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“Jennifer! I lost Conner!” “Wait, What?!” “I lost him! He’s gone!” “What do you mean you LOST him?!” “He just took off and ran! I can’t find him! He’s gone!” My world stopped when I got that phone call. So many thoughts were running...
Sometime earlier this year, my 8-year old picked up the phrase “my bad.” I’m not really sure where she got it from. My husband uses the phrase every once in a while, but it’s far from his catchphrase. It’s possible...
We are pleased to introduce our community to newest members of the New Orleans Moms Blog team. Each one is a powerful, energetic and inspiring New Orleans mom, and we can’t wait for you all to get to know...

The Power of Ruth

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When I became pregnant with my first daughter, I knew I was going to name her Jane. My husband wanted a different name. I knew I was going to get my way, but I entertained a conversation about names...
Disclosure :: Children's Hospital New Orleans is a sponsor of New Orleans Mom. That said, we are extremely grateful for life saving and critical help they provide patients, both locally and across the state of Louisiana.  Some People Around Children’s...
Before I had my son, I was adamant that he wouldn't sleep in our bed. People would doubt me, laugh, and say "you'll see, just wait until the baby gets here." I was inexperienced with babies and clueless about their...
Dear Joe, I hope this letter finds you well, as I know my last one certainly did. What a year it's been! You've made us laugh, cry (tears of joy, of course), and beam with pride. But, even though you...
My kids were supposed to start school August 6. Then, the start date got moved to August 12. And postponed yet again to August 31. They finally started, but a short time later was the Labor Day holiday. And...
The very much anticipated movie of the year has finally come to our screens. Yes, Disney+ streamed their new live-action movie Mulan. I may have mentioned before I’m like a Disney fanatic.  So, I know my fellow Disnerds were...

Dear Tumani

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Dear Tumani, Just a few short days ago, the news of the birth of your tiny new baby made headlines around the world. The announcement gave hope to your critically endangered gorilla population and filled us with excitement. But no one...

Names are Important

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As an English teacher, one of my favorite lessons to teach my students through literature has always been “names are important.” I ask my students to consider what a character’s name reveals about him. I ask them to pay...
One of the hardest things I've had to do so far. Hey Momma, it's hard. You're taking your baby to their very first day (literally very first day ever) to school. Hearing your baby cry for you throughout the halls...
It's never too early to learn a skill. The ability to cook is vitally important. Everyone wants to be healthy, and learning to cook healthy is important. If you have a child heading off to college soon, it's a...
Most people assume that when you procrastinate completing tasks, they are unpleasant to you. I do not think that is always the case. If you possess the procrastinating trait like me, you know what I mean. I am a...