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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. 

My Daughters Are Pilots The flying fever has been in our family for over 25 years. It all started when my career began at Continental Airlines in 1992 as an Airport Sales Agent. The reward of working for an airline...
A Parents Guide to The NICU From a Neonatologist Here at Touro we understand that the NICU may be a scary and confusing place for parents. As “the Place where Babies Come from” we know that having a baby in...
Disclosure :: This post is written and sponsored by St. Paul’s Episcopal School.  Teaching Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Classroom The importance of social justice in education has never been greater, with the goal to create equality, fairness, and respect...
Our School Community Is MADD :: We Love You, Abby It came through as a text but the words on my phone made no sense. I stood there reading that a young girl and member of our school community was...
How My Daughter Earned a Spot On The Cubettes Dance Team at Mount Carmel As any New Orleans mom knows, helping your middle schooler choose a high school can be very stressful and overwhelming. In our case, choosing a high...
I will preface this article by saying that I never in my wildest dreams imagined having 4 children at 4 different schools in New Orleans; however, as life would have it, that’s what happened. Am I crazy? Yes. Is...
It’s That Time of Year Again Front yards are decorated with spider webs and ghost parties. Pumpkin spice is in the air. It’s officially… time to start thinking about next school year. We all know that New Orleans is a unique...
When You Find The Right School Fit For Your Son There we were finishing up middle school and debating where my sons’ next steps would take him. He has been with the same kids, at the same school since first...
My son received the first Covid-19 vaccine shot at 10 months old. You heard that correctly, 10 months. At 11 months, he was completely vaccinated and is now a happy healthy 14-month-old. He was part of the KidCove study...
It’s that time of the year. Pumpkins, ghosts, goblins, witches, zombies, and monsters. No, I’m not talking about your extended family reunions, JUST KIDDING! It’s Halloween. My favorite holiday. While most people love scary decorations, haunted houses, and pumpkin...
Toddler Travel Tips: After scouring the internet and consulting with friends on the best ways to travel with a toddler, I found a few tips pretty helpful. My goal is to share 6 tips that made our traveling experience easier...
I had my first baby in August of 2008. A beautiful baby girl! My husband and I were so excited! And... I was clueless about what to expect when I was discharged from the hospital... and I didn't even know...
Just last week, in the middle of dinner, my oldest daughter, who is in 8th grade, asked me if I knew what a "devious lick" was. I immediately looked at my husband with wide eyes, as if to subliminally ask...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children's Hospital. What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine for kids 5-11 On Monday, September 20, Pfizer announced that clinical trials of the COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5-11 years have yielded...