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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. 

November is not only National Adoption Month, but also Family Caregivers Month. This is recognition of one woman who should be celebrated this month for both. Very rarely do you meet extraordinary people. Let me tell you about Karen. When I...
There are so many fun things to do in the area, especially at the holidays. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of family-friendly holiday events in and around New Orleans. And just a short drive away, we highly recommend adding...
“I can totally relate,” this was the main sentiment shared in a group of some of my closest friends in a conversation about the difficulty of keeping our cool when our kids act out. In a group of six...
When I was growing up, Christmas was always a pretty big deal in my house. I always looked forward to the holiday season because it involved gathering with both sides of my large extended family to eat, play, talk,...
As I was recently commiserating with some other parents about the challenges of parenthood, I learned that, while I certainly have my struggles, there are a few things that seem to stress out other parents that I actually enjoy. Homework Granted,...
We have dozens of family travel tips on New Orleans Mom because we LOVE to get out and about and explore Louisiana and the surrounding areas. Whether it’s a quick day trip to Fontainebleau State Park for outdoor fun, an outing to...
A few years ago, I impulse-bought a frozen 7-pound turkey breast solely because it was on sale for $7. I brought it home with no real plan other than to cook it in my Instant Pot. So I read...
This past weekend was my 20th high school reunion. While that number is quite shocking to me and honestly feels wrong, it had me stop and pause to reflect on the past 20 years. A lot has changed in...
On Living Abroad in Indonesia My husband and I have been married for 13 years and are the proud parents of Nick (11) and Maddie (9). We are both originally from New Orleans, and we were happily living in...
If you want to see the talented LSU Gymnastics team in person, we strongly suggest attending an LSU gymnastics meet. Sex Sells and Everyone is Doing it The NY Times posted an article last week calling out Olivia Dunne, a social...
Whether you are looking for a Thanksgiving side dish, a great Christmas recipe or a memorable dish to serve at your next family gathering, this stuffed artichoke casserole is a must try! Celebrating the holidays in New Orleans is...
Every Sunday is Grocery Day. Typically, my husband handles chores at home while I go to the grocery with our kids. Are the kids always eager to go to the grocery? No. Am I always excited for them to...
The fall is always the toughest season, from getting out of the relaxation of summer and staying up all night, to getting fully into the swing of things with back-to-school shopping for multiple kids. It adds to a whole...
Before I start, I should mention that I LOVE what I do! I am an orthopedic Physical Therapist turned pelvic floor Physical Therapist who has found a way to blend both skill sets that allows me to treat the...