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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. 

Overnight Oats :: How 15 Minutes on a Sunday Can Change Your Entire Week for the Better I've never really been a daily breakfast person. Weekend breakfast? Sure, let's try whatever new thing is making the rounds on TikTok! Brunch? Well, obviously....
Spa Day at Home with your Kids to Melt the Stress Away Ever feel the to-do list getting longer and longer? Feel like you aren’t spending enough time with your kid? Do you get the “why are you always working?”...
Perfect Timing For Easter: See JPAS's Jesus Christ Superstar This Week I've loved theater for as long as I can remember, ever since my parents brought me to see Beauty and the Beast at the Saenger when I was little....
Every year I get excited when spring rolls around again, looking forward to warm summer days coming soon. Pool days, beach vacations, and lots of fun in the sun. However, that usually comes with summer clothing which includes shopping for...
15 Reasons Why Every Mom Needs A Vacuum Sealer (Even If You’re Not That Into Cooking) As a lover of all things food - and kitchen gadget-related, I’ve been known to sing the praises of my favorite appliances from time...
Soon after we had our third child, my husband and I realized that being outnumbered as parents is more than just having more little mouths than you can feed at once or more littles needing to be held than...
6 Viral Brands I Love How often, as you are scrolling through your Facebook or Instagram feed, do you come across an advertisement for something that catches your attention but you wonder if the product or company is any good?...
A Guide to Decorated Cookies in the New Orleans Area (And Other Fun Custom Sweet Treats) If you are looking for decorated cookies for next birthday party, holiday event, sporting event or just love a special decorated cookie, we've got...
For the Love of Lists My husband and I are getting ready to go on a trip, and in the throes of last-minute packing, I sat down, gathered all my lists around me, and started cross-checking them. My husband looked...
A Love Letter To Our Leading Lady of Weather As I got home from work today, I did my daily scroll down Facebook to see what I missed during my busy afternoon. I let out a loud “awww man!” that...
My mom put me in dance class at the ripe age of 18 months, just to get me socialized since I was ATTACHED to her hip. Needless to say, I loved it because I danced until I was 25...
Spend Your Next Vacation at Great Wolf Lodge :: Impressive Safety Measures and Staff Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange, Georgia should definitely be on your bucket list. This indoor water park and adventure park was an excellent vacation that felt...
...and the only people who would have not been surprised were my spouse and my therapist. Why am I writing about this? Because until I found myself at my lowest, I truly did not understand what people meant by "check on your...
The Fear & Loathing of Summer Day Camps Summer is coming! In my youth, this meant sleeping in, eating whatever sugary cereal I could find, and spending my days riding bikes and bouncing between my friends’ houses. Sometimes I’d swing by...