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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. 

Editor's Note :: all New Orleans families should thoroughly investigate the available daycare, preschool and child care options in your area. In our New Orleans mom's guide to daycare, we provide advice and guidance in selecting a daycare in...
Navigating the Digital Age :: Five Apps to Approach with Caution As a parent of four children ranging from ages 19 down to 7, I've come to understand that each child has unique needs and requires tailored parenting techniques. Throughout...
Ask just about any adult, and they will tell you that middle school/junior high was a terrible time for them. Beyond the mortifying awkwardness that is puberty, navigating new social structures, dealing with bullying and mean girls, and adjusting...
Sending Your Baby to College? Here's Some Advice As we come upon graduation season, many moms are about to send a child off to college. I’ve been teaching college students for over 20 years and for several years, I served...
Girl Drama :: Navigating Middle School Mayhem The girl drama in middle school is a real thing. The combination of hormones, life transitions, and changing relationships can make sixth through eighth grade especially challenging for middle school friendships. Boys are just...
Disclosure :: Our 2024 Teacher of the Year campaign is sponsored by our partners at Children’s Hospital New Orleans. 2024 New Orleans Mom Teacher of the Year Finalists!! We received some amazing nominees for our New Orleans Mom Teacher of the Year...
Should My Kids Skip Traditional Schooling? As a mother of three young children, with my eldest just three years old, I find myself standing at a pivotal crossroads regarding their educational journey. Reflecting on my own educational experiences and the...
When Your Child Doesn't Make the Team .... It’s one of the hardest things our children will go through, not making the team. It’s brutal, it stings, it’s heartbreaking. Sometimes it hurts us (the parents) more than them, watching them...
If you live in New Orleans with kids then you know that it rains here a lot. While there are dozens of things to do with kids in New Orleans, sometimes you specifically need an indoor idea because of...
Switching Schools Mid-Year We decided to leave a well sought out charter school mid-year for my 7th grader. While it was an easy decision for myself, it wasn’t for my husband. I knew from 6th grade that he needed something...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by St. Martin's Episcopal School.  Join St. Martin's Episcopal School for Arts Fest St. Martin’s is proud to showcase talented student artists from across divisions during Arts Week: April 22-26, 2024! Students have worked all...
Disclosure :: Our 2024 Teacher of the Year campaign is sponsored by our partners at Children's Hospital New Orleans. 2024 New Orleans Mom Teacher of the Year There are not enough ways to say THANK YOU for all that our beloved...
I Wonder What It's Like to Grow Up With Taylor Swift I wonder what it's like to grow up in a world with Taylor Swift as an already established, powerhouse of a woman. Taylor Swift is only two years my...
The other day, my sons had to pick which classes to take next year, which will be their junior year of high school. (How they let itty bitty babies into high school, I’ll never know.) Their peers have begun...

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