Category: Ages & Stages

  • 076 // Ages & Stages: Navigating New Things – Jay Jones & Jenni Van Winkle

    076 // Ages & Stages: Navigating New Things – Jay Jones & Jenni Van Winkle

    Kindred Mom team members Jay Jones and Jenni Van Winkle join host Emily Sue Allen for a conversation about the new Kindred Mom series, “Ages & Stages of Childhood“. This episode introduces the series and explores 4 principles to keep in mind when navigating new things as a parent. Subscribe to Kindred Mom and receive […]

  • On Things Remembered, Things Forgotten, and Wet Pajamas

    On Things Remembered, Things Forgotten, and Wet Pajamas

    My coziest pajamas are not a set. But even though the pieces do not match, they fit so comfortably on this tired mom bod. Wholly unflattering, the mixed cotton array is sturdy and warm. The bottoms are black knit stretch pants I bought in the 90s. They’re the perfect length–long enough to protect my ankles […]

  • Grief and Gratitude

    Grief and Gratitude

    “Hey Finn,” my five-year-old called to his three year-old brother, “Don’t forget to look for treasure!” Standing in the middle of an undeveloped field near our neighborhood, my three carefree boys searched for treasure in the field as they have done many times before. On occasion, they bring me spring wildflowers, roly polies or sticks […]

  • Raw Milk

    Raw Milk

    I sit in my 17-month-old daughter’s toddler bed, my arms wrapped around her tiny body. It is the middle of the night, and I have lost track of how many times I have found myself in this position. She sits on my lap and wails, hits me while I try to comfort her. I hug […]

  • Just Caitlin

    Just Caitlin

    On the way home from preschool, my middle daughter usually keeps up a steady stream of inane chatter. She talks about the art projects she did that morning and conversations we had yesterday. I give myself permission to listen with only one ear, rotating through several noncommittal exclamations. “Really? Hm. That sounds interesting.” But this […]