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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.

The Roommate Stage

First Comes Love ... Then comes marriage, careers, babies, and weekends full of commitments. Before you know it, here comes the roommate stage. Marriage is hard y’all. I am fairly sure we are all told this, but in the peak...
How did this happen? Did I do something? She must hate me. These are the things that grow through my mind on a regular basis. This is the one person in my whole world, I thought our friendship would...
When I met the woman who I now consider to be one of my best friends, she was already engaged. I knew right away that her fiance was bad news, but I couldn't say anything, we weren't that close...

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...
Recently, a friend of mine posed the question to our group “How often are you intimate with your partner? How often is it amazing? And do you ever feel obligated?” Admittedly, I blushed a little the first time I...
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...
6 million views later, I realized co-parenting was clearly still worth discussing. My Ex-Husband Michael agreed to my request that we should do a short video on our life as Co-Parents, but we didn’t plan it out. It was...
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...