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In one week, Tripp turns 7. We don’t have a birthday party planned. When I first realized that a party was impractical, I felt so guilty I cried. But then, the more my husband and I talked about it,...
I’ve heard the nightmares; I’ve seen the reality shows; I’ve dreaded the time-consuming role, dance mom. But, with a little girl who’s into all things girly, I couldn’t deny her the opportunity of a dance class, especially since the...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by the Louisiana Children's Museum.  Yes, The New Louisiana Children's Museum Is Worth They Hype I, like many of you, grew up going to Louisiana Children's Museum on Julia Street. I can recall the magic...
We went through the OneApp process and ended up as homeschoolers. It sounds like a joke, right? Well, it’s not! It’s a true story. And apparently one that’s not too uncommon here in New Orleans. My husband and I had...
As a mother of 4, I’m always looking for the quick fix, the easy way out, just straight up convenience. What mommy has time for potty accidents and added stress?! Trying to limit the number of messes to clean...
It’s that time of year where we are doing all of the practical things like buying school supplies and uniforms, going to doctor visits, signing up for after school activities and so on to prepare our kids for the...
It's back to school time in New Orleans and we teamed up with our partners at LCMC Health to share some of our best advice on back to school ... for both kids and parents! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=109&v=s4CaMdqABQk
French Immersion When the boys were little, we knew we wanted them to attend French Immersion School. It’s one of the main reasons we chose to move to New Orleans. While it’s been a journey navigating IEP’s and 504’s, we...
It's my daughter's first year of high school and her first year without a uniform. That's right, no uniforms in high school. In our parish, the public schools have uniforms from K-8th grades, but parents continue to vote "no"...
I Lied I told someone last week that I wasn't sad that my kids were both going to full-time school for the first time. I have to apologize. I lied. That was a big, fat lie. I believed it at...
Most people would not claim summer in New Orleans to be their favorite season. But for me, it stands above the rest as the best season in New Orleans. I will break down the others for you and maybe...
Ohhhh summertime. It’s really a double-edged sword – we love the outdoor activities, homework-free evenings, and longer sunlight days, but at same time we are ready for a change of season for a multitude of reasons (i.e. the heat,...
It’s back to school time and I can barely believe it! The shelves of Target are changing from all things summer and fun to school supplies. It's time to say goodbye to the carefree summer days. With school starting...
My eight year old, just like the average little girl has loved playing with dolls since she was young. First with baby dolls, that resembled her little sister, then graduating like most girls do to the big girl dolls....

 

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