Happy, Healthy and Holistic

  How these local parents are taking a natural approach to treating their children’s illnesses                        Tammy Fisse had nearly given up on finding a treatment that would help soothe her dau...

Meet Mompreneur Dora Cullen of Shoe-Nami

Dora Cullen was working in real estate and ready to start a family when her sister, Popi Nicopoulos, suggested opening a shoe store together. Though she had studied art history, anthropology and archaeology at ...

Keeping the Peace

How to deal with toddler temper tantrums in public If you’re a parent, you’ve faced the dilemma of dealing with a child’s challenging behavior in public. And chances are there have been times when you wished t...
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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...