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One Simple Tip to Encourage Your Kids to Eat Healthy :: Let Them Cook!

As an occupational therapist, I have a strong desire to encourage independent living skills with my kids. At a very early age, I was encouraging them to dress themselves, brush their own teeth, bathe themselves … any life skill, it didn’t matter, I wanted them to be able to do for themselves. Cooking is one […]

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An Okay Diet is Okay with Me

I’ve tried Whole 30 on several occasions, but the best I could do was “Whole 7.” I’ve tried “diet bets” and lost money not weight. I’ve tried clean eating challenges, and though I learned a lot, I have yet to complete an entire challenge. None of these methods are bad. In fact, I would suggest […]

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The Truth About Head Shape Abnormalities

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children’s Hospital.  The Truth About Head Shape Abnormalities Head shape abnormalities are among the most common problems we deal with in the Neurosurgery clinic at Children’s Hospital. Babies’ head shapes can cause concern for both parents and pediatricians alike. Determining whether a baby has a serious skull problem […]

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Parenting Approaches to Growing Self-Control

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by The Parenting Center. Growing Self-Control Self-control can seem elusive to parents who have spent time chasing young children in the park who aren’t ready to leave, scrubbed crayon marks off walls, and watched a toy launched across the room by a frustrated toddler. Many moms and dads can […]

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my birthday! I am 42 years old. 42 is my lucky number so this is going to be a great year. Right? I mean, I have it tattooed on the back of my neck. It’s classier than that sounds, I think. I hope. Actually, 42 was my dad’s lucky number, but I’ve co-opted […]

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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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Could My Child Have Diabetes? {What to Look For & How to Get Tested}

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children’s Hospital. Could My Child Have Diabetes?  Is your child having to use the restroom more frequently? Waking up in the middle of the night to use the restroom? Or has your previously potty-trained child started wetting the bed again? Is your child thirsty and hungry all the […]

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