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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. 

In what ways do you use breastmilk? It sounds like a silly question on the surface, but there are several ways to use breastmilk aside from feeding your baby. When I searched the internet for alternative uses for breastmilk, I...
I'm a mom to four little boys. Two are my step-sons who are 3 and 7. I have been in their lives since they were 3 and 6 months old. I don't view them any less than I do...
I have given birth five times, and I can remember every detail from each delivery. I remember asking as soon as my first baby was born if she had all her fingers and toes, and I remember seeing my...
Swatting :: It Can Happen To You Or Your Kids {An Online Danger Parents Need to Know About} “I Got Swatted” I was putting my kids to bed one night a few weeks ago when I received a text from a...
The year is 1999. Sugar Ray's Every Morning is blasting from your massive cd player/stereo system in your bedroom. Sorry for getting that song stuck in your head. 14 year old you is getting ready to go meet up with friends and walk around...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by the Louisiana Children's Museum.  Yes, The New Louisiana Children's Museum Is Worth They Hype I, like many of you, grew up going to Louisiana Children's Museum on Julia Street. I can recall the magic...
Like most women, the majority of my pregnancy was uneventful. My morning sickness resolved itself by seventeen weeks, and aside from being exhausted and having that fire-breathing dragon indigestion, everything was great ... until it wasn’t. Around thirty weeks, I...
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...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by University Medical Center.  What You Need to Know About the New Child Safety Seat Law Preparing your children to return to school can be a little hectic. Your children may still want to enjoy...
Every week, all three of my daughters take dance lessons, and all three are in separate back-to-back classes. This means our Tuesday afternoons are a rush home from school where we spend slightly less than an hour unpacking school...
Writer's Note: This post is updated annually to reflect the changing procedures and dates. We make every effort to keep this data up-to-date, but recommend checking the Jefferson Parish Advanced Studies website for the most accurate information. When my husband...
I saw her. Just a glance, no eye contact. In that split second, my heart stopped and my breath left me. The chaos of Audubon Zoo came back into focus, tunnel vision to my 4 year old daughter, who...
Dear Fellow Parent, Thank you so much for inviting my child to your child’s birthday party. Unfortunately, we are unlikely to attend. In fact, if my kid hasn’t regularly mentioned your kid, we’re definitely not coming. Please do not take this...
Planning a child's birthday party is hard work. So much time, effort, and money goes into the process, especially during the early years when inviting an entire class from school is customary. Finding the space, ordering enough food, producing...

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