Ages & Stages

Keeping up with our kiddos during each stage of childhood.

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...
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...
Sometimes I have this delusion that my life ought to run like a well-oiled machine. Each family member knows what their responsibilities are and executes them perfectly. All the pieces of the family machine fall together without a hitch....
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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...
I think that motherhood should be a little more like being a member of Brownies or the Boy Scouts. Admittedly, I was never a member of either, but I think I get the gist of it: you do things like walking...
Hello loves! My name is Jalyssa (juh-lee-suh) & I am an Albuquerque transplant. My husband serves in the U.S. Air Force & we have been stationed here for 4 years. I grew up in Southern California, lived in Germany,...
Albuquerque  My love of Albuquerque came slowly.  A country girl, I grew up in the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico.  I moved to Albuquerque in 2006 to pursue a B.A. in creative writing at the University of New Mexico....

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A Guide for the East Mountain Newbie

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I grew up in Albuquerque and never knew what treasures lie in our city's East Mountains. My husband grew up in Tijeras and introduced...