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Family Fun Guide to Hammond, Louisiana {60+ Activities for Everyone}

Family Fun Guide to Hammond {60+ Activities for Families In New Orleans} At the far reaches of the Northshore, the Hammond area is a great place for families outside of New Orleans. For the 10th...
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Time to Pick :: It’s Dewberry Season!

I love this time of year. The flowers, the longer days, the smell of soil and mulch as gardens go in. I’m waking up before my alarm and feeling much lighter as the vestiges...

12 Times I Had to Tell Myself to Sit Down

I am a work-in-progress. One of the ways this is most obvious is with opinions I had to call myself out on. From etiquette to life goals, here’s a brief list of things I...

I Never Really Feel at Home :: Life as a Military Brat

Everywhere I go, I’m always asked the same question: “Where are you from?” I get it. Like the rest of my background, my unique accent tends to seem out of place. I’m a military...

Growing a Dream: This Family Quit Their Jobs and Started a Farm

Growing a Dream: This Family Quit Their Jobs and Started a Farm Before bringing their wildly popular creole tomatoes to the Crescent City Farmers’ Market, the Poché family was just dreaming about launching a farm...

I Didn’t Expect to be This Tired {And Other Downsides of Being a Work-From-Home...

While I love working from home, it’s not all rainbows and unicorns for sure. I am so much busier than I ever was when I worked full time at an office. I wasn’t prepared to...

Making It Work {How I Found Happiness with a Work-From-Home Job}

I used to work in an office 8-5, and I hated it. I found office politics and work relationships draining. The days were too long, and others’ inefficient use of time exhausted me. During...

Roller Coasters, Sharks, Waffles and Other Reasons for a Family Trip to Atlanta

I love to travel, but I also love to budget. So, when I wanted to get out of town during the winter break, I knew exactly where we were going: ATLANTA! Only about 6.5 hours...

Moms, You Are Your Own Best Thing {Say Goodbye to Toxic Motherhood}

Moms, You Are Your Own Best Thing {Say Goodbye to Toxic Motherhood} I am tired of motherhood being synonymous with self-sacrifice. Exhibit A: Sigh, I love being a mother, but it does not define me. The idea...

10 Ways I Stopped Spending Too Much Money on Groceries {Part 2}

10 Ways I Stopped Spending Too Much Money on Groceries {Part 2} In part 1, I revealed some major changes I made to save money on groceries. While I was looking for a job after...

10 Ways I Stopped Spending Too Much Money on Groceries {Part 1}

10 Ways I Stopped Spending Too Much Money on Groceries {Part 1} If you cut your grocery bill by just $10 a week, that’s $520 you can save a year. For some families, that’s just...

Homebirth Vs Baby Friendly Hospital Birth: My Experience

Homebirth Vs Baby Friendly Hospital Birth: My Experience I had a baby at home and another at a birthing center in a baby friendly hospital. Here’s what I learned. On call matters to me. The two things that...

Call Your Kids, NOT Their Professors

Call Your Kids, NOT Their Professors There’s nothing quite like the frustration of watching your child underperform. When you know they can do so much better, it’s hard not to get involved. When you’re paying...

10 Reasons Not to Pump Too Soon

10 Reasons Not to Pump Too Soon I love gadgets. I love my KitchenAid, my crockpots, my immersion blender, and my pressure cooker. Gadgets are fun, save time, and make tasks easier. For moms interested in...

 

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