Ages & Stages

Keeping up with our kiddos during each stage of childhood.

Most days from my pre-mom working days blur together, but there's one conversation I remember well. It was with a coworker talking about how lonely her maternity leave was and how isolating new motherhood could be. She was happy...
New Mom Reality Each day I look forward to the possibility of a power walk in my neighborhood. That may not seem like a lofty goal for a fitness instructor, but at seven weeks post-partum, it’s good enough for...
I don’t know about you but when I witness sibling jealousy, it makes me incredibly sad. And I’m not talking about the “normal” sibling rivalry, I’m talking about the all-out tantrum in Target because one child is getting the...
Summer is just around the corner, things are re-opening, 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...
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,...
I'm breastfeeding as I write this. Yes, I am breastfeeding my cranky 13-month-old for two reasons. She settles down and I have a moment to collect my thoughts. It's a win-win! March 20, 2016 is the first day I nursed my baby. She was...
We talk a lot about the comparison in motherhood. We’re constantly told not to compare ourselves to other moms. But what about comparing our kids to other kids? No two children develop at the same rate, but we still...
Four months ago I became a mother for the third time. And as I began to experience firsts all over again, I realized something: I'm not the same mom I was. Of course, every child is different, but it's more than that....
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...
Out to Dinner 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...
My niece made homemade gifts for everyone for the holidays. They were sweet, adorable, and she had clearly thought about each one of us during their selection. They brought both a grin to my face and tears to my...
I get it now. Now that I'm a mom, I get it. I used to wonder why moms did or didn't do things the way they did, or didn't.  Like the mom who showed up at the grocery store with her hair...
The day we brought our six pound, nine ounce sweet baby boy home, I knew our family was complete. We found our missing piece! From the top of his fuzzy, best-smell-in-the-world head, to the tip of his pruny little...

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