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Marriage + Relationships

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Being a good Mom isn’t just about caring for the kids. It’s about creating a loving environment in which to raise them, where emotions can be freely communicated, issues are resolved and happiness wins the day. That’s no small task, especially as the day-to-day stress of life takes its toll, which is why maintaining strong, healthy marriages and relationships is such an important part of being a Mom. 

At New Orleans Mom, we have a lot to say about marriage and relationships, as our contributors are always looking for ways to build and strengthen the bonds we have with the people in our lives.

Keeping your marriage and relationships healthy can be challenging, but at New Orleans Mom, we know that it can also be fun and exciting. That’s why our readers continue to go back to our post on 25 free or low-cost date ideas, where they will find plenty of fun and easy ways to have some fun with their significant others. 

We’ve got ideas on how to keep a strong circle of friends and family, whether it’s ways to bring new people into your life or how to keep toxic people out of your life. We’ve also got thoughts on how to find time for marriage and relationships while maintaining a tough schedule

Our team of 30 writers deliver thought-provoking content on marriage and relationships that will allow us to find hope in the worst moments, that helps us to support our friends and that creates the spark that we seek in our lives.

Being a stepmom is really hard. For all the moms out there with blended households, shared kiddos, and complex schedules, hats off to you! Having a few close friends who face stepmom challenges, I wanted to share some insights...
I’ll be the first to admit that my life isn’t perfect. Neither is my marriage, and neither am I. I act first and foremost with my heart rather than my head. That becomes a problem when I base my marriage...
My husband and I celebrate our 15-year wedding anniversary this month! I consider it quite the accomplishment because 1. we got married so young (I was 20 years old), and 2. the average marriage length is 8 years. I...
Last month, my wife and I celebrated our 20 year anniversary. We have spent over 14 of those years as moms to our 2 amazing daughters. How times have changed in those 14 years! When we first started this...
Dear widowed mother, I see you. I see your pain and the smiles you use to cover it. I see the comfort you find in others to soften your heartaches, and I see the overpouring of love in your children...
Let Me Check My Schedule Yes, I still carry a planner, and yes I use it multiple times a day. I also have an old-school paper calendar on my fridge. Lastly, I have a family calendar app on my phone,...
“Mommy, Can Two Girls Get Married?” :: How I’d Handle The Question Versus Three Years Ago Almost three years ago, I published an article for New Orleans Mom entitled, “Mommy, Can Two Girls Get Married?” They reposted it recently for...
Divorce is not my favorite topic. It's a long and winding road that I don't particularly recommend. However, I went through my own struggle and rebuilding about six years ago and gathered enough experience through that process to have...
So your friend is getting a divorce, and you're not sure how you feel about it. You may believe she could be handling it better, that you would have done X. You might be a child of a difficult...
Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate being a mom and to thank our own moms for being amazing. It’s a beautiful time. Everyone wears their pretty outfits, goes out to eat, and some get to relax by not doing...
During quarantine, my husband and I found ourselves watching all the things on Netflix. We got through the early COVID classics like Tiger King and Love is Blind, but we also got hooked on stand-up comedians. We started with Gabriel...

A Village of Few

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We have all heard the expression “It takes a village!” when it comes to raising our kids. But what happens when your village is small? What happens when you look around and everyone seems to have a huge tribe...
Not everyone keeps in touch with friends from high school. Some of my very closest friends today are from college or adulthood, and those friendships are invaluable to me. But having my 20+ year high school best friends still as...
They say when we get older we get wiser. This is most definitely true because we all learn from experience and our mistakes. Growing up we all want to make friends and be liked. I see it in my...