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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. 

Living in New Orleans, I started looking at schools about twelve months before I planned to enroll my eldest daughter in an early elementary childhood program. I wanted to make sure that I had the full picture about the schools...
To the mom on her phone: I know there's this new surge of posts about not judging moms on their cellphones while their kids play at the park. They could be doing work, or they might just need a break....
I just returned from visiting friends and family in France. I was particularly excited about going back because I met with old friends who now also have kids. My husband and I were first to have children among our...
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...
I know this could be considered a controversial opinion, but I’ll say it: I love football. Something about the changing of seasons from Summer to Fall gives me all the football feels. The three reasons I have so much love...

The Change-Up

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I often get asked which twin is the {insert adjective here} twin. The outgoing one, the quiet one, the funny one, the good one, the mischievous one. I cannot honestly answer these questions for the long term, because they...
I stood in the doorway, tears streaming down my face. My oldest son’s eyes, wide with confusion and regret, trying to figure out which of his complaints had caused this awkward, silent, sobbing. I took a deep breath and...
Mornings are hectic. I only have one child (2 year old boy), and it’s a mad dash to get out the door every day. Between trying to get him to finish breakfast, brush his teeth and get dressed, it...
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" That’s a question every kid gets asked-probably on a weekly basis. When I was little, I wanted to be a veterinarian and a mommy. That first dream led me...
I’ve always considered myself a very driven, determined and business minded person. My husband has the same drive and business savvy, which is why I am very lucky to have him as my business partner. Although, there are ups...
My New (School) Year Resolutions Now that I have finally admitted that I am in fact, in my mid-thirties and a pretty darned responsible mother, the beginning of the school year is infinitely more significant than the start of an...
As native New Orleanians, my husband and I are proud to call NOLA home once again. For "school" I went to Mount Carmel Academy and even completed my degree in architecture in New Orleans, at The School of Architecture,...
Until recently, I had no idea what an art cart was and how incredibly engaging one would be for our four year old. Like me, Jane is a highly emotional perfectionist who likes to please people and desperately wants to...
Well, mommas, we made it. It might not have been easy, pretty, or ideal, but we somehow managed to walk our kids through 9 weeks of a school year in our homes. As we look ahead to the reopening...