stepmoms

Stepmonster No More 

Meet two mothers who cherish the stepmoms in their children’s lives  Stepmother. Often preceded by the word “evil.” It’s Cinderella’s fault, she of the ragged dress and thankless tasks, set to spend all eterni...

Letting Go Again 

Purging your home of childhood artifacts doesn’t mean erasing the memories  About four years ago I wrote about letting go when it was time for my daughter, Olivia, to move away to college.   Much to my surpri...

Meet Mompreneur Kanako Asai Richard of Kawaii NOLA

Kanako Asai Richard owns Kawaii NOLA on Magazine Street. She recently spoke with Nola Family about her business and life as a mom. Kanako Asai Richard has always been a fan of Japan’s “culture of cute.” Her fa...

Meet Mompreneur Nilong Vyas of Sleepless in NOLA!

Nilong Vyas of Sleepless in NOLA helps parents get their babies to sleep better Nilong Vyas, Sleepless in NOLA As a pediatrician, Nilong Vyas heard countless stories from frustrated parents about kids who we...

When You’re a Young Mom with Breast Cancer

They gave her something to live for.    At 4 a.m. Elise Angelette (pictured above with her children; photo by Candra George, My Creative Reality) would offer up a bargain with God. She would be sick. She would...

5 Things You Should Know About the Zika Virus

Sponsored article While the New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board wages an impressive war against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which can carry the Zika virus, it’s still seriously scary—and a growing c...
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Water Birthing

  Written by Maria Barrios   Water babies   Why moms are turning to the tub to labor and deliver   By Maria Barrios Raina Zelinski-Wahnsiedler wasn’t committed to labor...
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The Rising Popularity Of C Sections

Written by Tara McLellan  We see the statistics continue to rise. Moms in the United States are having more births by cesarean section than ever before. In fact, preliminary reports from the National Cente...