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How you're going to sneak veggies into your child's diet is not one of the first things you think of when you become a mom. You also probably don't even consider that your child is going to refuse said...
For the past three or four years, my husband and I have been living a "Whole 30" lifestyle.  This means we focus on eating real, whole food with minimal added sugar, preservatives, and weird ingredients that you cannot pronounce....
I'm learning the best-laid menu plans for a kid may not work out the way I want them to. As a fitness instructor, clean eating advocate and mom-to-be first-timer, I’m abiding by the dietary safety precautions and sacrifices during my...
Wow!! It's hard to believe that we launched New Orleans Moms Blog FIVE years ago today!! We have published over 2,000 posts written by local moms all across the Greater New Orleans area from the Westbank to Metairie to New...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Touro Infirmary.  For the first 2 to 5 days after delivery, your baby will receive a small amount of colostrum at each feeding, which is a thick, rich milk that is high in...
Becoming a mom for the third time I was determined to breastfeed my newest little girl. I was mentally prepared for a rough go, but I researched, prepared, and waited for her to arrive. Little did I know, our...
Like all things relating to babies, children and raising them, breastfeeding is a topic filled with deeply rooted opinions. Whenever I discuss anything pertaining to motherhood, I do my best to keep it real. Sugarcoating these experiences does nothing...
When my daughter was 6 weeks old, I knew something was not right. She had eczema, screaming fits after feedings, persistent bright red diaper rash, and very unusual digestive sounds (I won't get too graphic). As a new mom,...
My son is a picky eater. For the past two years, he has subsisted mainly off of peanut butter sandwiches and milk. It has been extremely frustrating and, though I know he won't go to college just eating a handful...
There's Nothing to Eat Spring Break is knocking at our door. Summer Break is just around the corner, and don't get me started on weekends. Breaks mean more meals to be served at home, and if food isn't already packed in a...
I've made it through the door, ditched my work shoes, and collapsed onto the couch. "Mommy, can I have a snack?" Sure! I walk into the kitchen and throw a fruit snack/cookie/dry cereal into a bowl. 5 minutes later ... "Mommy, can I...
It had been a very long day. I was grumpy. The kids were grumpy. My husband was exhausted after a marathon training session, and I was about to leave them all for a much needed girl's dinner with family....
Reasons Why I am Teaching My Toddler How to Cook My favorite part of the day is cooking dinner. No, really. It is. There's just something about preparing a meal for my family that relaxes me. I'd like to think...
How Going Gluten Free Saved My Family (Part 1 of 3) My daughter has been screeching hysterically in the back seat for almost 40 minutes, refusing or unable to tell me what's wrong. She's in full-on meltdown mode, fighting against her car seat for...