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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. 

Note :: This article is highly sensitive and personal in nature. The opinions and beliefs here are based on the author's life journey. We'd love to hear from you if you can respectfully disagree OR can relate to her...
Let's be honest, I wasn't a saint in my youth. I see the shock register when I run into an acquaintance from my teens or twenties in the grocery store with a pregnant belly and a two year old....
In one week, Tripp turns 7. We don’t have a birthday party planned. When I first realized that a party was impractical, I felt so guilty I cried. But then, the more my husband and I talked about it,...
As I am sure is true for most parents, my goal as Jane’s mother is to do everything I can to help her live a full and joyful life. To become a productive, kind, and good adult. My job...
Disclosure :: Disney Cruise Line sponsored this post by providing my {very lucky} family a five-night cruise on the Disney Wonder. Who would turn down a complimentary vacation, are we right?! That said, all opinions expressed within this post...
Last year, I had to drag my tearful daughter, in full costume, out of the Halloween party at her dancing school. She kept saying over and over through her tears, “But mama, I want to go to my party. I didn’t...
Summer of 2019 has been the most amazing, incredible and unbelievable dream. Even with all that said, it's truly an understatement of what the experience was like at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The journey for our...
Dear Blanche, Oh my beloved Toyota Sienna, although we have only been together a short time you have done so much for us already. The relationship is new but the loyalty runs deep. I had my "dream car" until you...
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Growing up, I only had my grandmother. Sadly, my father‘s parents passed away before I was born, and my mother‘s father passed away when I was four years old. I have very fond memories of my grandmother but always...
Recently, I had conversations with two of my closest friend about them being worried about their perception on social media. Not because of anything controversial, but just pictures of them being themselves or having a good time. Of course,...
I have a 5-year-old who just started school this fall. He loves to learn and is very social. He is generally well adapted to life. He is also mobility challenged. I have a child with different needs. Sometimes he walks independently. Sometimes...
If you would have told me at 6 years old that I would get to meet Madonna or Cyndi Lauper, I think I might have passed out. I could never have imagined getting to meet one of my childhood...