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Alyson Haggerty

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Alyson lives in Metairie with her husband, Patrick, their 10- and 7-year-old boys, and their Morkie, Beignet. After teaching for almost ten years, she left a career in education, earned her BSN, and now works as a pediatric emergency nurse. In her free time, Alyson enjoys flipping furniture, writing, dancing, and painting. 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.

Getting Out of My Reading Slump

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I was a voracious reader until the busy schedules and fatigue of motherhood got me in a rut. Reading a book could take me over a month, whereas I used to be able to...
Anxiety Led Us to a Surprising ADHD Diagnosis

Anxiety Led Us to a Surprising ADHD Diagnosis

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We understand that getting to the bottom of what's going on with our children can be nerve-wracking and stressful, especially when we suspect that our child has ADD or an ADHD diagnosis. Some of...

12 Things You’ll Definitely Hear at the Pool

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We belong to a pool and love spending our summer days there. I've gotten used to the commotion that is bringing children to the pool and just cycle through these conversations. It doesn't matter...

JPRD Fall Registration is Now Open :: New Look, Same Great Programs

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Disclosure: JPRD sponsored this post, but as local moms in Metairie, Harahan and beyond, we cannot recommend JPRD sports more! JPRD Fall Registration is Now Open Why We Love JPRD Sports My brother and I grew up...

Unpopular Opinion: Your Thong at the Family Pool

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Thong swim suits have been the trend the past few summers, and based on a couple of my recent experiences, it doesn't look like that will be changing any time soon. And I'm fine...

Unpopular Opinion: Stop Saying “As long as it’s healthy” to Expectant Mothers

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The state of being pregnant seems to encourage a wide variety of unsolicited commentary from others. Expectant mothers are frequently met with seemingly innocuous remarks, such as, "You look like you're carrying twins" and...

Dear Teachers, Please Stop Assigning Summer Homework

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As a former teacher, I know about summer learning loss. There is no denying the learning lag; two months is a while to go without flexing the brain muscles. Still, I'm not convinced that...

Brothers Day: An Occasion for My Boys to Show Each Other Some Extra Love

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Apart from gifts for birthdays and holidays, my kids don't really get a lot of toys in between. They do earn and save a modest allowance, which allows them to buy toys outside of...

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

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It took a while for me to think of what to write for this post because I have nothing to say that hasn't been said before. Because people have been sharing these sentiments since...

15 Things You’ll Definitely Hear at Your Child’s Baseball Game

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'Tis the season for late nights at the ballpark, and like every other summer, I am loving it. I have two boys who play various sports throughout the year at our local playground, and...

School Awards Envelopes: When It’s Not What’s Inside that Counts

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School Awards Envelopes: When It's Not What's Inside that Counts My two boys attend an academically rigorous school, and today was the end-of-year Awards Day at their advanced studies academy during which each student is called...

COVID Changed My Anti-Sleepover Policy

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My son is in fourth grade. Until recently, he'd never attended a sleepover. Part of this was because I'm generally anti-sleepover, but part of this was due to the social distancing of the past...

Skip the Romance, I Want Hilarious :: Not Your Average Date Night

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During quarantine, my husband and I found ourselves watching all the things on Netflix. We got through the early COVID classics like Tiger King and Love is Blind, but we also got hooked on stand-up...

The Easiest, Most Perfect Family Date in Springtime New Orleans

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It's officially the most wonderful time of the year in New Orleans: that period of ideal spring weather just before the heat gets ridiculous. Now is the perfect time for an outdoor family date...