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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. 

My youngest kid is 7 and with three older siblings, he's very often doted on and is the "baby." Despite the babying, he's very intuitive and always absorbing the world around him. He can be sensitive - in the...
Grandparents, Thank You For Being a Part of my Child’s Life Every family dynamic is different. Some children grow up and have a wonderful relationship with their parents. Some had a rough start and no longer are a part of...
TW: this post discusses body image and briefly mentions body dysmorphia. Mother Moon's "I Love My Body" Have you heard of this song-turned-book before? It went viral on TikTok in 2022 and was released as a children's book last year. The song...
May I Have Your Attention? Most families have more than one child which can make life…interesting. Some of us choose to have our kids close in age while others choose to have their kids far apart. I joke that we...
5 Parenting Tips to Prevent Sibling Rivalry During Summer Break Summer break entices us with relaxation and decreased rules, but it can also be a breeding ground for arguments, disappointment, and frustration. With a few ground rules, you can set...
Recently, my friend and New Orleans Mom contributor Joey wrote about her newfound love for audiobooks. I read that blog with a fiery jealousy, thinking to myself, I want that. I’ve also written about my own experience with books– how...
Summertime and the Nursing Body School is out and Memorial Day has just passed. All anyone can talk about is what to do with the kids over the summer or which beach trip / resort stay is the best. What's...
Disclosure :: This post is sponsored but we LOVE bringing all the news about family friendly fun to our New Orleans Mom readers!  Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience is Coming to New Orleans! Playing to sold out houses all over...
Desperately Seeking Night Night :: I Hired An Expensive Sleep Coach, Here's What I Learned It was early on a Sunday morning when I dropped my son off at my parent's house so I could tackle some errands and cleaning....
Confessions From the Postpartum Trenches I am what most people would call a “seasoned” mom. I just gave birth to my third kid and I have a six and four year old at home. In other words, this isn’t my...
Visit the Global Wildlife Center in Folsom, LA Have you ever dreamed of coming face-to-face with animals from around the world, feeding them, and learning about their habitats and behaviors? Look no further than Global Wildlife Center in Louisiana. This...
Saving My Sanity This Summer When I first became a Teacher-Mom, I had grand visions of filling my summers with family fun and quality time, but I was so far off from reality. As my girls get older, the challenges...
Working Mom of Littles :: Why I Hate Summer Break! Summertime is a time of relaxing. A time for vacations. A time for sleeping in. A time for going to bed as late as you want. A time when you...
2024 Summer Reading Programs & Incentives It is that time again for Summer Reading! Many of us have been equipped with assigned reading from our schools by grade level, and often it can be hard to get kids excited to do...

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