Ages & Stages

Keeping up with our kiddos during each stage of childhood.

Autism reminds me of a rainbow. No two colors are the exact same shade. It would be difficult to find a person on the planet who doesn't find beauty in a rainbow. No two people who have autism or...
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Dogs and Babies

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Since June is child safety month, I though I would share some tips for dog owners about sharing a home with dogs and children. This first installment pertains to pregnant families preparing for baby and families with infants who...
When my 8-year-old was a toddler, he called Winnie the Pooh, Honey the pooh. For years, he wanted to read the "Honey the Pooh" book. I'll never forget the first time I heard him say Winnie instead. I cried. Every...
Learning to speak "teen." I thought that once my youngest hit a certain age I would be past the point of having to translate the language of children. I mastered baby talk and conquered toddler babble. But then I had...
As our children get older, the challenges of parenting shift from lack of sleep and potty training to friend feuds and struggles in school. There are thousands of online resources filled with tips and tricks for the baby and...
If your child is anything like mine, she ALWAYS wants your smartphone! In our house we are constantly on FaceTime as all of our family lives out of state. So our daughter thinks the phone is awesome. Nevermind the...
Mr. Potato Head and Me Last Christmas, my husband and I did most of our shopping on Amazon. (Prime for the win!) One night while searching for toddler toys, Mr. Potato Head popped up on the computer screen. “Aw! I...
For us the question started when we got engaged. “When are you guys going to have kids?” It came from our friends, our families, co-workers, pretty much everyone. We had planned to start trying pretty soon after we got married. So...
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...
I'm breastfeeding as I write this. Yes, I am breastfeeding my cranky 13 month old for two reasons. She settles down, and I have a moment to collect my thoughts. It's a win-win! March 20, 2016 is the first day I nursed...
Mornings with toddlers can be hectic. It never fails. You think you've got plenty of time to get ready and out the door. And next thing you know your hot tea is all over your scarf and you're 15 minutes...
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...
The Sharing Scenario Child A has a toy. And Child B wants it (of course). Child B asks nicely if he/she can play with it. What do you do? Can we all agree upon a standard approach? You know, so...
My son was born at the University of New Mexico Hospital where they have a Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention & Awareness Program.  As a part of that program, I watched a video titled "When Babies Cry" before I was...

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Spring Break Camps in the Albuquerque Area

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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...