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The Kids’ Castle at Lakeside Mall is a Fairy Tale for both Children and Parents

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Lakeside Shopping Center but all opinions are our own.  The Kids’ Castle at Lakeside Shopping Center opened last year, and it has quickly earned the stamp of approval from New Orleans area families. The fairy tale themed play space was thought up and heralded by a group of […]

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Too Bougie To Breastfeed

When I found out I was pregnant, I had already made up my mind that I would NOT breastfeed. I never knew anyone who did and I was not going to feel comfortable doing it. All I could think about was my boobs! No saggy tatas for me! No way! And what about the inconvenience of […]

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NOLA Moms Need to Know :: New Orleans Activities in July 2018

Happy July! Don’t let the heat keep you from enjoying the rest of the summer with these exciting events around the city! This is in no way intended to be a comprehensive event guide {we maintain a full calendar of events right here}. We’ve pulled out a select number of events for your family to enjoy […]

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New Orleans Moms Blog Reader Survey :: Share Your Feedback To Win $150 To Target!

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 lives easier and hopefully more fun. When you all speak (constructively, of course!), we listen. We […]

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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 :: 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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Five Things I Would Tell the “New Mom” Me

At 25, I became the mother to a beautiful, healthy, perfect baby girl. Feeling the warmth radiate from her body, inhaling that intoxicating new baby smell, coming to grips with the knowledge that somehow I had created this perfect, pure being –  the range of emotions I felt were from incandescently happy to pure panic. […]

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