Ages and Stages


Hospital Tour: Slidell Memorial Hospital

As part of an effort to make more resources available for parents on the Northshore, I’ve begun touring local hospitals and speaking with their staff. This way parents can get a peek at local hospitals before they go in for an official tour. The first hospital I visited was Slidell…





Cajun Baby Names {You Can Actually Use}

There are lots of Cajun names that are still in use today–especially in south Louisiana. But even out outside of Cajun country names like Aaron, Charles, or Christine just seem American at this point. This list does not include any of those names. Rather, I looked through the common names…



Pregnant Mom Rocks (But Don’t Laugh at Her)

This amazingly adorable video was posted on Facebook and is now blowing up the Internet. I’m not sure what I like more–that mom is willing to go all out to have fun with her daughter or little Jaylyn asking you to not laugh at her.   she kills me, im…



Five Perfect Baby Gifts

My social circles have had a baby boom over the last several years. My first instinct for a shower or baby gift is a sweet little smocked outfit, but that’s not everyone’s style, and some of my friends have have more restraint than I and wait until the birth to…