When did that happen?

By:  Vanessa Armstrong/ A few days ago it occurred to me that I’m no longer the mom of 3 little kids anymore and I have no idea when that happened.   For most of my “mama life” I’ve had 3 little kids at home, but with school starting this year, I realized that I have …

I know he’s ready…but, am I?

By: Sarah Meikle/   I often find myself looking at him, taking in his beautiful features, wondering how he got so big so fast. My first born, nothing will ever change that. He’s always been my sweet sensitive boy, who loves anything that goes fast! Cars, four-wheelers, even his bike that still has the training…

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Eight

by Michael Miller / Watching the progress of our boys from infants to pre-preteens via photo is exhilarating and unnerving. Film doesn’t lie, and the speed with which our sons are growing up is a powerful illustration of how quickly time melts away. It was particularly startling this year, when Evan’s solo portrait revealed a…

What About Mom’s Kindergarten Readiness?

By Suzi West / So there is a lot of talk this time of year about Kindergarten Roundups and Registrations, which leads to one big question: “is my child ready for Kindergarten?” In fact, our Parent Network just had our meeting on this topic on Tuesday. It is definitely important to know if your child…

Six

Since December 2006, Rainbow Valley has been a family oasis and tradition. Nestled in the Sears court at Aventura Mall in South Florida, Rainbow Valley is about the size of a suburban backyard. It looks like an anime dream of a marshmallow world; every hill and slide and cave is made of soft, yielding foam.…

Blast off, splashdown

What we used to be able to slip by 3.5 year old Evan’s sharp little eyes and ears now fills a minefield of potential bad examples. I used to be able to get away with having “The Simpsons” on in the background if Evan was playing, coloring or otherwise distracted, but now he seems to…