Ages & Stages

Keeping up with our kiddos during each stage of childhood.

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...
As young kids grow they are naturally curious and creative. It's a great time to get them thinking about the world around them. There are many exploration and science activities that help toddlers, preschoolers, and beyond learn to explain their...
My father grew up in the heart of Yonkers, New York. He was a hopeless athlete, a brilliant communicator, a social butterfly, and an often distracted student. Even back in the 50s, he had qualities of what we would...
I am always looking for ways to entertain my baby a.k.a. baby hacks. Baby hacks need to be quick, simple, and easily repeated. Here are some of my favorite baby hacks that keep my one-year-old entertained every day. 1. Box of Tissues I discovered...
Breastfeeding is hard. There are so many things that can make it harder. I wanted to give up. It was extremely painful- more painful than I'd expected. Everyone kept telling me to keep going because it was so worth...
Oh, that precious newborn time with those sweet baby cuddles and the impossible-to-replicate perfect smelling head. But we know those newborn days aren't all bliss. We also can't forget those sleepless nights and poo explosions. And don't forget all the...
Mornings with toddlers can be hectic. It never fails. You think you've got plenty of time to get ready and out the door. And next thing you know your hot tea is all over your scarf and you're 15 minutes...
My screaming child was definitely attracting the attention of many individuals. His kicking legs and flailing arm were drawing stares from concerned shoppers in the parking lot of a Walgreens somewhere between here and Denver. We had spent a week...
I have been a social worker for almost nine years now. I have worked many jobs and have experienced some amazing things during my short career. It has been an honor to look back on my life. I see...
Like many of us, you've probably spent more time watching TV in the last few months than you typically do. When you're tired of Disney and tiger "sanctuaries," here are a few lesser-known documentaries worth checking out. These are...
When my 8-year-old was a toddler, he called Winnie the Pooh, Honey the pooh. For years, he wanted to read the "Honey the Pooh" book. I'll never forget the first time I heard him say Winnie instead. I cried. Every...
Body safety for children encompasses many things, but let’s discuss how we can effectively have conversations with our children about “safe” and “unsafe” touch/behavior. As I sit here and begin to write this article about body safety, I am filled...
My son loves the computer game Minecraft. A lot. He is only 5 years old, but Minecraft is simple enough that he can enjoy it, and complex enough that it encourages his creativity. When he's not playing it, he's usually...
This Is Not What We Prepared For I've been waiting for the tears for 17 years. Nate started preschool before he was three years old. I was proud he potty trained early and was eager to "go to school." He...

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Bloom Virtual Event | June 27th, 2021 Bloom, a celebration of motherhood, is back, hosted by the ABQ Mom for the 5th time! This year's...