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. 

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...
I'm dead serious. Take me back to the toddler days. Not as a mom of toddlers. I want to actually be a toddler again. My oldest is seven and my youngest is almost two with a four-year-old in between, so...
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...
Being a soccer mom is serious business. Soccer season means long mornings in the sun at games and practices while supporting our kids 100%. On top of it all, kids get hungry! How do we prepare for soccer games?...
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...
Dear Little Valentine, I hope you always know just how much I love you. You were conceived with love, born with love and have taught me a whole new meaning of love. You ARE love, my little sweetheart. Your kind...
My toddler finally has hair long enough for her first pigtails! I picked up some elastics and, with great care (and a little frustration), put her hair in two sweet pigtails. I snapped a quick pic! So cute! Then, uh-oh,...
Anxiety over the perfect nursery set up and when and how contractions will start, Anticipation over finally seeing his face and hearing her cry, This is our life now...and I'm not sad about it. An overflowing diaper bag and a never-ending exhaustion, An...
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...
If you're a parent of a child old enough to talk, then I know that you know what I'm talking about when I speak of the toddler logic train. They think it one second and then they say it the...

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