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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. 

The Nola-PS NCAP, formerly known as the One App, results for early childhood were released today and I’m annoyed for multiple reasons. For context, I have spent a decade working as an administrator in charter education here in the city....
5 Reasons I Am Real Hesitant to Hand My Tween a Smartphone Dear reader, I’m a mom parenting in the digital age, and to be very honest with you, many days I’d love to move off the grid. There is a...
Dear Students, Our year together is coming to a close, and it is such a bittersweet ending. One on hand, I am glad the year is finally coming to an end. This year ranks among one of the most challenging of...
Like most of the people I know, I grew up in a household where physical discipline of children was normal, accepted, and expected. I'm not about to dive into how that impacts me today, but I am going to...
When I reflect on my life and wish that I could go back and change things such as a previous friend, a boyfriend, or a situation that I would handle differently, I realize that these are the people and...
It all started with the bus. The first day of fifth grade I drove my son to school, but he had to take the afternoon bus home. It was three hours late to our stop, without information or an...
New Orleans Festivals Just Became More Sensory Friendly The Beignet Fest Foundation in partnership with Children's Hospital has unveiled a new project that is designed to support those with sensory needs. Kulture City was commissioned to build a sensory activation...
I wonder every day if I'm doing this right -- did I remember to switch the laundry in time for Spirit Day? Did I make everyone's lunch? Did I answer that awkward question right? Was I too hard on...
Things No One Told Me About Parenting a Teenage Son Being one of three girls in my family, I don’t have much experience with boys. And what I even have less experience with is a teenage boy. I’m the parent...
We are excited to announce that the winner of our 2023 New Orleans Mom Teacher of the Year is :: Lori Lumpkin – St Andrew’s Episcopal School; New Orleans {Nominated by :: Erik Alexander, Cat Bishop + Hundreds of other parents} Mrs. Lumpkin...
If you haven't already heard, the movie adaptation of Judy Blume's Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. hits theaters in the United States this month.  I remember this book being on our summer reading list, and to this day,...
Author's Note :: I am not a clinician. I am the parent of a happy, sweet, empathetic, sometimes nervous child who found that reading these books to him before a new class, major events, or big changes, made him...
Teachers Are Magic Makers It is no secret that teachers are amazing. They work tirelessly for hours on end to meet their students' needs day in and day out. Sometimes, though, they go that extra mile ... and that...
What Teachers REALLY Want for Teacher Appreciation Week Aah, Teacher Appreciation Week … the highly anticipated week where we teachers are spoiled with treats, coffee, discounts, and social media recognition. The faculty lounge is always decorated and filled with yummy...