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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. 

A girl’s sweet sixteen is supposed to be amazing. Sixteen is the age of the driver’s license and, with it, a sense of independence and the feeling of being one step closer to adulthood. Like any typical teenager, I woke...
This 2021 Christmas season in New Orleans is sure to be a BRIGHT one filled with so much more opportunity than last year for family-friendly activities, traditions, and LIGHTS! There’s no denying that many of us are in need...
Last night, I finally had the conversation with my boys that I honestly have been avoiding because {full disclosure} it made me uncomfortable, I worried about my words (or lack there of) and because I didn't want to "steal...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children's Hospital. How to Avoid Summer Weight Gain in Kids Summer is the highest risk time for children to gain extra weight. Based on several studies performed over the last ten years in various locations...
What is in a name? Or an email address? Maybe have had the same AOL one for years. Or maybe you got your email address in 2003 from Yahoo and never looked back. I technically have three … my...
One of the great joys of raising children is how often we find ourselves on the precipice of a new experience. New beginnings are a fairly regular part of life for children (and their parents) – a new school...
Before I was the confident mother I am today, I was just a woman in her early 20s with a hair crisis. My hair was falling out. It was damaged again, this time the worst ever from chemical straightening kits,...
The hardest thing for me to do was leave my six week old daughter to go back to a job I hated. Hate is a strong word. But it accurately fits my emotions towards my job as an overworked case...
On any given day if you were to ask me "Who is your favorite child?," I would have a straight answer for you. However, it would be different depending on the day. I have two children who are completely...
My foray into fatherhood was different. Our first child, Kohl, was born with global brain damage due to a lack of blood and oxygen to the brain during labor and delivery. Our second child, Amelia, was born about two-and-a-half...
Children who suffer from trauma. Children who are neglected. Children who are abused. Children who need love, Children who need stability. Children who need attachment. Sadly, the overwhelming number of children in foster care outnumbers the number of available...
When I was pregnant for the first time and later as a new mom, the former Uptown location of ZukaBaby (German for sweet baby), then owned by Erin Pelias, was my home base. I had a baby registry there...
All. The. Allergies. My eight-year-old has ALL. THE. ALLERGIES. He has nine anaphylactic allergies (none of which are airborne) and handfuls of environmental allergies. After his allergy testing, his doctor said she has never seen so many allergens come back with results...
Let me start off by saying that this is imperfect. I am imperfect. My husband is imperfect. YOU will also be imperfect at gentle parenting and that is okay. I have moments where I grit my teeth and curse. Why...