Ages & Stages

Keeping up with our kiddos during each stage of childhood.

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...
Toddler parenting is a constant challenge. Whether it's getting them to eat, getting them dressed, or keeping them entertained for more than five minutes, it never seems to end! Over the past six months, I have tried countless activities with...
I recently graduated with master's degree in Clinical Mental Health. During my practicum and internships, I had the privilege of working with teen clients. For several years prior, I was a volunteer mentor for at-risk teens and worked as...
Warning, not for the fainting or squeamish types . . . Nasty pictures of black widows included below . . . Proceed at your own risk, and don’t say I didn’t warn you! It’s that time of year again. And,...
Autism reminds me of a rainbow. No two colors are the exact same shade. It would be difficult to find a person on the planet who doesn't find beauty in a rainbow. No two people who have autism or...
When my daughter was six weeks old, I returned to my full-time job with my breast pump bag on my shoulder and lots of postpartum emotions. Not only was I the newest on my team, I was now a...
As the parent of a preschooler, I constantly wonder if I'm doing the right thing. Especially when it comes to her social-emotional growth. I want her to be able to handle her emotions and interact well with others. Psychologist Erik...
The teenage years are the worst. No, seriously, they are pretty bad. Maybe not as bad as stepping on a Lego, but darn close. Of course, I can't speak for all teenagers, but let me share how I came...
As our children get older, the challenges of parenting shift from lack of sleep and potty training to friend feuds and struggles in school. There are thousands of online resources filled with tips and tricks for the baby and...
We expect so much from our children. Yes, it's our job to teach them and shape them into adults who function in society. But how often do we expect things of our children that we don't do ourselves? It...
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...
Have you ever stopped and judged a mom when her kid is having a meltdown outside of the library right before story time? I have a confession. I have. I have another confession. I am that mom with a daughter...
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...
A while back, my son (about five months old at the time) and I met a lovely woman on an elevator. He smiled brightly at her, and she struck up a conversation about babies and motherhood. She was really...

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