Ages & Stages

Keeping up with our kiddos during each stage of childhood.

We recognize that there is discussion within the autism community regarding person-first versus identify-first language. It's important to note that there is no consensus on this topic. Some people in the autism community prefer identity-first language while others prefer...
It finally happened. Following a day of love and light for mothers. After reading post after post of public proclamations about the importance of mothers and what they mean to our lives and our communities. Today all of that...
Yassss! The end of the school year is upon us! I'm sharing a super cute, printable Stay-in-Touch Cards for Kids, sure to make their summer sparkle a little brighter. Gone are the late nights of homework, evening sports practices,...
Summer is just around the corner, and it is a great time to enter the working world. It can be very daunting for those new to employment. Here are some tips to help your teen snag a summer job...
Entertaining teens and tweens can be quite the undertaking. But there's so much to do in the Albuquerque area. You're sure to find the perfect thing to do with any teen or tween you know. And if you're lucky,...
When this blog post was written, person-first language was the generally preferred convention for speaking about autism. We realize that terminology changes over time and there is current discussion and advocacy for the use of identity-first language. At ABQ...
When this blog post was written, person-first language was the generally preferred convention for speaking about autism. We realize that terminology changes over time and there is current discussion and advocacy for the use of identity-first language. At ABQ...
Yes, you read that right. This is the story of my son’s third eye. Let me rewind. A few days ago, my son came down with a fever. I was like, “Oh no! Is this COVID?” So I took him...
My husband and I joke that I should never go out to dinner with the family. When I go, the kids behave terribly. My husband frequently takes our three sons (ages 6, 4, and 1.5) out to a sit-down restaurant by...
Forty-two. Thirty-eight. Ninety-nine. Set. Hiiiike! My kids eat, sleep, breathe, and dream sports. I've heard them calling plays in their sleep. Around the house, it's constant chatter about who got traded to where and the most up-to-date league records. We're...
"Mom, I seriously don't know how to do any of the problems on this test." The day Levi said this, I began asking, "Does my child have a learning disability?" It was late in the fall of 2021, and we'd...
Look at this picture. You've seen hundreds like it on social media. Adorable, right? Cute baby playing with her dog, the dog lying down nicely as she approaches . . . Actually, this photo is far from innocent and safe. This...
When my husband and I decided it was time to take the plunge into parenthood, we were focused solely on the excitement of our future offspring. How thrilling to have this adorable, miniature version of ourselves to nurture, love,...
I hate being pregnant. I get hospitalization/four types of medication/nausea-level sick. I’m exhausted, hormonal, and sore. Pregnancy just isn’t my cup of tea. But this time, when it was over, I was crushed. The idea of the "baby blues"...

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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...