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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. 

Saving My Sanity This Summer When I first became a Teacher-Mom, I had grand visions of filling my summers with family fun and quality time, but I was so far off from reality. As my girls get older, the challenges...
With my post running on my dad's birthday, I just couldn't help but write a post about him. But what about him? I could write about how patient he is, or how he's been there for me, etc., but that...
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...
Do you know how much college will cost in 18 years? The answer may be hard to fathom. For those of us who have attended college, we probably have a hard time remembering exactly how much it cost. In...
In 1947, the founders of the Krewe of Thoth intentionally planned their Uptown route with "institutions that care for persons with disabilities and illness" in mind. For decades, the Krewe of Thoth has brought Mardi Gras joy to pediatric...
A new medical diagnosis is something that I know I am not alone in. It might be your child, your self, or your family member. Many of us have crossed this bridge or will at some point. It's a grief...
Like many others, I was furloughed when the Covid-19 quarantine began. At the time, it was a relief. My kids were home from school, so I wouldn't have to worry about scrambling for childcare. We are lucky that we...
New Baby, New Job When I was preparing for the arrival of my second child, I was also preparing for a career shift. Some people may recommend against making large life decisions while also navigating the raging unpredictability of pregnancy,...
Yup, I said it. Christmas shopping. It's September, which means it is time to start on my shopping list. I am not sure exactly what it is about Christmas, but I love it. I love the lights, the music,...
I'm sitting on the couch, doing absolutely nothing. Not watching TV, looking at my phone, or reading a book. I’m just staring at the wall. But here's the kicker -- I have a boat load to do. When I left work...
Disclosure: this is a sponsored post by a new local company, ¡Vamonos NOLA!, who will be hosting their inaugural year of Spanish Immersion Summer Camp this summer! With so few options for Spanish learning camps in New Orleans, we are thrilled to bring...
As I write this from a hotel room in Portland, Oregon, I'm on day four of a five day business trip. Because the company I work for is 100% distributed (i.e., there is no central office, everyone works from...
Disclaimer: I am not a child psychologist or an expert on this topic in any way. I am just a mom trying to figure out how to raise my children to be aware and safe when they are not...
We moved to New Orleans when I was pregnant with my first child. Thus in the early months of first time motherhood, I didn't know many (okay, any) other new mothers. As I'm sure you know, there is NOTHING...

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