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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. 

Summer is almost here! Most of us are filling our calendars with family vacations and summer camps, but don't forget about VBS! What's VBS you ask? It's Vacation Bible School! VBS is offered at many churches throughout the NOLA...
If I could have one superpower it would be to have the ability to speak any language ever. In the world or in the Galaxy and beyond should our universe ever come to that! I have always wanted...
My son is -- how do I put this nicely? -- a mischief-maker. Class clown, busy-body, instigator, sh*t-starter. Peter Rabbit himself would undoubtedly befriend my little rabble-rouser. You may even know the type yourself, as he’s the second born....
I know there's a lot of uproar about Turning Red not being for kids. Honestly, it made me more interested to watch than I had been. Originally I was intrigued because it provides a modern portrayal of Asian cultures --...
{Author's note: I absolutely recognize that this is a great film to show to a coming-of-age kid already completely aware of the birds and the bees. My perspective is that of a mother of the typical young Pixar audience...
Before the bright blue “lava” had finished flowing from the papier-mâché volcano at my first baby’s over-the-top gender reveal party, I was already hearing things like: “Oh, you’ll love it! Boys are so much easier than girls!” “Boys are basically noise...
A Note from the Author: I would like to acknowledge that, in the grand scheme of things, our family has been far luckier than so many others during this pandemic. I do understand that a party is a frivolity...
Let me start by saying that I think in my case, ignorance is bliss. When my kids were babies, I used to fantasize about how fun it would be to cart them around to all their extracurricular activities. I...
Disclosure :: This sponsored post is brought to you by our friends at Ursuline Academy. 5 Ways to Raise a Culturally Competent Child Now more than ever, our world needs culturally competent citizens. Where do we start? Our future leaders. As parents,...
I miss my daughter being little. Everything was so much simpler then. It was a lot of, “Wow she’s only 2? What a vocabulary,” or “Oh my gosh she’s a social butterfly how cute.” And a lot of, “Wow...
Some of these titles may be found at local bookstores :: Garden District Book Shop, Octavia Books, Tubby & Coo's and Blue Cypress Books. If you wish to shop online, Amazon affiliate links are embedded below. 30 Must Have Children's...
  Kids Konnection Playground: A Beautiful Playground for Kids of Diverse Abilities on the Northshore Have you been to Kids Konnection playground on the Northshore yet? This is a "must do" outing with young kids in New Orleans. For starters, the...
Disclosure :: there are affiliate links embedded in this post. While Santa paid for his own art cart, if you love what we love then everybody wins! Happy crafting! How to Build an Art Cart for Home If you have a...
At the beginning of the pandemic, I wrote a post called “Pick Your Battles,” in which I reflected on learning to let go of some of the things that usually bother me for the sake of my family’s sanity...