Whether you are a seasoned professional or just took your camera out of the box, the very best way to get better and stay better is to shoot and keep shooting. And if practice makes perfect, then digital photography is God's answer to photo perfectionists.So, go on - take some pictures. Now take some more! You're never going to get to the next level without plenty of trial and error.
Stand on a chair looking down, lay on the floor looking up. Play peek-a-boo until your little one squeals. Unless it's a really lucky one, you probably aren't going to get it right on the first shot, so use up that memory card and practice away.
Sometimes it'll take us 50 pictures of the same setting before something in our brain really clicks together with the camera. Maybe it's a certain angle your child suddenly faces that makes the light really interesting. Or maybe you played with your camera's settings until you found something that really worked for you. Or maybe the sun popped out from behind a cloud in the late afternoon and made everything glow.
Every time you face new variables on the same scenario, you learn something. It might be something you can use over and over again (like singing Elmo's world to get your 10-month-old's attention). Or it might be something you know NOT to do again (like letting them touch the lens.) The fact is - the more you shoot, the more you create learning opportunities that turn into fantabulous pictures to fill up that mommy blog!