Ages + Stages

Some parenting advice to never forget — if you’re going through a tough stage, remember — it’s just a stage and it will pass! Under the ages + stages category, browse articles that relate to the phase of motherhood you’re in for advice, tips, and solidarity. Ages + stages has articles all moms can relate to.

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Every kid and every parent knows that the rules are different with grandparents. Sure, the main rules are the same: Be nice, don't hit, don't lie or steal, be respectful. But let's face it -- there is much freedom...
We women tend to beat ourselves up for not doing enough even on our most successful day. I don't want my daughter to spend her days in self doubt. I also want to develop a relationship with her that is honest. I want her to be able to come to me with her struggles and her dreams. It's my job and my delight to be able to help her work through the difficulties while also helping her create victories.
The academics, he mastered. He mastered them in a heartbeat. It was the "everything else" he wasn't mastering. The listening to directions, keeping hands to oneself, and keeping emotions in check were far from being mastered. We were on the verge of being kicked out of the employee daycare center. Our whole family seemed to be in a downward spiral, and we looked for something, anything, to stop it.
I know it may sound crazy, but before my little guy was born four months ago, I was so much more terrified of breastfeeding than I was of my water breaking, labor pains, or the seemingly physics-defying feat of delivering a...
Most mothers with commitment, perseverance, and support are able to be successful with breastfeeding, and we want to help you find your tribe that makes you as successful as possible.
Unlike the traditional golden hour, which is usually right after sunrise and right before sunset, opt for your baby's golden hour. This is when your baby is calm and sleepy, usually around an hour after waking up from a nap.
Yes, I have made mistakes -- and I am still making them -- but my recovery time from those mistakes has improved. I am more confident in my parenting decisions and also more laid back on the little stuff. And as for play, I do play -- it just looks different these days. I have been promoted from playmate to director.

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