Re-Inventing Childhood: Makers, Thinkers, and Coders

Robotics and coding might sound too advanced for 5-year-olds, but local camps say otherwise. Like any six-year-old boy, Gabe Lassalle is really into dinosaurs — meat-eating tyrannosauruses and high-flying pter...

Eco-Anxiety: The Burden of Climate Change on Schools

November 15, 2019  “... they are also angered and annoyed that adults waste time debating that there is a problem.” Part Two: How are local schools introducing an awareness of environmental issues to students...

When Your Kids are Expecting: First-Time Grandparents

October 31, 2019 While NolaBoomers.com is under construction, our articles can be found here on our sister site, Nola Family.  “These parents need to feel supported and one should never assume that they know ...

Adventures in First-Time Parenthood

October 30, 2019 “It was important to me to get ready for all the newness that babies bring.” There’s no handbook for first-time parents, but New Orleans offers the next best thing: new parent classes. There...

Beating the Beginning of the Year Blues

September 9, 2019 “I advise against ‘sneaking out’ and encourage parents to be consistent in what they do before they leave … ” Going back to school isn’t only stressful for you, it can also be a source of an...
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Scouting in the 21st Century

July 11, 2019 From girls in the Boy Scouts to STEM badges, two iconic youth organizations are redefining the scout. Part One Boy Scouts of America: Not just for Boys “Why can’t I be a Cub Scout, too?” Ten-...

Creating Families: Adoption in Louisiana

The adoption process is a minefield of emotions and questions, but understanding the basics is a good place to start. Chanel Labat had always felt a maternal tug on her heart, especially since her nieces and n...