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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. 

If I see one more freaking meme that says: "Wear the bikini!" "Eat the cake!" "Wear the shorts!" All of which are directed at larger women, all of which are supposedly encouraging and supportive, and ALL of which are actually...
'Tis the season for late nights at the ballpark, and like every other summer, I am loving it. I have two boys who play various sports throughout the year at our local playground, and while I enjoy watching them...
Stronger Together: Support the HHMS Class of 2022 by Wearing Purple on Monday, May 23rd On Thursday evening, what had been a beautiful graduation ceremony for the Hammond High Magnet School Class of 2022 was suddenly overshadowed by senseless violence....
Are you a wagon mom or a stroller mom? For context, my kids are almost 1 and almost 3. When I was pregnant with my first, I purchased the UppaBaby Vista knowing that I would eventually want to use it...
School Awards Envelopes: When It's Not What's Inside that Counts My two boys attend an academically rigorous school, and today was the end-of-year Awards Day at their advanced studies academy during which each student is called on stage and given an...
At New Orleans Mom, we know how much time, energy and effort go into bringing young athletes to and from sports practices. Whether it's the intense hours dedicated to gymnastics teams, an entire summer dedicated to the Little League...
I am a mom, a business owner, and I am ADHD (the inattentive kind). I have all of the symptoms. I daydreamed in school unless it was an applied topic that was of high interest to me. However, if it...
Hi, I’m Joey and I am a lifelong boy band fan. It started with New Kids on the Block when I was about 6 years old and continued during high school when *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys were hitting their peaks....
It’s hot outside, y’all! Sunny days are ahead and along with that comes swimming. One of the things my sons look forward to each year is picking out a new swimsuit. If you walk into a department store, you...
I have this “thrill-seeking” mentality. I constantly blame it on enneagrams and how 7s need to constantly find adventure and crazy cool things to get into. As most people just want to travel or meet someone famous on their...
5 Stars for Mean Girls on Broadway {But Make Sure You Check That Age Rating} When I was offered a free set of tickets to go see Mean Girls on Broadway at the Saenger Theater I jumped on the chance...
A few months ago, I wrote about our experience with a school psychological evaluation. Admittedly, it felt like a punch in the gut for me. My Chicken Little brain immediately began picturing every worst-case scenario (a metaphorical falling sky...
My son is in fourth grade. Until recently, he'd never attended a sleepover. Part of this was because I'm generally anti-sleepover, but part of this was due to the social distancing of the past two years. It never came...
“Outsource everything you can afford to.” This was my therapist’s tip to me as I struggled to navigate a particularly overwhelming season of life. She forced me to hang up my “Superwoman” cape and really focus on how I’m...