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My Journey Through Postpartum Anxiety & Depression :: Recovery {Part 4 of 5}

Author’s note: This is a part of a series written at different stages of my experience with postpartum depression and anxiety. If you feel like something is not right, please reach out. You do not have to suffer. You can read part one of my journey here, part two here, and part three here. I will […]

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New Orleans Moms Blog Turns 5! :: Top 15 Posts of All Time

Wow!! It's hard to believe that we launched New Orleans Moms Blog FIVE years ago today!! We have published over 2,000 posts written by local moms all across the Greater New Orleans area from the Westbank to Metairie to New Orleans to Mandeville to Hammond to Destrehan and even Houma! We truly value, appreciate and respect each [...]
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Boosting Breastmilk Production

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Touro Infirmary.  For the first 2 to 5 days after delivery, your baby will receive a small amount of colostrum at each feeding, which is a thick, rich milk that is high in nutrients. Colostrum eventually transitions into more mature milk, which is higher in volume. However, a […]

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My Journey Through Postpartum Anxiety & Depression :: Getting Help {Part 3 of 5}

Author’s note: This is a part of a series written at different stages of my experience with postpartum depression and anxiety. If you feel like something is not right, please reach out. You do not have to suffer. You can read part one of my journey here and here. I’ve shared how I believed I was healing […]

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My Journey Through Postpartum Anxiety & Depression :: The Chaos Within {Part 2 of 5}

Author’s note: This is a part of a series written at different stages of my experience with postpartum depression and anxiety. If you feel like something is not right, please reach out. You do not have to suffer. You can read part one of my journey here.  I am writing this with the benefit of […]

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Tips for a Safe Summer Road Trip

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by University Medical Center New Orleans. Summer is the perfect time to hit the road, whether for a quick visit to see friends and family, a weekend getaway or a leisurely trip across the country to your favorite vacation spot. Wherever your destination, it’s important to keep safety in […]

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Impetigo … Oh Heck No!

You know how some people say everything has a “good, bad, and an ugly?” I am here to talk about one of the “uglies” of parenting. Those things that make me want to burn my house down such as: scabies, lice, pink eye, pinworms, and any other easily-spreadable, resilient illness. My nemesis at this point […]

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My Journey Through Postpartum Anxiety & Depression :: The Calm Before the Storm {Part 1 of 5}

Writer’s Note :: I wrote this post at 4 weeks, 6 days postpartum. I thought I was adapting to life as a mom of 3 and no longer suffering from the anxious thoughts that plagued me in the early weeks. At the very least, I felt almost “myself” again. I could not have been more […]

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Confessions of a Not-So-Crunchy Mom

Crunchy mom (n): a mom who practices natural living. What’s less-than-crunchy? Not mushy. Crunchy-ish? Crispy? Chewy? Ok, now I’m getting hungry. I’m sure there’s a technical term for it, but to keep things simple, I am sometimes crunchy. I started out pretty crunchy… Breastfeeding: Well, I didn’t plan to breastfeed, but it somehow worked out. We made […]

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2017 Best NOLA Dad :: Nominate YOUR Favorite New Orleans Dad

2017 Best NOLA Dad :: Nominate YOUR Favorite New Orleans Dad It’s that time again! With Father’s Day right around the corner, we wanted to take the time to honor and recognize the amazing dads in our lives. They inspire us and encourage us. They lift us up and challenge us. They are there for us when […]

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