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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. 

With Halloween close arriving, I wanted to make parents aware of a new threat. I am a physician, specifically a physician for the female body, an OBGYN. I am also a mother of two teenagers and a 10-year-old. A few...
I used to LOATHE running. During the Covid-19 pandemic, I started running as an act of desperation -- a way to stay active and enjoy the outdoors while quarantined. I quickly fell in LOVE. After 3 months I ran...
Parents, teachers, school administrators, and school boards are experiencing the same problems at home and in school - kids are obsessed with electronics. Social media, gaming, endless videos, and binge-watching at home are leading to anxiety, depression, lack of...

I Hate VAM

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VAM scores have just been released, and, if you don’t know what I’m talking about, you probably don’t know any teachers. So, here’s VAM in a nutshell. The Value Added Model determines how much value a teacher has added to an...
The first quarter of school always flies by. It takes a solid two weeks for kids to shake off the summer just in time for Labor Day holiday. New teachers, new classmates, fall sports, school fairs, and BAM! It...

Learning to Say Yes

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Even before I had kids, I kind of figured I would be a strict parent. I like rules; they make me feel safe. But as time has gone on and I’ve gotten more parenting experience, I’ve softened, and I...
I’ve said the statement “I’m drowning” more times than I’d care to admit since the school year began. I am currently being swept under by the wave of school pressures that come with having a first and third grader....
I'm entering a new era of parenthood, as my oldest just started middle school. With the first quarter wrapping up, I've been reflecting on all the things I want my son to know as he enters this next stage....
New Orleans Mom loves to share tips on the best places to eat (and drink) in New Orleans. We are so excited that a new wine bar is coming to Old Metairie, as we first shared in June 2022....
My sons recently started high school. Not only that, they left the school they had been at for 11 years (they could have stayed) so for only the second time, they were starting at a school where they knew...
A year or so ago, when I found out that Hocus Pocus 2 was really happening, after years of rumors, I was beyond excited. I had visions of a big watch party with tons of themed treats. The original...
October is here! Check out our monthly guide for all of our favorite family friendly activities taking place in and around New Orleans this month! This is in no way intended to be a comprehensive event guide {we maintain a...
I work in an office setting, spending more of my lunch breaks than I’d care to admit sitting at my desk, finishing a task between meetings, or catching up on the news from the morning. Occasionally I’ll pop downstairs...
The start of this school year has been ROUGH. As a teacher, I’ve never felt stretched so thin, and as a mother whose youngest started kindergarten, I’m struggling to balance three school schedules, activities, and homework. My greatest personal challenge,...