Ages + Stages

Topics related to all the ages and stages of childhood

Is it really possible to prevent meltdowns? Well, I admit it’s a stretch. All children will throw tantrums or become so fussy there’s nothing to do but melt down. But can you avoid some of them using music? Absolutely. First,...
I know it’s the holidays and a lot of the focus is on eating in…but I find that this is also a season where we do a lot of eating out!  If family is in town, we’re out shopping,...

The Snot Sucker

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A few weeks ago as part of the Contributor Confessions, I said my must have baby item was the NoseFrida. Yes, that’s correct. A SNOT SUCKER is at the top of my list! I received this as a gift, and...
I remember when I was pregnant, I saw a lot of articles in baby magazines about how to tactfully stop friends and family from touching your new baby, spreading all kinds of crazy germs. There were even lists of...
Hey moms!  We are starting our first installment of Contibutor Confessions and I'm so excited to be hosting this time!  What a great post to write!  I learned a lot about my fellow contributors and a few things I...
Now that our little girl - our second child - is 7 months old, I think it's time for me to admit it: I am the parent of not one, but two high needs children. It wasn't until just...
Here I am in the midst of planning my daughter's FIRST birthday party and I'm faced with a dilemma I'm sure many of you have faced.... should I throw a big a party or a small party? invite everyone...

You can do it, Mama…

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When I was pregnant with my first child, I read countless baby books on schedules, sleeping, pros and cons of different parenting styles, etc. I soaked up all the "knowledge" I could because I was a first timer and...
I remember growing up and meeting the very rare “homeschooler”, and never really thinking that there might be a method to that madness. I just didn’t know people that did it. Kinda sounds like a bad word, like “repeat-offender” or something. How did...

Nursery Tour: Big Red

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We have the privilege of featuring another awesome nursery that belongs to Tripp! I love that pop of bright red! If you think your nursery or kids' room is a must-see (and you live in the Dallas area), then...
Having two babies in the last 2 years might not have made me an expert mom, but it has given me a new appreciation for multitasking. And there is nothing I love more than baby items that multitask, saving...

Preschool- @ home!

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I love the month of August, and not just because it's my birthday month! I get excited about something else that happens in August. I can't wait for the time of year when I can walk through the school supplies aisles at Target! Fresh...

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I don’t know about anyone else, but as I stayed home more and more over the past 20+ months—cooked more, gardened more, thought more...