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Last Thursday I found myself at the red light on the corner of South Carrollton and Palmetto. As I glanced around, I saw the new wholesale complex being completed whose doors open in mid September: Costco. As I drove...
Advanced Maternal Age As an advanced maternal aged mother, Family Planning was an ongoing statement that I used so often during my pregnancy. Ironically, the term “advanced maternal age“ was new to me and I was curious as to why...
We meet again. It's been a little over 5 years since I've seen you. Your noise is unforgettable and your bright yellow color is as vibrant as before. What am I referring to? It's my Medela pump. I pumped for...
Every day, I fail as a parent. Every day, I set expectations for myself I know I’ll never meet. Every day, I yell at my children. Every day, I am on my phone too much. Every day, I forget something important I needed...
Diagnosis: My Daughter Has Apraxia of Speech According to a blog I refer to frequently, “Childhood Apraxia of Speech is a relatively uncommon speech disorder. It is a neurological disorder caused by problems with motor planning and programming of the...
My darling girls, I hope by the time you become mothers , things will be different. I hope you don't have to defend your choice to breastfeed in public, to bottle feed from day one, stay at home, or go back...
Dear Me, I see you at the end of baby boy's first year in a great place with nursing. You surmounted all the early obstacles, you're way past that feeling of only being a boob, and it's a bonding experience...
As we hope all of our readers know, feedback from local New Orleans moms is VERY important to us. We work tirelessly to bring the moms of New Orleans resources, events, guides, giveaways and information that will make your...
I may have just made a very smart move! Thanks to a link sent by Ashley a few months back, I was introduced to the concept of baby-led weaning. I, like many, was confused at first by the name,...
Here are my credentials: 4.5 years of breastfeeding experience with two different children La Leche League certified leader with 2.5 years of experience leading an LLL group, keeping up with the latest research, and attending educational conferences on breastfeeding But...

All Moms Are Wonder Women

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Just recently, I went to a superhero themed birthday party for my best friend’s daughter. The party was adorable, complete with a Wonder Woman cake made by a friend, who is additionally, a mother. As my dear friend and I...
When we first started chatting with David from Akashic Reiki, we honestly weren't certain what to think about the practice of Reiki itself. Most of us had never heard of it. As we researched this ancient practice, we were intrigued...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by The Parenting Center. Creating Holiday and Family Rituals with Your Children As holidays approach, the demands on families increase dramatically. But what children need from parents is time and attention, which may be in...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children's Hospital of New Orleans. “Her feet turn in.” “She’s tripping and falling a lot.” “He’s really bowlegged or knocked kneed.” The infant, toddler and early walking child undergo a lot of changes to their lower...