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Early Steps: What You Need To Know

Full confession: I am not a mother. I’d like to be one eventually, but at this moment in my life, my maternal doting is entirely directed towards a scruffy dog named Roux who I...

Kindermusik Teacher Turned Kindermusik Mom

Most Kindermusik teachers start off taking a class with their own child and loving it so much that they decide to become a Kindermusik teacher themselves. I did it the opposite way, and as...

Five Reasons Your Family Should Not Miss The Creole Tomato Fest {Sponsored by French...

The French Market’s Creole Tomato Festival has long been known for being the first and often best place to get the first crop of the Creole tomato season. It is purposefully held the second...

The First Year of Middle School: Challenges for Both Mom & Daughter

My 12 year old daughter, Lora, is anxiously counting down the last days of the school year. So is her dad, the school teacher. And so am I. It’s not just that we are all looking forward...

Helping people write new chapters at the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center of New Orleans

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One of my graduate school professors was an existentialist. It was a master’s program in psychology and, although the class focused on personality psychology, his existentialist-leaning lectures often touched on deeper meanings, self-actualization and,...

Support for preemie families in NOLA

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Most people think that once your NICU preemie is home from the hospital things just magically become "normal." They forget that your baby was born weeks or months early and that mom, dad and...

DIY Fun via Curious Jane Camp: Pretty Pinwheels for Spring!

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Curious Jane runs summer camp and after-school programs for girls, all focused on science, design and creativity. We offer hands-on, project-based classes that give girls the opportunity to explore design, building and science in a...

Troubleshooting the boob: childcare considerations for the nursing family

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When I have babies, I lose my ability to solve problems. Happy babies = brainless mommy. Maybe they suck the sense out of me through my boobs. It was this mental disconnect between me...

Overcoming Breastfeeding Challenges and Concerns: A Lactation Consultant’s Advice

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As we discovered from yesterday’s posts, each mother and baby have a unique but beautiful feeding experience. But for some, the process may not come as easy or “naturally” as desired for a variety...

Four smart phone apps to save money and earn cash back

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Who DOESN'T have a smart phone these days? How smart are they really, though? If you use them correctly, they can certainly help you be more money smart! I am LOVING the apps that...

Big Things Come In Little Packages: From a 15 ounce baby to a thriving...

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Before having my second child, I didn’t know much about preemies, and I knew zero about micro preemies. All that would come to mind when I heard the word "preemie" was an adorable teeny...

What New Moms Don’t Know: You May Need Physical Therapy!

The arrival of your bundle of joy is one of the happiest, life changing moments you’ll experience. You’ve read the books, visited blogs and websites and talked to other moms, but there’s one important...

Celebrate Your Birth Story!

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Today we are excited to bring you a one day series focused on the joy and miracle of childbirth. As moms, we often stress about every little detail when it comes to our children,...

Special Delivery: Life after the NICU {Join us for our Easter Egg Hunt!}

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As many of you may know by now, the New Orleans Moms Blog is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 2 to benefit the March of Dimes. We are so excited for...