Babies, babies everywhere.

The babies are coming...and some are already here!

The wonderful staff at Little Rock Family Magazine have outdone themselves and have dedicated their entire November issue to babies. And I mean lots and lots of babies.

The cover story and photo features two moms that most of Central Arkansas will easily recognize. We joined KARK evening anchor Ashley Ketz Nolan and morning anchor Mallory Hardin Brooks and their little ones, Aven and Grace Anne, for their cover photo shoot at the KARK studios.

Here is an excerpt from the on-line article that you can find by going here.

LRF: How do you make it all work?

"Ashley: Aven has taught me to slow down and live more in the moment. I like routine and with a baby no two days are alike. I’ve also become quite the muti-tasker which isn’t always good. Recently I was cooking Aaron’s dinner, while eating myself and talking to Aven at the same time. I ended up with a chipped front tooth!

Aaron and I work completely opposite schedules. I work nights and he works mornings, so one of us is always with Aven. We make dinner a priority. It may not be a home cooked meal every night, but I usually try to make dinner two to three times a week (doing most of the prep work in the mornings) and we eat leftovers a lot. Our families are close and willing to help us out with childcare when we’re in a bind."


Ashley Ketz Nolan (left) and Mallory Hardin Brooks

Ashley Ketz Nolan (left) and Mallory Hardin Brooks


Now, on to the babypalloza. Yep, that's what we called it, Babypalooza.

There's something lurking in the water at Arkansas Business Publishing Group because there are babies and moms-to-be everywhere. The rest of the November baby issue featured way-adorable photos of the ABPG babies and the moms.

I took over their large conference room for two days to accommodate the staffers varied schedules and when the babies are at their happiest. Surprisingly, there were few meltdowns. There were only a few times when the babies cried and the moms kept their cool.

But that's the joy of having babies....right??? And if you visit ABPG, don't drink the water ;)