Ages & Stages

Keeping up with our kiddos during each stage of childhood.

My baby, the youngest of three turns two this month. Birthdays are always surrounded by a variety of emotions for mommas. Over my 6 years of mommahood, I've celebrated 11 birthdays for my children. I've never been overly emotional...
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...
Have you ever had one of those moments when your quiet mommy time turned into some sort of life lesson?  I sometimes try to convey the importance of mommy having alone time in the bathroom and make it a...
I am officially a member of the two under two club! My son is two months old, and my daughter is almost 18 months. Juggling the needs of a baby and a toddler is hard work, but I'm doing...
It’s twelve-thirty in the afternoon, and I am finally drinking my morning cup of coffee. It’s cold. There is a load of laundry waiting to be switched, a sink full of dishes waiting to be washed, and my two-year-old...
I recently read this article and found it very encouraging, because the author’s experience potty training her son(s) is very similar to my own.  To all the moms who are in the midst of this particular battle, keep going....

The Perfect Mom Myth

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Do you ever feel like being a perfect mom is a moving target? "Don't do this, make sure you do that, but don't do it too much." If you are hoping that reading parenting columns will clear up any questions...
Traveling internationally with small kids is a big undertaking. However, here are my top 5 tips to tackling it. Patience Patience More patience Advil As much of the house as you can fit in your luggage Two years ago, my husband...
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...
Chocolate Chip Cookies One weekend in college, a friend of mine returned after spending a few days at home. He brought with him some of the most delicious cookies that his mom had baked.  He shared some with me, and I immediately...
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...
I remember deciding on a theme for my baby shower. It was "Oh the Places You'll Go!" Dr. Suess themed because I have always loved Dr. Seuss books. And I love reading. It was a goal of mine to...
This past weekend we had a family water gun fight in the front yard. My two-and-a-half-year-old son, David, is currently obsessed with water guns, trucks, and bulldozers, so he was thrilled. It can be tricky to keep an active toddler...
This post is a follow-up to my previous post about dogs and babies for child safety month. Here we will focus on babies-on-the-go and older children. As anyone with a newly mobile baby or an older child knows, kids are quick...

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March Family-Friendly Events in Albuquerque

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Welcome moms! Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes the promise of warmer days and fresh beginnings. March is the time...