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Jillian Armstrong

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Over-Touched, Over-Talk to, and Over-Stimulated: Losing My Temper and the Power of Repair

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“I can totally relate,” this was the main sentiment shared in a group of some of my closest friends in a conversation about the difficulty of keeping our cool when our kids act out....

I Dined at One of the Nation’s Best New Restaurants: a Foodie’s Honest Thoughts...

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A few years ago in San Francisco, my husband and I experienced a multi-course tasting menu for the first time. I absolutely loved having no idea what would be served and enjoyed the chef’s...

Caring For a Friend Through Cancer Treatment

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Cancer can be a pretty lonely journey. Before I went through treatment in 2021, I knew little about what the ins and outs of chemo, radiation, and surgery entail. And I knew absolutely nothing...

YMCA Camp of the Rockies: The Perfect Family Vacation

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We have dozens of family travel tips on New Orleans Mom. Whether you are looking for a short weekend getaway within the state of Louisiana, a great place to camp with kids near New Orleans or a cross-country flight to the...

Baby Led Weaning: What’s the Deal and Why it Works

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As I made lunch for my two-year-old yesterday, I was reminded yet again of how thankful I am that we pursued baby-led weaning with both her and her five-year-old sister. Our firstborn, who is...
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2022 Guide to Fall Fun in New Orleans

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The 2022 Guide to Fall Fun in New Orleans With Kids :: 75+ Things to Do With Kids in New Orleans It is time for Fall fun in New Orleans! There are so many things...

New to New Orleans: A Fresh Look at the City

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Our family moved to New Orleans less than a month ago. Before we moved, people had a variety of responses when they found out that we were planning to move to the Big Easy....

Greatest Joy and Greatest Sorrow: My Journey with Breastfeeding and Breast Cancer

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Until my third child turned one, I was one of the “lucky” ones when it comes to breastfeeding. I breastfed my older daughters until they were almost two and my baby until she was...