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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. 

Yet Another School Closure As we face another inclement weather event that has closed many schools in the Greater New Orleans area, I can’t help but think of an experience I had in Kindergarten. It was MANY years ago at...
Alcohol, Cannabis, and Kids: Rethinking Substance Policies for Our Youth’s Safety In New Orleans, where our culture is as vibrant as the lives we're raising, we face a pivotal challenge: navigating the complex world of substance regulation while protecting our...
Bon Appetit - Mange á Croissant! This morning, my family took advantage of the beautiful weather to enjoy breakfast on the patio of our new favorite French bakery, Croissant. Just off the Causeway in Mandeville, and open Wednesday through Saturday,...
Rising Costs :: How Is Everyone Affording Life Right Now? How is everyone affording life right now? I keep seeing this question pop up in various Facebook groups and conversations. It feels like everything in life is insanely expensive nowadays....
Quiet On The Set :: My Family's Experience My daughter is one of those beautiful souls that marches to the beat of her own drum. She is fearless, lights up every room, and loves herself. Ever since she was a...
Fresh Take On Old Things - 6 Easy Habits I Do Everyday I follow Rachel Zoe on Instagram, and at the start of the new year she posted one of those word search looking things that reads "the first 4...
Mental Health and Why You Should See A Therapist A friend recently stated that a therapist should be assigned to everyone at birth like we assign general practitioners and that has been at the forefront of my brain ever since....
The Wiggly Tooth

The Wiggly Tooth

The Wiggly Tooth My second born has always marched to the beat of her own drum. She didn't walk until nearly 15 months, she only talked when she felt it was necessary and now as we enter the loose tooth...
Author Note: This post is not sponsored - our family loves First Tee and wanted to share about what it has done for our son. My First Choice for Summer Camp :: First Tee! There are so many options for Summer...
Stretched Out of Shape The other day, a friend and I were sharing with one another how stressed we’ve felt lately. My go-to phrase this year has been that I am “stretched too thin.” She also expressed frustration that she...
Author's Note: I’d like to start this post by saying that the feelings shared in this are my own personal beliefs. This post has no reflection on the religious or spiritual beliefs of New Orleans Mom as an organization,...
The Summer Camp Scramble: Working Mom Struggles One thing parenthood continues to remind me is that today’s world is not setup to accommodate working families. There are so many responsibilities to juggle day to day that don’t align well with...
Editor’s Note: This post is written by a local mom sharing her thoughts on teen drinking and whether or not she will allow it in her home. We recognize that your thoughts may look different than her thoughts and...
Trigger warning: In this post, I am sharing some information about medical trauma. PTSD and symptoms of anxiety and Treatment. I Did Brainspotting for Anxiety My son has a condition where he needs brain scans once or twice a year. If...