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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.

When it came time to find a new place to live after my divorce, I was so anxious to find the right home. While looking at a new house, out the front door of the very immediate next door...
Anniversary Plans My husband and I work full time and have four children. It's a chore to get out of the house alone but we try to manage date nights every so often, especially to celebrate events. A few weeks...
Over the years, I have been blessed to have made some pretty great friendships with other moms. Through playdates, school functions, work, and other mommy affiliations, I have eventually found myself a part of a fabulous tribe of women,...
“So, now that you are single, are you dating anyone?” “No, as a Mom I’m really focusing on my children / career / health.” But the idea of dating starts to creep in your mind. You find yourself checking...
There’s a recurring conversation in our household. It starts usually with me declaring I need a meal out. A meal where I don’t have to cook it, serve it to anyone, get up a million times to grab refills...
February 14th may be for romance (unless you've been married forever and have small children), but February 13th is for girl talk and giggles. Yes, there is an unofficial date for Galentine's Day. Do you celebrate with your best...
The birth story of my family blog goes something like this: Conceived by my husband and begun as a chronicle of our time living in Hawaii and Seattle Used to announce we were pregnant with baby number one (Jack) Abandoned for a...
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...
November is not only National Adoption Month, but also Family Caregivers Month. This is recognition of one woman who should be celebrated this month for both. Very rarely do you meet extraordinary people. Let me tell you about Karen. When I...
how to be grateful

Enjoy Your Privileges

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...
What a Man Really Wants for Father's Day (But Isn't Telling You) Father's Day is right around the corner. I feel like stores are coming up with more ideas than ever. There's the whole grill apparatus (dad apron anyone?), the...
Mima, Pere, and Nana are the names of my children’s living grandparents. When I first had children, I wanted to nurture a close relationship with their grandparents. I grew up especially close to my maternal grandparents and wanted the...
We now have a new normal here in the NOLA Metro Area. 7 years ago the small talk was to ask how people fared in the storm, where they evacuated to, where is the family; all those questions became part...
"Tough it out." "Be a Man." "Punch him." Aggression in boys and men is widely discussed. We are all informed of it and we know what it looks like. We know that we live in a culture that has encouraged physical aggression...