Ages & Stages

Keeping up with our kiddos during each stage of childhood.

"The days are long but mija, the years are so short." These were the words from a sweet little lady at the grocery store standing behind an exhausted first time mama in line. I was so frazzled & operating...
Check out part one of this series, "Our Life on the Spectrum: How Autism Made Us Better Parents," here.  When our son Roman was two, he was diagnosed with level 2 Autism Spectrum Disorder. We were in complete shock. Of...
How can we possibly thank you for putting up with our kids' antics and um, putting up with us? Here's a an Ode to Volunteer Coaches, a tribute, if you will. But we're sure it doesn't even scratch the...
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a true musical prodigy. Forced to a harsh practice routine by his father, by age six he was creating compositions. He wrote his first opera at 14. But most kids do not, and should not,...
Last school year my son started pre-k. And boy was I super excited that he was going to learn new things everyday. Little did I know, I would be the one learning something new. As a mother, you see your...
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...
I am not the best with dates but July 27th is the day that I decided to quit breastfeeding. Enough was enough. I had every excuse in the book. Enough with the two hours to try and get my...
It can be hard to navigate through all of the different features and options available while shopping for baby clothes. There is a lot that can go wrong between the cutesy outfits that will be worn once and then...
I was happily able to exclusively breastfeed our son for the first few months of his life. After that, I struggled with production and we began supplementing with formula. The immense guilt I felt when we started doing this...
Introducing solids to your baby is an exciting milestone. I mean, who doesn't love food? When it was time to introduce our son to solid foods, we opted for baby-led weaning over spoon feeding. Spoon feeding is exactly what...
Do you find yourself trying to remember that funny thing your kid said just the other day? Are you constantly trying to relate that cute conversation you had with your little one, only to find that you can't remember...
We're continuing our celebration of World Breastfeeding Week 2019 The theme for this year is “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding.” Thanks to Lovelace Health System for sponsoring this World Breastfeeding Week Editorial Series.  When I began breastfeeding my first child, I...
We’re continuing our celebration of World Breastfeeding Week 2019 The theme for this year is “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding.” Thanks to Lovelace Health System for sponsoring this World Breastfeeding Week Editorial Series.  If you are breastpumping due to an unforeseen challenge with your bundle...
Today is the kickoff to World Breastfeeding Week 2019 The theme for this year is "Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding." Breastfeeding is an extremely personal and important choice that each mother must make for herself, but like the old saying goes,...

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The countdown to summer break is on! We know finding camps to keep the kids busy and cared for is on the top of...