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We’re NINE New Orleans Moms Stronger :: Meet Our New Contributors

We are thrilled to introduce our community to nine new members of the New Orleans Moms Blog team. Each one is a dynamic, warm and inspiring New Orleans mom, and we can’t wait for you all to get to know them both online and in person at any of our upcoming events. We are humbled and […]

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Bloom Mother’s Day Brunch 2017 {Event Recap}

Disclosure :: Our annual Bloom Mother’s Day Brunch was sponsored by the beautiful Maison Lafitte in Mandeville. Last Sunday, the New Orleans Moms Blog team, along with several community members and expectant New Orleans area mothers, filled the gorgeous Maison Lafitte in Mandeville for a fun-filled brunch to celebrate motherhood. Table Sponsors We would like to take a moment to recognize […]

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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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2017 New Orleans Mom of the Year Winner!!

We are excited to announce that the winner of our 2017 New Orleans Mom of the Year is :: Naomi Lavergne Smith {Nominated by :: Hannah Szubinski} I have known my best friend Naomi since we were born. She is the most loyal and loving friend you could ever have. She has a Masters in Early and […]

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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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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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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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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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