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What age is a good age for your children to stay home by themselves? It is a great way to teach them independence and to be responsible. While most states do not have laws with an exact age, this...
Happy Ex-Wife, Happy Ex-Life I was with my ex-husband for nine years. In that time, we built a TON of memories together. We had a Star Wars themed wedding. We had two boys. We went to Disney World and Dragon's...
As we hope all of our readers know, feedback from local New Orleans moms is VERY important to us. We work tirelessly to bring the moms of New Orleans resources, events, guides, giveaways and information that will make your...
I spent the night at my mom's house on a Friday night. It was February, the weather damp and chilly. My younger brother was in for the weekend from college, and he cooked breakfast for us the next morning....
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...
We are thrilled to introduce our community to eleven new members of the New Orleans Moms Blog team. Each one is a dynamic, warm and inspiring New Orleans mom, and we can’t wait for you all to get to...
I will admit that I feed my girls drive-thru easily once a week. Dry cereal in a Mardi Gras cup for breakfast? Check. We are go-go-go. That is likely no surprise for any busy mom. I'm living out the...
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...
Making Career Decisions Around Life Seasons :: How to Reenter the Workforce I am 39 years old and several years "behind" in my career. I say this because had I worked straight through, in the trajectory I was on, I...
When I met my husband back in high school, he was a typical teenage boy – WILD and did his own thing - so I didn’t really get to know his mom at all. Plus, he was a total...

My Life as a Co-Parent

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You’re filling out mundane paperwork for a new doctor for your 4 year old. The next question: Where does the child primarily reside? And I check off two boxes, mother AND father. I scribble in the numbers 50/50. But...
As a divorcee, I get a lot of questions from people about marriage issues, legal separation, the divorce process, and custody arrangements. I'm no expert and certainly never asked to be a leader in divorce advice, but there is...
Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate being a mom and to thank our own moms for being amazing. It’s a beautiful time. Everyone wears their pretty outfits, goes out to eat, and some get to relax by not doing...
"Baby Daddy" We hear this often, but what exactly does it mean? According to Merriam-Webster, the phrase "baby daddy" means:: "one who is not married to or in a long-term intimate relationship with the child’s mother” According to the Urban Dictionary, the phrase...