(literally).  He got down on one knee in the middle of dinner at Cinderella’s Castle, with the most beautiful background overlooking the back part of the park (full story another day, another blog!).



March 21st, 2016 (noticing a pattern with 21…  I’ll explain that in a future blog as well!)

I finally got to marry my best friend at The Estate on the Halifax in front of all our friends and family.  With our Disney proposal, I (accidently) managed to incorporate way more Disney into our Wedding than I ever imagined. *Disney Belle dress AND veil and Snow White Cottage at venue*


May 11th, 2016

After keeping the hardest secret for 24 hours, I finally got to tell my husband we were PREGNANT with our first child!  Side note: To this day he still said “you lied to me” since I kept it a secret to surprise him lol


January 11th, 2017

After no pain meds and only 2 hours of hard labor, this momma pushed out her beautiful 7lb 6oz baby girl, Abigail Remi Kline at 7:28 PM (I promise I will have her FULL birth story up on the blog soon).


So here we are today, a happy family of four, Savannah included, with two full time working parents, one currently in school (me) and the other starting back next year (Joe).  After a recent assignment requiring me to create a Tumblr account and write a few blogs… I found that I truly enjoy the whole aspect of it.  Taking pictures, sharing stories, recipes, products and writing about my life. I feel like I have so much to tell and I am excited for you guys to follow along with us on this crazy journey of parenthood!


Xoxo, Tiffany Kline