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Marriage + Relationships

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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 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...
Raising Good Children Without God: My Role as an Atheist Parent Author's Note :: this article is highly sensitive, personal, and raw in nature. The opinions and beliefs here are my own, based on my life journey. I am sharing my...
The 3 Little Words that Gave Me the Best Sex of My Whole Life This past New Year’s Eve, my husband and I decided we’d try to stay up to see midnight, something we haven’t really done since we’ve had...
TW: miscarriage, pregnancy loss. Eight. She would be eight years old this July if she were here. In 2015, one month after our wedding, I got a positive pregnancy test for the first time in my life. That moment will always...
I cannot tell you the exact point in time when it happened; when I decided I was done with my marriage. I almost lasted 18 years with my husband, and then one day, I decided I could no longer...
I am one of those individuals who really enjoyed being pregnant. After two weeks of nausea, it was smooth sailing. I exercised up until the week I gave birth, ate healthy (ok, I had a few chocolate éclairs here...
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...
You may have heard of giving your child a "Yes Day," but have you ever thought about giving your spouse one? My husband and I recently went out of town for a long weekend, just the two of us....
I broke the cardinal rule of being a hunter's wife this year. Not only did I go out of town for a conference during opening weekend of bow season, I also planned a family trip to Disney World right smack...
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...
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...
{Author's note: I absolutely recognize that this is a great film to show to a coming-of-age kid already completely aware of the birds and the bees. My perspective is that of a mother of the typical young Pixar audience...
Intimacy in Marriage: Getting the Spark Back Intimacy. What does this even mean in the context of marriage? Sure, it’s sex and closed doors and all that. But real intimacy, the kind that makes marriages and relationships last, is so...
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...

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