Recently I photographed a favorite family of mine as they prepared for the birth of their second child. Maternity portraits are fun, especially when the whole family can be involved. Just a handful of weeks from now the little lady shown below will be come a big sister. As a sister myself (I have 4!) I understand the responsibility, joy, and challenges that sisterhood brings. I have also been blessed with two lovely daughters of my own (and two sons- can’t forget them), so I feel qualified to offer Miss Londyn some tips on sisterhood that hopefully will help her with this important life altering event.

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Tip 1: Little sisters can never have enough love. So anytime of day you feel like kissing or hugging your little sister, do it! Kisses are especially important when you need to say sorry, or when you have to say goodbye. Never let a day end without showing your little sister how much you care.

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Tip 2: All little sisters love to laugh! It’s okay to put on a show, make a funny joke, or share a funny face. Your efforts will be rewarded with a lifetime of laughs and a very best friend that will always be close.

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Tip 3: Listening will help your little sister feel that you care. Listen carefully to her and help her feel that her thoughts are valuable. This simple little act will help her and you build a lifetime bond.

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Tip 4: Your whole life it’s just been you, Mommy, and Daddy and now there is someone else too. Mommy and Daddy might get busy with your sister while she is very little, but don’t forget that you are always going to be their special Miss Londyn. A new baby doesn’t mean less love, it means learning to grow that love.

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Tip 5: You won’t always get along, but you will always be sisters. Your sister is the best gift your parents will ever give you. Cherish her, love her, and I promise you it will be the best choice you ever made.

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