Kayla Ward

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Kayla has lived in Southeast Idaho all her life, growing up in Shelley, going to school in Rexburg, and now living in Idaho Falls. She is married and mom to a sweet little boy. She has a degree in child development and loves working with children, but especially loves being home with her own child. She loves spending time reading, running, sewing, and laughing. Her family loves spending their summers in the mountains camping and going on rides in their side by side. Ever since having her little boy she is in love with talking about birth and motherhood and loves hearing other women's stories.

Invisible Grief

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This was my third pregnancy. My previous two had been perfectly healthy and I never had a hard time getting pregnant. It was a blessing I may have taken for granted. We had just...

D91 Online Academy: A Great Option for Your Child

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My children are not in school yet, and honestly, the thought of sending my oldest to school in a year and a half is kind of scary to me. Luckily, I am so glad...

It Will Pass, Momma

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It will pass. I’m in the thick of it, like you. Two boys—4 and 18 months—and it often feels like I’m in survival mode. And so it's no surprise I found myself crying as I...

All-Day Kindergarten: A World of Good

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All-day kindergarten has become a hot topic among parents recently. It’s no secret that most have a strong opinion on whether or not they will be sending their child to kindergarten for a full...

Early Childhood Milestones :: A Conversation with Idaho Falls School District 91

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Studying developmental milestones and observing them in children was something I focused on while completing my degree. I remember going on home visits and observing if children were within the normal range for development,...

Don’t Let Social Media Ruin Christmas

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Christmas is great! I really do love the feeling in the air! People are serving others and being kinder. Many are putting a lot of thought into gifts for family and friends. There is...

My Son Flashed a Walmart Cashier

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Almost every trip to the grocery store goes the same way: I start out optimistic and tell myself that I will be patient with the kids, and within 5 minutes, I have already lost...

“You’re Doing Great, Mama” and Other Things I Wish I Could Tell You

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Motherhood is dang hard! Even though we are all going through similar experiences, it can feel incredibly isolating. We are always telling ourselves that we aren’t a good enough mom or that we shouldn’t...

I Had a Pandemic Baby

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I didn’t plan to have a pandemic baby. I got pregnant before it all started. Never did I think it would be such a different experience than with my first. Wearing a mask to appointments...

Reading is the Best Escape

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I wasn't much of a reader as a kid. It just wasn't something I really liked spending my time doing. And up until the last few years, it wasn’t something I made time to...