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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 Childhood Priest Was Sentenced This Summer :: What I Said To Him When I Saw Him Over the summer, my sister sent me a link to a NOLA.com article. It was detailing the conviction and sentencing of a man...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Homer Plessy Community Schools. Homer Plessy Community Schools: Top 5 Non-Selective Schools in New Orleans! Throughout New Orleans, we know choosing an exceptional school for your family is not always easy. Navigating the registration...
No, You May Not Have A Pet For Christmas A few years ago, my son decided we should get a pet. He had so many reasons. And, around the holidays, he’ll start up his campaign again, forcing me to go...
How The Kids Can Help With Outside Home Maintenance This Fall At my house, we are in fall mode with fall sports, pulling out the decorations, and enjoying the cooler weather! One day, it's cooler sweater weather and the next...
I am a Christmas lover. My house is fully decorated on the inside by early November, I have a tree in every room (including at our hunting camp), and am known for going overboard on the holiday in every...
Why Our Thankful Turkey Looks Different This Year :: The Burnt Out Mom Edition The thankful turkey: it’s an autumnal staple in the average preschooler’s life. You’re probably familiar with the concept, even if you don’t have one in your...
ETA author's note :: I acknowledge that being able to CHOOSE a Catholic school is a privilege and an expensive one. This post is merely addressing my own feelings about the Archdiocese process specifically. Unpacking educational inequity in New...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Trinity Episcopal School. Journey Through a Trinity Education  “Trinity Episcopal School's mission is to build confident and resilient upstanders on a foundation of academic excellence, moral responsibility, and faith to make a positive difference...
Connecting With My 13 Year Old Daughter When my daughter was a toddler, bonding came in the form of cuddles, tickles, and bedtime stories. I stood behind on the ladder at parades and laughed when the powdered sugar made a...
This week has been b-u-s-y for my family. Come November, everything feels like its starting to move at a million miles per hour with little to no breaks in between social events, school events, and holidays--which makes doing our...
It's hard to believe, but the holidays are right around the corner. With temptations to spend money and buy things everywhere, it can be difficult not to get caught up in the excess of the holidays. We are often...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by the Louise S. McGehee School.  The McGehee Graduate: A Blueprint for Honor, Academics, Engagement, and Empowerment Imagine a school where curiosity knows no bounds, where engagement leads to innovation, where open-mindedness is a way...
Poetry Tea Time :: Our Favorite Weekly Ritual One of my favorite weekly rituals is poetry tea time. I started this lovely tradition with my daughters a few years ago when I was homeschooling my youngest for kindergarten. The description...
Navigating The Social Media Maze With Authenticity Being a mom in today's world often means juggling between our children's needs, household and/or professional obligations, and our relationships. Social media, with its 24/7 allure, has added another layer to this balancing...