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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.

My husband and I were married for nearly seven years before we had our first child. For most of those seven years, people would ask when we were going to start a family. This question, as well intended as...
My Greatest Fear What I fear most is not knowing who I am. I don’t mean literally forgetting my own name, but I am scared of losing myself. In the society we live in, losing who you are is easy....
What mom doesn't love a good moms night out and a good deal?!?! Fortunately, New Orleans offers a variety of great and delicious Happy Hour specials. Here are my top 10 favorite that you need to try :: 1. Cure Details:...

iHad a Baby via C-Section

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On the day I found out I was pregnant, I knew my birth story wouldn't be like most. I had a feeling it wouldn't be all that exciting or dramatic and that it was going to result in a scheduled...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Metairie Park Country Day and was written by Country Day Lower School Principal, Lilian Mullane. Give Them the Tools: Coaching Kids Through the Journey of Making Friends Friends can bring joy into your day and they...
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,...
Just about this time last year I was preparing for my 30th birthday. I was doing my best to hide a pregnancy, as friends and family wanted to make plans for a big celebration. But there ended up being no...
Being sober in New Orleans is tough Like, really tough. Everywhere I turn there is a drive through daiquiri shop or "Big A$$ Beers To Go" signs or people walking the streets with giant green grenade drinks. The cafe's offer shots of Baileys or...
When debating the merits of working versus not working I have come to the realization that neither is the perfect solution. No matter which combination of mothering and working you choose, you are missing something, struggling with something and/or possibly feeling...
Most newborns spend, at most, a few days in the hospital. During that special time, they are able to share their mother’s room, and then be carried out of the hospital in their mother’s arms to forever be hers....
how to be grateful

Enjoy Your Privileges

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Privilege. It's such a loaded word these days. People can get downright defensive when they are told they’re privileged, but after a freak accident left me hospitalized and unable to walk for months, I now have a new appreciation for the...
Nine weeks is a really long time! Being home with our family and balancing all the work/life demands during social distancing (while homeschooling) and trying to maintain some level of sanity has certainly had its challenges. Like many families,...
My husband and I recently took a vacation without our son, Ben. My parents graciously agreed to watch him for a week so that Jeff and I could have some grown-up time. We spent four days in Los Angeles...
To the daughter I will never have :: I dreamed of you. Well not of "you" per se, but of the idea of you, the notion of your existence in my life ... in our lives. I am an extremely...