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. 

As a foster mom for nearly eight years, going on a diaper run is usually my first (and a truly essential) outing after receiving a new little one in our home. During our time as a foster family, we've welcomed...
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...
I've always wanted my little one to participate in activities. Until recently, child yoga wasn't even on my mom radar. We enrolled sweet Luis in soccer, which sadly didn't work out because well, as it turns out, he prefers...
That time has come where every year we all don on our rubber gloves, grab a bag and start cleaning house. We want to lighten our loads as summer approaches and some of us are still trying desperately to...

Grateful for Tantrums

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They say to be grateful on Thanksgiving Day, specifically, but sometimes the real day is the hardest one, what with all the cooking and the families and the expectations and the dishes. I think the surrounding days in November...
In all my years of parenting, this is the best piece of advice I've ever gotten: Keep nap time even after the kids stop napping. Best. Advice. Ever. Seriously My older sister suggested it. Her five kids watched a movie every...
At the far end of our little island, the South Padre Island Convention Centre hosted the Dance Educators of America competitive dance conference earlier this month. SPI was the first stop on a 17-city regional DEA tour. Here, hundreds...
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...
Do you have a baby on the boob? Then you should know that August 1 -7 is National Breastfeeding Week! Check out some of the local events taking place over the next few days, and then bookmark this post for the list...
We've all become accustomed to distance learning in the last few weeks. But I have a proposal. What if we try a little (or a lot) of proximity learning? We may all be RGV moms, but we have kids of...

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RGV Guide to Family Fun – August 2022

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Let's hold on to summer for as long as we can! Our August 2022 Guide is full of great ideas for one last round...