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Ages & Stages

childcare in Lafayette, LA

Parenting through the various ages + stages of childhood can be overwhelming and challenging. Just when you think you have life figured out with an infant, they slowly turn into toddlers and everything changes! Not to mention, every family dynamic is unique and each child typically requires a different parenting approach. Many families these days turn to the internet for help and advice, and thus, Lafayette Mom, the premier parenting website in Lafayette, LA, was born. Our team of 20+ local Lafayette moms share their opinions, expertise and resources with you to make parenting in Acadiana easier.  

Perhaps you are unexpectedly pregnant and your partner is not quite on board yet. We understand and can empathize because we’ve been there. If you are walking the lonely journey of miscarriage, we are here to hold your proverbial hand every step of the way. Lafayette Mom also prides itself on providing helpful resources for the important things you need as a parent in Lafayette, LA. For example we have a list of where to find swim lessons in Lafayette, as well as a list of the best schools in Lafayette, LA. As your family moves through the ages + stages of raising kids, you will discover that Lafayette Mom is here with you every step of the way!

Through all ages + stages of childhood, Lafayette Mom is designed to be a “go to” resource for parents. Whether you’re in the trenches battling RSV, or wondering how to tackle the sex talk with your tweens, our content is relevant to modern parents. We will cry with you as you send your little off to preschool, and we will rejoice with you when you find out that it’s twins! Let Lafayette Mom help you navigate all ages + stages with ease. 

My daughter is only 2 and a half, but already I feel like I am having to plan her entire educational future.  Public school? Private school? Rigorous STEM program? Arts-focused program? It’s a lot. In fact, it’s too much. Why are we solely focused on...

Goodbye Elementary

Today was my oldest daughter's last day of 5th grade. This means it was the last day she'll walk on the campus as a student, and the last time she and her sister will EVER be in school together....
My oldest is 13, THIRTEEN. We've only been through, literally, the very first year of his teens and I AM NOT READY.  I’m not ready for girls, dates, or heartbreaks.  I’m not ready for high school, independence, or invincibility.  I’m not ready...
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Ochsner Lafayette General. What I Wish I Had Known About the NICU - Spoiler Alert  - Term Babies Go To the NICU Too! I am a planner to an excruciating fault. Naturally, planning to have a...
Here we are, at the end of the school year, and everyone will be enjoying their summer vacation and getting ready to start back for the next year of school. However, this is the year that my life will...
Maybe I made this decision more complicated than it needed to be, but I was really torn. My heart was saying "no, don't go through with the circumcision, leave him intact" but my head was reminding me of this...
I was pregnant again and looking to change things up from the first pregnancy. Reflecting on my first pregnancy, I wished I might have been more aware or knowledgeable on certain decisions that were not previously discussed at appointments...
Destination birthdays are the best. I love to travel, and apparently so does our soon-to-be 4-year-old daughter. I started envisioning all the places I wanted my daughter to see before she was even conceived. I would think 'hmm...if she...
  I wear the badge of “camp kid” loud and proud. I have not been a camp counselor for almost 10 years, but I sport my bumper sticker for my beloved camp year-round. Shoutout to Camps Kahdalea and Chosatonga for...

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