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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. 

As the Momma behind The School Bakery, I often think about what it means to be a part of all the little's birthdays. How it’s this reoccurring, yearly moment, that begins on this day that we anticipate greatly for...
As I made lunch for my two-year-old yesterday, I was reminded yet again of how thankful I am that we pursued baby-led weaning with both her and her five-year-old sister. Our firstborn, who is now seven, was fed, with...
September is Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Awareness Month. If you’re a NICU mama, past or present, you are aware of the NICU. The fear, the worry, the constant beeping sounds, the helplessness. But also the depth of love,...
New Orleans Schools Like many facets of New Orleans living, our elementary, middle, and high schools are like no other place in the world. If you have a child who will attend school here in the next year or even...
A couple of weeks ago, I snapped at my daughter. I was watching a television show while folding laundry, and I had to pause my show no less than 3 times in a ten-minute period because she kept coming...
Hear This "Mommy, hear this." That was what my now 17-year-old would tell me as a toddler when she wanted me to tell me something. To be honest, there were days I was told to "hear this" upwards of 100...
I consider myself very resourceful and one of my top resources are various Facebook groups! I am in a TON of Facebook groups and go to them often for tips and advice. What is a Facebook group? Facebook groups are online...
While it still may be hot outside, September is here! Grab yourself a Pumpkin Spice Latte and take a look at our September Guide. Our monthly guide for all of our favorite family friendly activities taking place in and...
Vague title, huh? I know we are in a technologically infused world. But why are we rushing to give our young children cell phones? I understand giving them the phone that can call Mom, Dad, or 911. Do they really...
Editor's Note :: this post is written by a local mom, whose feelings explained below are 100% valid. Both New Orleans Mom and the author of this post know and empathize with those women who struggle to conceive and/or...
School is underway, and that means it’s time for your phone to be a buzz with the mommy group chats again. We are fortunate to live in a time where instant access to all things school-related is at our...
Want to dine out at a peanut allergy friendly restaurant in New Orleans? We know it can be hard to accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies so we have put together a list of the best restaurants in New Orleans...
Dear little love, Your mama is a planner with control issues, so finding out we were pregnant with you– our third, unplanned baby– felt like my whole world was flipped upside down. I spent almost my entire pregnancy in denial,...
Did You Know There is a Nationwide Blood Shortage? Last year, one of my son’s friends needed a blood transfusion, and my son’s school had reached out to all the parents with information letting everyone know about the blood drive...