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Alyson Haggerty

Alyson Haggerty
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Alyson lives in Metairie with her husband, Patrick, their 7 and 4 year-old boys, and their Morkie, Beignet. After teaching for almost ten years, she left a career in education and is now a full-time nursing student. In her hypothetical free time, Alyson would enjoy flipping furniture, writing, and dancing. She is always looking for a racquetball partner and loves streetcar rides and playing board games with her family. A good cook, she is constantly on a quest to answer the age-old question, “What’s for dinner?” but has thus far been unsuccessful.

The Power in Puckering Up :: Why You Need to Be Making Out

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If you don't make out on the regular, it's time for a change. That's right, I said to make out. Do it. Do it often. It is the most underrated act of affection, and...

Gifts That Are Still Giving: 7 Faves from Christmas

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Now that we're several weeks post-Christmas, it's been great to see which of my kids' gifts are still being utilized and enjoyed. Below are some favorites that were not cast aside after a few...

Confession of a Bad Mom :: I Lied to Summer Camp

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You know how it is after Christmas. You get through the hustle and bustle of the season, and then before you know it, Mardi Gras, Spring Break, and BOOM! It's May, you're frantically searching...

My Favorite Things :: A Mardi Gras Parody

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Fanny pack ready and glitter on my face, Setting my tent up to hold down the best space, Neutral ground spots all marked off with strings, These are a few of my favorite things. Stocking the ice chest...

No White Flags :: Gleason Calls Us to Expect the Extraordinary

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Recently, New Orleans’ beloved Steve Gleason was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor a civilian can earn. I was vaguely familiar with his optimism and humility, but it wasn’t until the ceremony...

The No Phone Zone: My 5 Faves for Dining Out with Kids

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We go out to eat two, maybe three times a week. My husband and I have always enjoyed dining out together, so when we had kids we continued doing so. As anyone who’s ever...

20 Totally Doable Resolutions for 2020

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I've spent years making these huge, unrealistic resolutions that I would give up on just a few weeks into the New Year. About five years ago, however, I decided to get realistic. My goals...

Burrow Wins Heisman, Delivers Message Everyone Needs to Hear

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This morning, the host of ESPN radio said something like, "Anytime you see two grown men crying in sports, something special is going on." In case you've been living under a rock, he was...

To All the Moms I’m Not

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Dear Hot Mom, I tried to be like you, but getting dressed and wearing makeup isn’t my thing most days. In fact, today, when I picked up my kids in carpool line, I threw on...

I Didn’t Speak Up {And the Emergency C-Section that Resulted}

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A gut feeling. That little voice you can't ignore. A mother's intuition. Whatever you call it, you know what I mean. This is the story of my first child's birth, and I hope that...

I Prayed for This

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I used to pray for the things I have now. Maybe you've heard some variation of that before. Lately, it rings true for me. It is so easy to recognize the struggle and focus...

Hands-off Homework :: 5 Strategies to Try With Your Child

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We don't do homework with our son. We don't even talk about it. We like that our second grader holds himself accountable, and he seems to appreciate the autonomy and trust (the homework helicopter...

Making Friends: The New Year’s Resolution I Actually Kept

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This year's New Year's resolution went beyond my usual short-lived promises to stop biting my nails or eat better. I vowed to make new friends. You wouldn't think this would need to be a...

My Kids Skip School

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We are a school-loving family. We value education and raise our children to be committed to lifelong learning. As a former high school teacher, I know firsthand that school attendance is a major predictor...

 

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