Ages and Stages



Most Popular Louisiana Baby Names

If you’re a name nerd like me you just LOVE this time of year. This is when the social security administration releases their list of top baby names for both the country and for each state. On the girl’s side, Mia dropped a lot and Aubree jumped up to 15–that’s…


Sleep Issues for Early Elementary School Children

The early elementary years are crucial for establishing healthy sleep habits. During these years, children are creating their habits at school and learning to follow a regular schedule with responsibilities, so the patterns they form during these years can follow them throughout their academic career and into adulthood. Although healthy…



Gender Disappointment {It Happened to Me}

It’s been a year since we announced our next baby would be a boy. My husband’s fourth & my third boy in a row. We’d found out several days earlier, but I was so upset I cried for three days straight and wouldn’t even look at anything boy themed. Gender…




Teens and Power Struggles: Stop the Madness

“Mom, EVERYONE is wearing these! I NEED it” “That shirt is WAY inappropriate. There is NO WAY you are wearing that” “I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU THINK! You just want me to be a baby FOREVER” I happened to catch this  interaction between a 13-year-old and her mother at Forever…


New Orleans-Inspired Monthly Baby Pictures

Some people are just blessed with a creative gene–you never know what unique thing they’re going to come up with next. My cousin’s wife Sarah is one of those people and I’ve written about her on this site before because everything she does is just so dang cute! Her son…