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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. 

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...
You'll hear me say a lot, "one of the first things that went through my head when I found out we were having triplets was..." followed by something like this: - "we'll have to get a minivan." - "I guess I'll...
April 19th, 2010. I can’t believe it was almost three years ago. That was the day I became a MOM. I remember hearing my sweet baby boy cry for the first time, laying eyes on him and immediately understood that...
I am going to start this post with a confession that may surprise you. I exclusively breastfed but it really irritates me when people only portray the positive traits of breastfeeding. While the La Leche League is a lovely...
When I was pregnant I decided that I would be neutral on the breastfeeding issue. I didn’t feel strongly either way but wanted to give it a try. My philosophy was: if it works, great; if not, no worries....
When I was pregnant, I never planned to breastfeed. I don't really have any good reasons why, but it just wasn't on my radar. Perhaps it's because I was formula fed myself, or perhaps it's because I was insanely...
Several years ago, before Jane was even a twinkle in my eye, I decided I wanted to make my own baby food. I think my desire to do so stemmed from my odd love of the 1980s movie Baby Boom with...
My child has a peanut allergy. While this is something that we deal with every day, I am focused on not letting this allergy interfere with her daily life. I am against taking the "bubble kid" approach; she goes...
As first time mothers, we all recall those hazy, sleep-deprived days of new parenting, when the idea of getting dressed for the day translates to changing from your nightgown, pulling your hair into a pony tail and putting on...
I was born in the beautiful state of Louisiana in spring of 1980. My mother fondly recalls each year as my birthday approaches how the flowers were all in bloom when they brought me home from the hospital and...
What goes up must come down. True or false? I never really gave it much thought until I started to write this post. I’m probably giving my age away, but do any of you remember having to manually use...
New parents often ask, "When should my child first see a dentist?" From what I've read, the short answer is "first visit by first birthday." That's the view of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. And most pediatricians agree. I...
I woke up with the baby the last two nights. Well, I changed her dirty diaper this morning. I take care of paying the bills and making all the doctor appointments. But I take care of keeping the yard cut and take the...
There is something about the birth of a baby that will bring out all sorts of parenting advice from all over. In fact, I'm pretty sure that the day I announced I was pregnant the words of wisdom flowed regularly...