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Ages + Stages

children of different ages + stages of childhood

In an ideal world, parenting through ages + stages would be simple. There would be a how-to on every scenario and a handbook you could follow. However, we know that’s not the case, every child is different and needs special love, care, and nurturing. Without a parenting guide, what can you do? New Orleans Mom is here to help. We have many contributors with diverse backgrounds and different family structures. Our team of over 30 contributors brings experiences from all walks of life and parenthood. We have you covered no matter what ages + stages of parenthood you’re going through, our moms have been there.

If you’re starting and wondering can pregnancy dreams predict the gender of your baby, we’ve written about that. The first few weeks with a newborn can be overwhelming. Reducing your stress is key to allowing yourself time to bond with your little one. In one of our most popular posts, we have tips on setting boundaries with loved ones. We’ve also created guides to help you find resources in New Orleans. One of our most popular guides is our Guide to Childcare and Preschools. These are just some of the most popular posts from our ages + stages category, and we continually add more. From pregnancy to the teenage years, we’ve got you covered. 

Through all ages + stages of childhood, we are here to help with resources to help you. Whether that help is guiding you to solutions or simply helping you feel not so alone. Let us help you navigate those ages + stages with ease. 

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It’s the end of the first quarter, and per usual, many students are suddenly very worried about their grades. I’ve conferenced with students about why their grades are what they are, and I’ve reminded them that they have ample...

The Up-Side Of ADHD

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Trust me when I say, I know how hard ADHD can be. While my son was only recently diagnosed with ADHD, I had suspected it for quite some time. He exhibits many of the “tell-tale” behaviors associated with ADHD,...
I never thought I would be in this situation with my daughter. When she was smaller, I first introduced her to “solids” and she ate it all. She loved some of the pureed baby food, and of course, most...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Ursuline Academy and written by Alicia Brannan.  One Parent's Testimonial: What Ursuline Academy Has Done For My Daughters As a parent, I too often lose sight of the forest through the trees. I am consumed...
Is today one of those days when your child is having a meltdown over every. single. tiny. thing? Her dress is too itchy, her sandwich doesn't have enough peanut butter, her sister looked at her for too long, and...
The first quarter of school always flies by. It takes a solid two weeks for kids to shake off the summer just in time for Labor Day holiday. New teachers, new classmates, fall sports, school fairs, and BAM! It...
I’ve said the statement “I’m drowning” more times than I’d care to admit since the school year began. I am currently being swept under by the wave of school pressures that come with having a first and third grader....
I'm entering a new era of parenthood, as my oldest just started middle school. With the first quarter wrapping up, I've been reflecting on all the things I want my son to know as he enters this next stage....
My sons recently started high school. Not only that, they left the school they had been at for 11 years (they could have stayed) so for only the second time, they were starting at a school where they knew...
Let me introduce you to the baby product you never knew you needed and may not know exists: the Tushbaby. It’s an innovative baby seat that you wear around your waist. I was gifted one that I used with...
The start of this school year has been ROUGH. As a teacher, I’ve never felt stretched so thin, and as a mother whose youngest started kindergarten, I’m struggling to balance three school schedules, activities, and homework. My greatest personal challenge,...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by St. Andrew's Episcopal School. Lightbulb Moments Are Regular at St. Andrew's Every idea that’s ever made a difference in the world started with two words, “What if.” At St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, these are more...