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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. 

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King, Jr. MLK...
The elusive half marathon finish line, the one I’ve been chasing for 13 miles, comes into view as I round the corner into MGM Park in Biloxi, Mississippi on a chilly December Sunday. This is a distance I never...
In January 2021, a friend sent me a daunting-looking PDF with over two thousand empty squares and the challenge: declutter 2,021 items from my home in one year. Talk about intimidating! I wouldn’t call myself a hoarder, but I do...
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365 Days of Positivity

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No Resolutions Here Like most people, I have done the “This year I will ...” and midway into January, whatever resolution I chose had already fallen by the wayside. There is a constant goal in my life to do better...
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My second grader has recently become very interested in reading on her own, even turning down movie time to finish a book she’d been desperate to finish for a while. It has brought me a deep sense of joy...
So, I feel like this goes without saying, but just in case ... SPOILER ALERT! Our family just saw Sing 2 in the theaters this past week, and it was so good! Not only was the movie a star-studded cast,...
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One would think that the world would have a flow chart or a play book in navigating everything Covid by now. Most are pretty versed in how to mask up, social distance, and sanitize, sanitize, sanitize but does anyone...
OMG. It’s like, junior year of college and there’s a dude sweating you. He makes a big deal to all of his friends about how hot you are, but tries to pretend he’s totally NOT into you. He talks...