Ages & Stages

Keeping up with our kiddos during each stage of childhood.

I love Pinterest as much as the next mama. It is filled with yummy recipes you’ll probably never make, great outfits you’ll probably never buy, and cute craft ideas for your children that will ultimately turn into a #pinterestfail....
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...
I sat there with tears rolling down from my eyes . . . again. I had no idea breastfeeding would hurt this bad. What was I doing wrong? I felt like I was failing. I was mere weeks into being a...
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...
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...
Look at this picture. You've seen hundreds like it on social media. Adorable, right? Cute baby playing with her dog, the dog lying down nicely as she approaches . . . Actually, this photo is far from innocent and safe. This...
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...
When I became pregnant with our son David in 2014, we were overjoyed. We had been trying for years and experienced two miscarriages. So as the pregnancy progressed and everything looked good, we were very hopeful that this would...
My baby, the youngest of three turns two this month. Birthdays are always surrounded by a variety of emotions for mommas. Over my 6 years of mommahood, I've celebrated 11 birthdays for my children. I've never been overly emotional...
Have you ever had one of those moments when your quiet mommy time turned into some sort of life lesson?  I sometimes try to convey the importance of mommy having alone time in the bathroom and make it a...
Does texting replace face-to-face conversations? Of course not, but please hear me out. I work full-time outside the home. While I love my job, working is a necessity for my family.  I have a lot of guilt associated with working...
Sleep sacks are the best invention ever. These wearable blankets eliminate the need for blankets in the crib or bed and allow your wee ones to still sleep cozy. There are a multitude of options available including swaddle sacks and...
“Returning to work is something many new parents must contend with after the birth of a child. Choosing the right child-care provider for their infant can be an emotional and daunting task. We understand that and designed a nurturing,...
Lately, our three-year-old has been going up to people and asking, "How old are you?" He particularly likes doing this with grandmotherly older ladies. The first few times he did it I cringed with embarrassment. Then it occurred to...

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2022 Summer Park Hops :: A Series of Summer Play Dates

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School is out, and summer is here. It's the perfect time to get outside and make new friends! We'd love for you to join...