My child sometimes says please and thank you. If he really wants something, he yells, "Peeeaaaassss." I call that progress. I try to always say please and thank you if we are out to eat or checking out a...
Today was pretty typical. I got up, got Claire changed, dressed, and gave her breakfast; got myself dressed and ready, and headed out. The drive to campus would be 35 minutes, but for our stop at day care, which...
My husband and I must be certifiably nuts! Our two oldest daughters are 20 months apart in age. I knew when they were babies that they would be two years apart in school and be in High School at the...
  My husband and I got home from a date night and as we thanked our sitter for watching our son, she said, "of course, I just realized it might be the last time I get to watch him because...
I recently saw a meme online that read, “Breastfeeding for one year is approximately 1800 hours. A full-time job with 3 weeks of vacation is 1,960 hours. Just a fun fact.”  Since my pump measures the number of hours...
I sat and talked with the babysitter, a good friend of mine, about how Moira's time with her had been. My friend gave me the usual rundown of activities and various reactions Moira had to them and the interactions...
The number of dads who stay home with their children has doubled since 1989. While mothers still make up the majority of stay-at-home-parents, an increasing number of fathers are joining the ranks. However, the public generally places less value...
When I married my husband, I expected, and received a partner. Someone who would run the house as my equal and when it came to it, take care of our children. Sometimes we can't be 50/50 and that's okay,...
My breastfeeding journey started out ahead of the curve.  My husband and I met with an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) one-on-one weeks before giving birth.  We took a prenatal breastfeeding class, practiced feeding holds, learned about latches,...
The 70/30 Rule My husband and I have a few rules that we both greatly agree on. One of them is what we refer to as the 70/30 rule. Most days have a normal predictable routine for our toddlers. My...
I’d like to tell you about my son Blake. He’s a clever little guy who loves trucks, dance parties, and riding his bike. He’s a sensitive soul who deeply wants to connect with others. He cheers his little sister...
Hi, my name is Jill, and I’m a travel ball mom. Honestly, I tried hard not to be. My husband and I had five little girls in six years, and a wise friend coached me early on to be...
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Where have all the children gone....? The babies. The toddlers. The kids under 10. Those kids. My kids. Moms, if your babies are growing up, and aren't little anymore, as in they won't fit in your lap all snug,...

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  It's fall and in Flagstaff, that means chilly temps and gorgeous foliage in hues of crimson, gold, and magenta; and it is the perfect...