Ages and Stages



Welcome To Your First Kindergarten Rodeo

Let’s face it. The transition from pre-K to public school kindergarten can be frightening, overwhelming, and scary. And the kids may have some jitters, too. Getting your child from the familiar and quiet routines of pre-K–whether they stayed home, went to a private pre-K, or attended mom’s day out a…





Flying With Small Children

Hint: definitely put on your own oxygen mask before helping others. My first flight with a small child that belonged to me and was my responsibility was when my oldest (now almost 9) was 18 months. Somehow I had been talked into flying from San Antonio, Texas to San Diego,…


An Open Letter to Anthony Davis

Dear Anthony Davis: I like many people woke up on Monday morning to hear the news that your agent made a statement that you would not sign your contract in the summer to return to the New Orleans Pelicans. He stated that you wanted to be on a team that…



I’m Not Mourning My Miscarriage

I have seen many women mourn for the babies they had too soon. I have rejoiced with them when they finally gave birth to their rainbow babies. I have been a witness to their pain, but I cannot say that I completely understand. I too, have had miscarriages, but my…