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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. 

Apple Watch Versus Gizmo :: What Smart Watch To Buy For Your Kids It's Christmas time, and smart watches are at the top of a lot of children's Christmas lists. We should tell you that - you may have to...
Does Anyone In Your Party Have Allergies? This question is a fairly new and fairly common question these days; it seems to be asked at almost all restaurants and even theme parks. When filling out our annual back-to-school questions, it...
I recently posted about some of the social media “sayings” that have irked my nerves for quite some time. Little did I know, I was not alone, and better yet, so many others had so many other examples.  With...
Full disclosure: This post was written with the complete permission of my son. He has read it and approved its publishing. That said, we've chosen to publish it anonymously. This post is part 2 of a 5-part series, following...
Santa Claus is coming to town! The holidays are officially here and New Orleans Mom has compiled a comprehensive Holiday Guide with dozens of things to do with kids in New Orleans this holiday season. To get in the...
We are searching for a new neighborhood! Our family has expanded since our DINK days, and we are in need of more space. This may or may not be forever for us, so I’m spending lots of time researching and...
When I was pregnant with my now eight year old boys, I did a lot of daydreaming. I thought about the conversations we would have as they got older, and about watching them learn and grow. They said all of...
Why I Teach My Children that Hanukkah Is Not The “Festival of Lights” I love the holidays - the time off, the joy, the gifts, the quality time with the people I love. I’m Jewish and my husband was raised...
Full disclosure: This post was written with the complete permission of my son. He has read it and approved its publishing. That said, we've chosen to publish it anonymously. This is Part 1 of a 5-part series. Part 2....
It’s our most favorite time of year, moving on from turkey to latkes, a family favorite! Our family chooses to celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas and enjoys using the weekend after Thanksgiving to start decorating! Hanukkah takes over our...
For years, I have been involved in a love-hate relationship. And no, I am not talking about my husband, but his winter mistress: hunting season. From September to February, I have a sister wife that used to not do...
Dear Santa, I'm typing this while I joyfully listen to Christmas music playing through the Echo Dot you so kindly brought our family last year. I've also already watched my first Christmas Rom-Com, bought wrapping paper, put up a few...
A few years ago, within 12 months' time, our family lost two of its special members.  My father, “Papa” to my kids, died soon enough before Christmas to leave us still in shock through that holiday.  But before the...
As I was sitting in bed one night, scrolling through Twitter, I came across an article that caught my eye - “Switching Jobs Often Can Lead to Higher Income.” I started to read it and realized something. Gone are...