Ages and Stages

Our Rio Grande Valley Moms Blog Contributors write with insight, humor and candor about parenting in all its forms for kids in all ages and stages. 

My first six years of motherhood were spent as a working mom. As a working mom, I had a lot of feelings regarding the role of a stay at home mom. Mostly, they involved me thinking that they have the...
The first time I saw you, I cried. As the nurse brought you to me, she said "Such a sweet moment for you, hon." Most of my tears were of happiness. I smiled at her, hoping she couldn't tell...
I'm taking a tour I never quite expected now that my son is potty trained.  It's not one of those fun tours with a bus and an entertaining person giving interesting facts over a loud speaker.  My tour is...
We love guest posts from our readers! The following is one mom's story of struggling with oversupply and finding a silver lining through breastmilk donation. It's inspiring AND informative, so be sure to share! Special thanks to our guest writer, Brycee Loyola! My...
  Lots of parents wear the badge of having had "ONE under 1". It is a life-changer and a beautiful blessing. Some of us were lucky enough to also then graduate to having "TWO under 2". This was my family. My...
You see that little two year old up there ⇑? Well it's actually his upcoming 3rd birthday and party planning that has led me to cry a few times lately. It's amazing to me how quickly things can spiral out...
Poop or Chocolate?

Is That Poop or Chocolate?

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Welcome, 2017! We live in an electronic age where our lives are mobile and constantly on-the-go. When my 3-year-old needs to use the potty, he likes for us to read to him; Eric Carle, James Dean, and Yuyi Morales...
My boys are playing baseball outside, one in an old soccer uniform and the other in a shirt he’s outgrown. They are five and seven — perfect and perfectly positioned. I can hear and see them through my bedroom...
November is National Prematurity Awareness Month and this is a glimpse of what my days were like for 3 months of my life while my lil' one was in the NICU. 6:00 a.m. Pump 6:30 a.m. Wake up my other children 7:00...
It had been a regular day for us. By regular I mean we had all overslept that morning, rushed to get dressed and out the door by 7:15, worked a ten + hour day and then rushed to pick up...

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