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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. 

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In a house of three rambunctious boys, I always worry that the inevitable is coming: soon, we will likely be all-consumed by sports and the crazy schedules that go with them.  But I’m not a sports mom. I don’t think...
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The 4 Frozen Foods Every Busy Parent Needs On Hand I truly enjoy cooking for my family. We make 2 big grocery trips twice a month and plan our meals in two-week chunks. Most of the time, we stick to...
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Dear Sister, The last words I said to you were “I don’t want to be your friend.” That came from a place of hurt. It didn’t mean anything. But if I had known those were going to be the last...
40 Things I Just Simply Don't Understand There are things in life I would like to understand, but probably never will. I recently asked my Facebook friends for their opinions: what are things that occur or exist, that just do...
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