Ages & Stages

Keeping up with our kiddos during each stage of childhood.

Time outs stopped working for us. Phases. Nothing pleasant comes to mind when I think of that word. Of course, I’m sure there are some lovely ones. I can almost remember them…I think. But mostly, when I say, “He’s going...
If there is one thing I have learned about myself as a mom, it’s that I don't like messy play. Honestly, the thought of letting my kid play in mud makes me want to cry. I prefer a mess-free,...
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...
He was getting away! That little cutie pie was off and running and getting away! I called lamely, “Stop running,” as his mom chased him into the street, trying to catch up to him. Seriously, this happened at a soccer...
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...
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...
“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...
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...
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...

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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...