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I come from a family who makes beautiful, smart children by the tons. We are Irish Catholic, and man, do we like to make those stereotypes about not having a television ring with (at least a little bit of) truth. The women are strong, loving mothers, with ample amounts of advice to spare. They have each […]

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That look the other mom gave you at the birthday party. Finding out about a friend’s accomplishment on social media, versus hearing about it firsthand. Your child not being invited on a playdate lately. Life is full of uncertainties and disappointments, but it is not always about us. In fact, when it comes to other […]

The post I Strive to Not Take Things Personally appeared first on New Orleans Moms Blog.

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The kids were gone and so was my wife. My girls weren’t with me. My sisters weren’t there either. I said to myself – “It’s Essence Festival, get up and go you, don’t need someone to go with!” And I did just that, with only one regret of not staying longer. I carefully took out […]

The post That One Time I Attended Essence Festival Alone appeared first on New Orleans Moms Blog.

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You were on your way! We first heard about your journey into our lives around Mother’s Day. To say we were excited was an understatement! You were scheduled to be here around Christmas, and we would get to meet you during our annual trek to your part of the country just a week or so […]

The post The Day You Weren’t Coming Anymore… appeared first on New Orleans Moms Blog.

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Do none of your friends have children the same age as yours? Or have you been wanting to try the new indoor play space in your neighborhood but all of your friends with kids work? Are you a working mom who wants to arrange playdates for her children on the weekend, but all of the […]

The post Introducing :: NOMB Community Neighborhood Groups appeared first on New Orleans Moms Blog.

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Message from the author: please read to the end. When You Don’t Like Your Spouse Some days I don’t like my husband. There are times when he frustrates me to no end. There are moments where I find fault in every action, every word because darn it, he’s just grating my nerves. There are hours when […]

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A little over a year ago, we had to make the decision whether to hold my son back in kindergarten or let him advance to first grade. He was making progress but was obviously not matching up with his classmates. He had his letters down, but reading was not coming to him. He enjoyed going […]

The post Why Repeating Kindergarten Was the Best Option for My Son appeared first on New Orleans Moms Blog.

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After an exhausting and jam packed day, I crawl into my bed looking forward to some much needed rest. Though my body is weary, my mind is just getting started. My thoughts pour in at lightning speed. My heart begins to race. Panic sets in before I can give words to my feelings. Before I […]

The post Worry :: What My Anxiety Looks Like appeared first on New Orleans Moms Blog.

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They say death shows up in threes, which has always stressed me out. But what about illnesses? Broken appliances? Car trouble? Tight finances? Random expenses that have no place in the budget? What number do those show up in? Because I would be willing to say the number does not exist. I have never experienced […]

The post You Have Got to be Kidding Me :: Learning to Get Back Up When Life Keeps Throwing Punches appeared first on New Orleans Moms Blog.

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