Ages & Stages

Keeping up with our kiddos during each stage of childhood.

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 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...
My music education begins and ends with 6th grade orchestra. I vividly remember going into the orchestra room on the first day of middle school and sitting down in chairs arranged in a semicircle. I was excited to finally...
"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...
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 it...
I’ll admit that I absolutely fit into the “soccer mom” demographic. I’m a stay-at-home mom, drive an SUV, and always have orange slices or a snack in my purse. However, there is one major difference between me and the...
Being a parent in the age of the internet means you have access to a lot of information. While you can never be 100% prepared for all that goes along with parenting, you have some sort of idea of...
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...
If your child is anything like mine, she ALWAYS wants your smartphone! In our house we are constantly on FaceTime as all of our family lives out of state. So our daughter thinks the phone is awesome. Nevermind the...
When I was pregnant with our third child, my children, who were about to become the older siblings, were 6 and 4. They were old enough to wonder how things would change when they had a baby brother or...
“Just wait until the terrible twos.” We’ve all heard it. The two-worded phrase has been ingrained in our brains since before our sweet babies were even a glimmer in our eyes. When my son was 18 months old, I...
I am officially a member of the two under two club! My son is two months old, and my daughter is almost 18 months. Juggling the needs of a baby and a toddler is hard work, but I'm doing...
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...
One of the most bittersweet aspects of motherhood is when your sweet little babies start to become independent toddlers and preschoolers. Everything becomes "I can do it" or "by myself," which is a nice load off your shoulders, but...

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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...