Ages & Stages

Keeping up with our kiddos during each stage of childhood.

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...
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....
I wouldn't be exaggerating if I said that half the people I know were born or had babies in March and April. There must be something in the water my friends and family are drinking in June and July because...
The #1 trigger for Shaken Baby Syndrome is frustration with a baby’s crying. There are more than 1,300 cases of Shaken Baby Syndrome each year in the U.S. If you’ve ever been a primary caregiver for an infant, then you’ve probably...
When my oldest was a baby, I became interested in photography.  Taking pictures is a perfect hobby for me as I always have adorable clients, and I don't have to leave the house or find a babysitter to practice....

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30 Spring Break Activities in the Albuquerque Area

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For those of us in APS or RRPS, Spring Break is upon us. If you're staying in town, we've come up with a list...