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Friendship

Mom Friendship- New Orleans Mom

In the vibrant city of New Orleans, where the spirit of community and celebration permeates the air, forming a friendship as a mom presents a unique mosaic of experiences, woven with the threads of joy, empathy, and solidarity. The city’s eclectic mix of cultures, music, and food fosters a social atmosphere that encourages easy connections among families, creating an enriching environment for both moms and their children to grow and thrive together.

Navigating motherhood, with its myriad of challenges and triumphs, is significantly more manageable and enjoyable with a support network of fellow moms who understand the balancing act between parenting duties and personal growth. In New Orleans, social gatherings, playdates, and community events not only offer opportunities for children to interact and form early friendships but also serve as a crucial space for moms to share advice, offer support, and enjoy moments of adult conversation amidst the chaos of parenting.

New Orleans Mom shares stories on finding your village and navigating adult friendships. Our contributors talk about why work besties are great for working moms and why you SHOULD take that girls trip. We also understand that friendships in motherhood are not always easy and have hardships along the way. We have tips on how you can support a friend going through cancer treatments to how to handle friendships fading and advice when it is time to let go of a toxic relationship.

The Big Easy’s unique cultural landscape offers a splendid backdrop for these friendships to blossom. New Orleans Mom knows friendship among moms go beyond mere acquaintance. Our friendships in motherhood become crucial pillars of support, understanding, and joy in the wonderful, whirlwind adventure of raising children together.

Take the Girls Trip!

If you are ever invited to go on a girls trip, and you have any hesitation, just take it. Take. The. Trip. You will thank yourself afterward, I promise. I did this summer, and I feel so much better for...
It is well known that mommin’ ain’t easy. And juggling the responsibilities of motherhood and the demands of the workplace can drive even the strongest career woman to the brink of insanity. But, as I've said before, working moms...

A Village of Few

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...
I've seen this metaphor circulating around--stop watering dead plants. They're usually referencing friendships or relationships. Stop pouring yourself into something where you aren't getting anything in return. I mean, I get the sentiment, but... This metaphor bugs me on several...
Picture it, New Orleans, March of 2016... (in my best Sophia Petrillo voice) three of my girlfriends went out to dinner one night. As they sat there eating & chatting, they talked about how we could manage to get...
Why does Valentine’s Day get so easily overlooked? Is it because it usually falls around a busy Mardi Gras season? Are we just too occupied with planning parade routes, getting fitted for ball gowns, decorating shoebox floats, stuffing our faces...
Let’s give a shout out to my childless friends, this goes out to both empty-nesters and the currently childless. Mom friends are core and essential to my world, as my children are core and essential to my world. Early...

The First Sleepover

Ya know, I think I'm pretty good at this #boymom thing. I have one boy, my only child, but I've adjusted well considering I've been doing this parenting thing on my own for ten years. My kiddo had a...
Forgiveness is tricky. Forgiveness isn't about excusing someone's behavior. It isn't allowing someone to get away with a wrong they have done. It isn't an easy religious belief that comes with being a Christian. Forgiveness is personal. It's allowing your...
You've probably heard of the idea that you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. This is usually shared as a caution for adults, or possibly even teenagers, to think thoughtfully about who we...
My 10-month-old son has been attending We Play Center Virtual Dance Parties since he was 3 months old. Virtual Dance Parties are 15-minute daily Zoom meetings hosted by a We Play Center facilitator for young children to dance and...
When I was in Elementary School, our entire class went to sleepaway camp as part of the 5th grade curriculum. I have several distinct memories from that experience, but one, in particular, stands out: The camp had a pool, and...

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