Ages & Stages

Keeping up with our kiddos during each stage of childhood.

Your big kid needs a booster. Yes, really. You've been diligent about buckling your child in, first in their baby "bucket," then their convertible seat, and finally their booster. Now your little one is not so little anymore--he's over four...
When I was pregnant with our third child, my children, who were about to become the older siblings, were six and four. They were old enough to wonder how things would change when they had a baby brother or...
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...
We FINALLY did it! The most emotionally challenging part of parenting so far. We were successful in weaning our daughter. And it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, which made it even harder for me. I am...
Becoming a mom is one of the most life-changing things you will ever go through and preparing for it can almost feel impossible when you have no idea what you're about to experience. Trust me . . . I've spent...
Is it Fall yet? It's July, and I am already day-dreaming about cooler weather. No amount of pool water or iced drinks can save me from this summer heat. Where are my pumpkin spice-loving, oversized sweater-wearing, boot-loving mamas at?...
Getting out of the house with children is quite the feat. And if you're anything like me, arriving late to events is more stressful than most other circumstances in life. Since having kids, I've grown more relaxed on start times...
I am terrible at sports. In fact, I stink at anything remotely athletic. As a kid, I did not find youth sports enjoyable. The idea of a friendly family game of softball or soccer literally makes my stomach hurt....
It was a warm summer’s day. My kids and I were outside for our daily dose of vitamin D and vitamin N (nature!). My oldest son was playing on the swing set. I was picking weeds. And my youngest son...
Hey, mama. I see you. You're sleep-deprived. Running on empty with a total of five hours of rest last night. You're already three cups of coffee deep this morning. I applaud you for waking up when your alarm went...
Over the course of my life, I have learned that there are some questions that have polarizing responses. Really important things like: Backstreet Boys or NSYNC? Britney or Christina? Were Ross and Rachel on a break? Which Chris is...
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...
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...
Motherhood is all about seasons, but potty training season is my least favorite. I have successfully toilet-trained one child and we're in the thick of it with the second. When friends ask for my potty training advice, I look...

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