Ages + Stages

Topics related to all the ages and stages of childhood

If your child suddenly stopped sleeping well, or even if they NEVER did, you probably ran across the four-month, eight-month, ten-month, one year, or even eighteen-month sleep regression in the depths of Googling “why won’t my baby sleep well.”...
It’s Graduation Party time, and if you're active on social media your feed is filled with heartwarming cap and gown photos of beaming grads and parents.  My own children are just a few years away from this milestone. In the...
When August arrives, your soon-to-be middle schooler might feel anxious about what to expect. Helping your child prepare for the transition to middle school doesn't have to be overwhelming. Engage in these intentional conversations this summer to reduce heavy...
If only Shakespeare could write a monologue for a mom homeschooling multiple children. He would probably start with his famous line… "all the world’s a stage." Her children are the players in this fantastic tale! They exit and enter with...
Did you know that May 24th is National Scavenger Hunt Day? I had no idea that was even a thing! But I love any reason to celebrate, so celebrate we must! To honor this fun day, I have some...
If you’ve been a parent for more than 5 seconds, you’ve likely heard that a bedtime routine is important for your child’s sleep! As a pediatric sleep specialist, I agree this couldn’t be more true. Bedtime routines and rituals...
Summer activities in 2021 will feel a little different than they did in 2020. After a successful summer camp season in 2020 at Cooper Fitness Center, our goal is to meet the campers where they are to grow emotionally...
May marks the beginning of Teacher Appreciation Month. Teacher gifts don't have to be expensive. Your thoughtfulness, creativity, and time are resources that can produce something meaningful for the teachers in your life.  Every teacher I know will tell you...
As my 12th school year as a public school teacher is coming to an end, I can honestly say that this year has been the most difficult yet. I love my job, I wholeheartedly do, but the 20-21 school...
Alright, Mamas, summer is quickly approaching! Do you have your summer plans in place yet, or are you just getting started? There is good news this year. If you are looking for a camp with variety and flexibility, check...
Over the last year, homeschooling has taken on new life with the pandemic introducing more families to homeschool life. Homeschooling is increasing in popularity with more co-ops, virtual groups, and resources available to local homeschool families. Whether you are...
I was shocked when I recently listened to this Gretchen Rubin podcast and heard that most families don’t discuss how to pay for their children’s education until the spring of their child's senior year of high school. I can’t...

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