Birth – 5 years

Birth - 5 years | Celebrations | Imagine The End

What Your Preschooler Really Needs for Christmas

My “baby” is now 20-years-old. I consider myself to be a fairly good gift-giver, but his 20th birthday had me stumped. He is living in an apartment at college, semi-independent, cooking his own food and cleaning his own bathroom. He doesn’t need… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Imagine The End | Social Life

How to Coach Friendship in the Preschool Years

Making friends and keeping them are important life skills. Just like learning to walk, talk, self-feed, and potty-train, there are steps that babies, toddlers, and preschoolers will master as they learn the skill of making and keeping friends. It takes a long… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Make It Personal

Does My Child Measure Up? A Milestone Comparison Trap

Google “developmental milestones” and you may be surprised to see 1.5 million results. Are there that many milestones in the 18-year lifespan of a child from birth until they graduate from high school? No, definitely not. 1.5 million results tells us that… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Fight For The Heart

Messy One-Year-Olds

I’m not sure what captivates me more . . . the spontaneous belly laugh or the drool-mouthed wonder on their angelic faces. I can fall in love with a one-year-old faster than they can stink up a room with a saggy diaper.… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Imagine The End

The Best Way to Help Your Four-Year-Old Learn

Who really knows what provokes that mischievous glint in the eye of a four-year-old just moments before they deliver the kick that makes the block tower tumble? I suspect it’s something about the thrill of destruction combined with the wondrous spectacle of… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Family Life | Make It Personal

Confessions of an Insecure Mom

I’m doing my best. I’m trying to care for my child the best I know how. Aren’t we all? I’m trying to raise him well, make informed decisions, love him to the very ends of my human limits. And somehow it’s not… Read More

Birth - 5 years | Family Life | Phase

The One Thing That Matters Most in the Preschool Phase

When you first have a baby, there are many questions you start to wonder about parenting, like, What have I gotten myself into?! You may also begin to wonder as you wipe the spit-up off your shirt, Am I doing anything that… Read More