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Why We Don’t Use Behavior Charts

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. – Albert Einstein Apparently Einstein and I have something in common as am not a fan of reward charts for behavior. I’ve tried them. Sure, at first, they work great. But then, after a little […]

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Bullying: The Word Hasn’t Changed, But the Definition Has

Interesting fact: We never used the word BULLYING in high school. Bullies were jerks who used fists, stole lunch money, and picked on nerds – they weren’t people who were using words. Pranks, no matter how nasty or unkind, weren’t considered bullying. Gossiping and slandering were just people being callous. Bullying was an aggressive, physical […]

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Car Seat Safety: Tips to Protect Your Precious Cargo

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Touro Infirmary. Is your child properly and safely strapped into your car? Many parents know the importance of child passenger safety but a majority of child restraint systems are often used incorrectly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children are more likely to be […]

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Kids in the Kitchen :: Cooking Skills and Safety Rules

Like I mentioned in my last post, despite the benefits, we still get weary about allowing our kids to cook with us. Especially the young ones. The key, is to understand what skills our kids should have at different ages. Having this understanding allows us to safely foster their independence, while allowing us an opportunity to […]

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The Day a Bullet Went Through my Baby’s Bedroom {One Mom’s Plea for Safety}

I remember it like it happened yesterday. It was a quiet evening. I was sitting in the living room, on the sofa, writing a post on my laptop. My 1-year-old daughter was sleeping in our bedroom because she had a cough keeping her up at night. My husband was folding some clothes in the kitchen. […]

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The Best of New Orleans Moms Blog :: The Top 10 Posts of 2016

2016 was quite the 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 2016 New Orleans Moms Blog had over 1.3 million page views, reached more than 740,000 unique readers, provided supplies and monetary support to […]

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Does Organic Really Matter? {How to Choose Cleaner Products When It Matters Most}

 Does Organic Really Matter? There is a lot of hype and sometimes controversy about the word “organic.” And though most people staunchly embrace or refuse the idea of organic living, there seems to be some confusion about what it means. Before you read further, please know my intentions are not to use scare tactics or guilt […]

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My Family’s Top 10 Peanut Allergy Friendly Restaurants

New Orleans is a city of notable cuisine. And of course, we enjoy it any time we want. And perhaps we even take it for granted every now and then. But as a peanut allergy mom, I know that there are restaurants who understand and accommodate. Then, there are the restaurants who just don’t get […]

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