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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. 

If you're a co-sleeper and you read that title, I'm willing to bet a little bit of cringe grazed your face. Or maybe that's just me bitter and exhausted from having the same conversation for a decade. Why are people...

Is 12 the New 15?

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Is 12 the new 15? I don’t remember much about my relationship with my parents when I was 12 years old. I was pretty consumed with New Kids on the Block, science tests, and my love-hate relationship with the...
When my daughter's birthday was quickly approaching a few months ago, I found myself conflicted about how to celebrate it. She wasn't a "little girl" anymore, but also not quite a "big girl' either. Intrigued to find something fresh and...
Let me preface this by acknowledging that I am aware this is a true first-world problem and the fact my children even have money to burn is a privilege I do not take lightly. Their access to money to...
Positive parent-teacher communication is an important part of student success. As both a parent and a teacher, I recognize that sometimes the expectations of each are flawed or at odds with one another. As a parent, I sometimes wish...
Everyone parents their children differently, whether it is from their own upbringing or from learning what didn't work and improving from there. It's what makes everyone unique and their own person. There is no book that says 'This is...
A Semester Into Being a College Mom :: One Mom's Reflection If I could summarize my personal experience of my oldest child being away at college into four words, it would be: "sleep more, worry less." I will say that...
Hey, You. It's your Momma. You're only six years old right now. You have two younger sisters. You are strong and beautiful and smart and brave, and I love every second of being with you. You're fun, rambunctious, mischievous, and...
One of my love languages is gift giving. I have always been that person that will see something for a friend and buy it and give it them for no other reason than to make them smile. I take...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Trinity Episcopal School. That said, we are honored to share this lovely post written by a local mom (and former New Orleans Mom writer and staffer), Catherine Karas. Why Our Family Chooses Trinity Episcopal School...
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Junction Place Sportsplex.  Junction Place Sportsplex: A Field Trip Find Everyone Will Remember! Junction Place Sportsplex has established itself as New Orleanians go to home for all sporting needs! From Holiday and Summer All Sports...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Audubon Schools. Rigorous Academics, a Diverse Community, and Programming As Unique As A Rarebird A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE OF AN EDUCATOR PARENT OF THE AUDUBON CHARTER SCHOOL EXPERIENCE With over 40 years of proven excellence in...
Disclosure: This post was written and sponsored by De La Salle High School. Welcome to De La Salle High School De La Salle High School prepares young men and women for college, career, and life. The only private, co-educational, Catholic 8-12...
Stuffed Saran Wrap Ball :: The Best Party Game Ever! If you are looking for easy entertainment at your next birthday party, family gathering or holiday event, I have the perfect solution for you ... a stuffed saran wrap ball...