Valentina Lostalo


How We Manage Not Having Grandparents in My Kids’ Lives

My husband and I have no living parents. It is hard as a child to not have our parents to turn to or to just show them how well we are doing regardless of...

Explaining Boundaries to Our Little Ones

Social Skills Class My son and I are taking a “Social Skills” class at Children’s Hospital. A class that I find a lot of kids would benefit from (whether they are on the spectrum or...

I Wish We Did More Extracurricular Activities (But Not Really)

Mommy Duty ... We are a family of 4, my husband, myself, a kindergartener and a first-grader. We have no extended family in town and a full-time job for the husband and a “flexible” work...

Motherhood: Sometimes Feels Like Walking Naked in a Crowd

What changed. Since becoming a mom, many things have changed (I think we can all agree on that). Not only do I wear my heart on my sleeve and watch it go to daycare and...

Why Repeating Kindergarten Was the Best Option for My Son

A little over a year ago, we had to make the decision whether to hold my son back in kindergarten or let him advance to first grade. He was making progress but was obviously...