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. 

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...

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...
Ok, enough with the judge-y eyes. Yes, you too mom! I said it, and I'm not afraid to admit it. I'm completely fine with my daughter being an only child and you should be too. I have legitimate reasons,...
  It was at one this morning, cradling my coughing two-year-old, that I realized something. These moments are ever so fleeting. It's easy to get caught up in the everyday business and difficulties and lose sight of that. His...
Has technology taken over our lives? It seems I can't turn on the radio without hearing the word "HASHTAG" or "SOCIAL MEDIA" or "FOLLOW ME!" I mean, of course, I do the same. When the baby naps, I pull...
If sleep is for the weak, my sons have collectively decided that I will be stronger than Atlas. The screams of, “my ball!!” echoed in my ears as I covered by head in frustration. It was nap time, and both...
Are you a breastfeeding mom? Do you often shy away from breastfeeding in public? Do you stay home because the fear (or shame) of merely thinking of having to “pop it out” in public becomes way too overwhelming for...
To My Beautiful Threenager, My gorgeous baby girl. I love you so much. You are so strong, beautiful and fierce. You are incredibly smart and funny. You make me laugh all day long and the curls in your hair are...
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Celebrate Breastfeeding

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Yay! August is National Breastfeeding Month! We're celebrating World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) by following the theme of "Breastfeeding: Strength Through Support." Breastfeeding can be beneficial for both mother and child. The rewards of bonding, burning calories (while pumping/breastfeeding), and...
Luis has always had a knack for kicking things. From my womb to a soccer ball, he's made his interest known. Yearning to give him a healthy start in team sports, I recently opted to enroll him in a...

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2022 RGV Summer Camp and VBS Guide

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Summer is almost in full swing, and RGV Moms wants to make sure your kiddos are having a blast — and that they come...