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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. 

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I have given birth five times, and I can remember every detail from each delivery. I remember asking as soon as my first baby was born if she had all her fingers and toes, and I remember seeing my...
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In what ways do you use breastmilk? It sounds like a silly question on the surface, but there are several ways to use breastmilk aside from feeding your baby. When I searched the internet for alternative uses for breastmilk, I...
There is never a shortage of things to do in New Orleans with kids, but Mardi Gras takes the (king) cake! If you are looking for family-friendly Mardi Gras events in New Orleans and the surrounding area, we have...
My husband started coaching over 20 years ago, before we started our family. This October we will be married for 25 years. We have two daughters, Ainsley (20) and Shelby (17), and our family dog PJ, 7 years old...
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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...
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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...
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...