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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. 

'Tis the season to be jolly, am I right? One of my favorite things about the holidays is pajamas. As a child, I remember on Christmas Eve when my mom and her sisters would give all the kiddos matching...
The holiday season is fast approaching, and wish lists are being built! I know there’s a call for experience-based gifts over physical toys, but truth be told, at the risk of my house bursting at the seams with more...
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. As I'm typing this though, my house isn't cheery and full of fall activities and giggles. I'm not soaking it all in, enjoying a pinterest-perfect house with a warm cup of coffee. Nah. I'm...
We've got our hands full. Lest we forget, the old man in the grocery store will remind us. Our google calendar alerts will remind us. The constant go-go-go of our weekend will remind us. The to-do list that never...
So many things come to mind when becoming a parent. As everyone says, parenting does not come with an instruction manual. Boy, do I wish it did. One of the instructions I wish came into play is the search...
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If you haven't heard, the Jefferson Parish Parks and Recreation Department (JPRD) recently revealed plans to redesign and repurpose six parish playgrounds. Citing lack of enrollment for recreational sports, the Parish has devised new plans for those playgrounds with...
It’s the end of the first quarter, and per usual, many students are suddenly very worried about their grades. I’ve conferenced with students about why their grades are what they are, and I’ve reminded them that they have ample...
Halloween is behind us, and Thanksgiving is in a few short weeks! Events are happening all over the metro area. Check out our monthly guide for all of our favorite family-friendly activities taking place in and around New Orleans...
As I am typing this, it’s now Day 15 of my Autumn Reset. Two weeks down and one more to go! It’s been both an eye opening and beautiful journey all at the same time. I feel good, I...
Please do not be offended. It is nothing personal. I promise. Cross my heart. I would rather someone send me snail mail than call me to talk about mostly nothing. I literally live on the phone. I work remotely at...

The Up-Side Of ADHD

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Trust me when I say, I know how hard ADHD can be. While my son was only recently diagnosed with ADHD, I had suspected it for quite some time. He exhibits many of the “tell-tale” behaviors associated with ADHD,...
Besides our slightly different shades of hair, you could easily mistake a photo of my daughter at age eight for me when I was her age. We have blue eyes, slender frames, and long legs. But our similarities run...
After I had kids, I found it difficult to get in the mood or want anything to do with sex. Prior to having kids, my husband and I had a great sex life. Once or twice a week was...