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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. 

Dear Parents,  Before I share my PSA, here’s a little bit about me. I’m a mom of 2 girls, ages 14 & 16. Their dad and I have raised them to be kind, honest and responsible. We teach them to...
When I was pregnant, I was certain that I was going to be a battery-free, wooden toys kind of mom. I read all the “stuff” that made me basically cringe at the thought of any toy with an on-and-off...
Last Monday, while in the throes of getting my household ready for the day, I received 2 texts from “USAA Fraud Department” alerting me that 2 large transactions were attempted on my debit card. Before I even had time...
This story isn’t necessarily about religion, but it does start in a church. My husband and I take our three sons to mass at a Catholic church every weekend. As expected, my boys can struggle sitting quietly through an hour-long...
Rewards and positive reinforcement are the key to any good potty-training method. But when the training takes an unexpectedly long and messy path like ours did, the rewards tend to get just as grandiose as the process. The promise...
Everyone that knows me (or even just follows me on social media) knows that I am very into true crime. More specifically though, following current cases of missing people and unsolved murders. There has been a new term emerging over...
As I’ve shared before, I am currently an exclusive pumper — for the third time. I have been blessed to have had an oversupply of breastmilk all three times, so over the years I’ve found ways to "manage the...
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As I was doing my normal “phone storage cleanup,” I came across two “journal entries” in my iPhone notes. One from 2016 and one from 2017. The reason the years are important are because it was 2 major milestones...
On Sunday, I opened my dryer up and started to pull out the warm, freshly cleaned clothes, but as I did so, I noticed specks of color. A closer inspection of one of the specks revealed a waxy substance,...
About a year ago, we started on a Clean Eating Journey I like to call it. It wasn’t my idea, but my husband’s. Its been a long journey with personal up and downs about it all but overall a...
One of the biggest challenges when we welcomed our third child was the realization that we were outnumbered. In any given moment, there is one more kid than we have the capacity to give individual attention to. As our...
If you're a co-sleeper and you read that title, I'm willing to bet a little bit of cringe grazed your face. Or maybe that's just me bitter and exhausted from having the same conversation for a decade. Why are people...