Ages & Stages

Keeping up with our kiddos during each stage of childhood.

I don't know about your toddler, but mine definitely needs to get moving each day! Guidelines for toddlers suggest they should be active throughout the day. Some recommendations I found suggest they get at least 30 minutes of adult-led activity...
Toddlers are some of the most passionate beings you will ever meet. They have HUGE toddler emotions and opinions. They’re not afraid to share them with you either. I love that my daughter has her own opinions and that she’s...
Toddlers are notorious for tantrums and meltdowns. They are skillful ninjas that have mastered the dodge-and-run tactic. They are professionals at saying, "NO." They are choosey with whom they share their love and affection. Loving a toddler is not all...
We were driving north on I-25 on this particular day, headed to some appointment or another after a full day of work/school. I had given the kids snacks: a drink and a bag of something crunchy. Everyone was happy until...
"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...

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As soon as those first little baby teeth start to sprout, parents start to have questions about their kiddo’s teeth! How soon do we...