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Baby Milestones

Words Can Hurt; Words Can Heal

Becky Holland | Posted 08.24.2015 | Parents
Becky Holland

It is late at night that the words sneakily return and disable reasoned thinking. The ceiling becoming a notice board for my thoughts, all pushing for my attention. "Could I have done more?"

Why Baby Milestones Are Overrated

Jennifer S. White | Posted 08.20.2015 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

I have many lessons that I'm still working through on my own life's journey, but one that I've uncovered and will hopefully share with these two, tiny ladies is this: there is no rush through it.

Cherishing My Child's Hard-Won Milestones

Elise Jackson | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Elise Jackson

For me, it was Elijah's first words. Most babies begin talking on schedule as expected, some a little sooner, others a little later. Elijah's first words came late, and after much time and hard work on his part. My husband and I will never forget them.

Why My Children's Baby Books Are Incomplete

Kathleen Siddell | Posted 04.28.2015 | Parents
Kathleen Siddell

I'm not a bad mom. Really, I have been paying attention. To everything. I was there for all the, "did he just say 'Mama'?" moments. But their lives seem to be marked by larger swaths of time than those that would fit in a blank space in a book.

The Milestones You Remember (and Some You'd Like to Forget)

Christine Organ | Posted 03.14.2015 | Parents
Christine Organ

When my first son was born, I became obsessed with milestones. First smile, first laugh, first tooth. But you know what? Looking back, the traditional milestones aren't the things that I remember.

One; Take Two

Stacey Gish Wallenstein | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Stacey Gish Wallenstein

This milestone is bittersweet. I am not ready for you to leave babyhood. But I am so excited to see where the next day takes us.

5 Signs You've Become a Parent

Mike Julianelle | Posted 09.26.2013 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

Once you start to believe you have the answers? You're becoming a parent. (Once you realize you don't? You're becoming a good parent.)

Confession: I Don't Love the Baby Stage

Jill Patir | Posted 05.07.2013 | Parents
Jill Patir

The other day, I sat in my infant daughter's bedroom, packing up clothes that no longer fit her. There were no tears, no nostalgic feeling, no overwhelming desire for her to stay this small forever. Is there something wrong with me?