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Fifth Grade Smarty Pants My oldest child is in the fifth grade. Old enough to be able to communicate to me if he's having trouble in a certain subject and just stubborn enough to think he doesn't need to try...
Last year, women in the United States earned 80 cents on average for every dollar a man earned. And sadly, Louisiana’s gender wage gap remains one of the worst in the country. Lawmakers recently reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act,...
It's NOT About the Creepy Girl :: Lessons From the Momo Hysteria By now, we've all seen the creepy, bug-eyed girl with the long black hair jumping through our screens. These posts are shared by well-intentioned parents, caregivers, grandmas and...
My husband and I have known each other since I was sixteen. Let’s be clear, it was NOT love at first sight. We met through a summer program and were frenemies for about 4 years. We reconnected again when my...
I was late to the Marie Kondo movement on Netflix. You are more likely to find me watching Evil Genius, The Staircase, or some other crime thriller than a show about home makeovers. But the more and more I...
10 Clues You Are a Working Mom During Mardi Gras Motherhood is a constant struggle for work-life balance. Family pressures are constant, but what does it look like when you add Carnival season to the mix? Companies tend to be...

Mind Your Own Uterus

Once you become a mom (you haven’t even gone to your 6 week check up mind you), the question is “when are you gonna have another one?” Excuse me, but can you mind you own uterus?  This blog post is dedicated...
The Big Kid Sleepover My son recently turned 11. Birthday parties aren't as cool as they used to be, though video games are very "in." Sleepovers are the best thing ever, but how many boys can I have sleep at...
Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. I am just a mom searching for a good night's sleep.  A little over two years ago I began waking up in the middle of the night with severe ear pain.    It started out...
2018 was another successful year for New Orleans Moms Blog. We truly value, appreciate and respect each and every one of you and the community we’ve built together. We are proud that in 2018, New Orleans Moms Blog had over...
Our Elf We got our Elf on the Shelf in 2012. I thought it would be a fun way to get into the Christmas spirit and help motivate the kids to behave and get along. For the most part, she's...
Jolabokaflod Last year, I read about Jolabokaflod, or the Yule Book Flood; a tradition that takes place in Iceland. I was so excited to start this tradition in my own family, especially after watching Frozen's Holiday Special ten-thousand times and feeling...
As we hope all of our readers know, feedback from local New Orleans moms is VERY important to us. We work tirelessly to bring the moms of New Orleans resources, events, guides, giveaways and information that will make your...
What's a Charter School? Charters are public schools that operate outside of the traditional Parish School System, though some are still authorized and overseen by the local school board (Type 1 & 3). Type 2, 4 & 5 are BESE authorized, which means...

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Yesterday, Mommas around town woke up to the unpleasant shock of thunderstorms, flooding, and tornado warnings. Our kids were picked up from camp (if...

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