Ages & Stages

Keeping up with our kiddos during each stage of childhood.

Have you ever been stuck in a "mom rut" that you just can't seem to shake? Our summer break started off on the wrong foot with nasty coughs, cancelled plans, two cranky kids, and one tired mama. Add in some...
Forty-two. Thirty-eight. Ninety-nine. Set. Hiiiike! My kids eat, sleep, breathe, and dream sports. I've heard them calling plays in their sleep. Around the house, it's constant chatter about who got traded to where and the most up-to-date league records. We're...
My husband and I joke that I should never go out to dinner with the family. When I go, the kids behave terribly. My husband frequently takes our three sons (ages 6, 4, and 1.5) out to a sit-down restaurant by...
When I was pregnant, I was sure I was going to breastfeed. But when my son arrived, he didn't latch. I was determined to give him breast milk. So I started pumping early on. He is now almost three...
When my husband and I decided it was time to take the plunge into parenthood, we were focused solely on the excitement of our future offspring. How thrilling to have this adorable, miniature version of ourselves to nurture, love,...
We all know that toddlers have lots of big feelings and emotions. Understandably my husband and I were a little nervous about moving our two-year-old out of the only home she's ever known and into a new one. We...
I grew up in football country . . . American football. I was a football cheerleader and went to a huge football university. (Go Gators!) My hometown literally shut down on Friday nights because everyone--no really, everyone--was at the...
My son David is almost four. He is talking more and more, growing like a weed, and absorbing so much. It is becoming more and more apparent that he is an extrovert. He thrives on being around people. He...
In the United States, 380,000 babies are born prematurely each year (before 37 weeks); that's one in 10 births. The needs of NICU parents and the parents of preemies are different in some ways to the needs of parents of...
My favorite holiday just passed (May the Fourth), so I started looking around to find my next favorite holiday. Did you even know there was a holiday dedicated to cleaning up your room? According to several places on the...
“Just wait until the terrible twos.” We’ve all heard it. The two-worded phrase has been ingrained in our brains since before our sweet babies were even a glimmer in our eyes. When my son was 18 months old, I...
How can we possibly thank you for putting up with our kids' antics and um, putting up with us? Here's a an Ode to Volunteer Coaches, a tribute, if you will. But we're sure it doesn't even scratch the...
One of the most bittersweet aspects of motherhood is when your sweet little babies start to become independent toddlers and preschoolers. Everything becomes "I can do it" or "by myself," which is a nice load off your shoulders, but...
New Mom Reality Each day I look forward to the possibility of a power walk in my neighborhood. That may not seem like a lofty goal for a fitness instructor, but at seven weeks post-partum, it’s good enough for...

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We know finding the perfect place where your child will be safe and happy over spring break can be a challenge. Well, look no...