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Perspectives in Parenting

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Sometimes you just need to hear the ideas, thoughts, and opinions of other parents. Our Perspectives in Parenting section is focused on providing a place for you to find out what other moms are thinking and how they are handling the issues that go along with the hard job of being a parent.

There are a lot of different perspectives in parenting and New Orleans Mom is a place where these different ideas can be shared. We strive to provide not just valuable information to mothers across the Crescent City, but also ideas about how to think about the issues in their lives.

In our Perspectives in Parenting section, you’ll find lots of stories about the everyday events, problems, annoyances, and issues that we all face as moms. We talk about the household and the challenges of keeping everyone in the family working together.  We offer tips on how to recognize and reflect on the good things in our lives. We also tackle difficult topics about our society and culture

Some of our perspectives in parenting stories offer key advice on wellness. We take you through some of the challenging parts of motherhood, like how and when to use a breast pump, while also offering an amusing look at alternative uses of breastmilk

Our writers talk about important things that Moms in the Big Easy need to know, such as how to teach financial responsibility to your children or how to survive the stresses of the holiday season. 

With more than 30 contributors to New Orleans Mom, we offer our readers unique Big Easy perspectives in parenting that they won’t find anywhere else. 

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Until my third child turned one, I was one of the “lucky” ones when it comes to breastfeeding. I breastfed my older daughters until they were almost two and my baby until she was one. They latched and fed...
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We are spending a lot of time this summer doing a variety of fun board games. I am finding that it is good for the entire family. Here are my reasons: It is a much-needed break from electronics. My kids...
A few weeks ago, Bored Teachers, shared a post that read: When I read the post, I immediately shared it, joking that I felt attacked, because I was actually taking a break from purging and organizing my kitchen when I...
Let Me Start At The Beginning  For the last 8 years, my life has revolved around my children. I have been their chauffeur, nurse, confidant, disciplinarian … the list goes on and on. While I have fully enjoyed motherhood, somewhere...
This world is weird these days, to say the least. For me, it’s been triggering, confusing, and most definitely overwhelming. And each of us has our own list of reasons why, which is important to remember as we navigate...

The Bad Day

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Recently, we had a bad day. Like, a “no good, terrible, very bad day.” I’m not even a rockstar mom or anything who is used to having good days. But for whatever reason, my three kids and I just failed at...
I was a voracious reader until the busy schedules and fatigue of motherhood got me in a rut. Reading a book could take me over a month, whereas I used to be able to read a book in 1-2...
We understand that getting to the bottom of what’s going on with our children can be nerve-wracking and stressful, especially when we suspect that our child has ADD or ADHD diagnosis. Some of the questions we hear most often...
I was supposed to go to the New Kids on the Block concert a few weeks ago, but at the last minute, my friend who was supposed to go with me fell ill. I couldn’t find anyone else to...
As a mother of 5, I’ve had 4 little ones, so far, play some sort of sport. This mostly came in the form of rec ball, but we've dabbled in a few camps as well. We’ve played basketball, soccer,...
Let me preface this by saying that the most overwhelming part of parenting for me are the number of decisions there are to make. I am slowly accepting that I will always be making decisions for my children. Decisions...