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Marriage + Relationships

Marriage + Relationships Picture Showing Couple at Sunset

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.

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I have never met a stranger. But for a while, I started to feel like my overt friendliness and general openness to people was a bad thing. I started to wonder...
If you have a school-aged child, you are probably already aware of the do's and don'ts when it comes to birthday party invitations. Really, there's only one -- DO invite EVERY child, and DON'T bring invitations unless there's one...
The News Finding out that you're expecting can bring out a lot of emotions. The day I found out that I was pregnant, I curled up on the sofa and cried, my head was spinning with questions. As I was...
I had to have my soon-to-be-ex committed. (It is still so hard to say.) I did it because, despite all of the negative feelings I have towards him, he is the father of my child. I also felt this...
Social media, the news, the Huffington Post, and society all tell us what being a "good mom" means. It usually involves cooking healthy meals without high fructose corn syrup, brushing teeth twice a day, giving baths, helping out with homework,...
There we were, at the OB/GYN holding hands, waiting to be called back for an ultrasound. On the outside, we looked like any other working couple, albeit a little more tired.  The reality is we are far from any...
As the parents of two small kids, my husband and I are always on the go. Between school events, sports, and birthday parties, weeknights and weekends fill up quickly. Often we fill the free time in our schedule entertaining...

Straight Up Now Tell Me

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Sugarcoating was never my strong suit. Even as a child, I can remember my mother’s surprise and slight embarrassment to my shockingly honest responses to her colleague’s benign inquiry, “And how are you doing today?” As an Executive Coach,...
A Letter of Thanks Dear Girlfriends, I’m sorry. I know I’ve pretty much disappeared over the past few months. I hate to say I’ve been busy or stressed or any of the excuses about being overwhelmed because you are feeling all...
When I seem frustrated with you and short with you, it is hardly ever about YOU. It is about me, and this age and stage we are in. When I am completely spent at the end of the day, and...
I like food. A lot. In fact, it's one reason I exercise so vigilantly because then at least I am counter-acting my poor choices sometimes. As a child I remember walking into the Foodies on Veterans (RIP, Foodies  -...
From overhearing people's comments standing in the grocery store line, to remarks from Facebook friends, I have heard and read many comments these past few months about people's opinions about large families. "Why do they want so many kids?"...
Living in a Hole Apparently, I've been living in a hole. I've heard about dry shampoo but never felt like it was something I'd ever use and maybe even secretly questioned those who did use it. Why don't they just...
Dear Husband :: I Won't Shame You I am divorced and remarried. It’s not a badge of honor (that’s for sure) but it does afford me the opportunity to look back and see behaviors from my previous marriage that I...