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Alyson Haggerty

Alyson Haggerty
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Alyson lives in Metairie with her husband, Patrick, their 7 and 5-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, 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.

A Little Bit of Normalcy Knocked Me Out

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We've been in quarantine for a little over 3 months. When the quarantine began, our lives came to a screeching halt. We were forced to give up the daily grind to which we were...

On Racism :: I Know Now

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What I Did When I was 6 years old, I heard the n-word for the first time. I was in the Taco Bell bathroom when I overheard a disgruntled customer complaining about an employee. I...

When Your Husband Doesn’t Do a Good Job Celebrating Holidays

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When discussing Mother's Day recently, my friends and I talked about the pressure we sometimes feel surrounding holidays. One friend remarked that scrolling through social media and seeing the fun gifts and sweet gestures...

Teacher. Mom. Nurse. Thanks for Doing It All.

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I was a teacher first. Then I became a mom. And now, I'm a student in nursing school. During this special week dedicated to teachers, mothers, and nurses, I've been reflecting on the many...

It’s Okay to Be Selfish During Quarantine

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The quarantine has given me ample opportunity to connect with more friends, and I love it. However, I've been noticing a trend in the conversations I've been having. We discuss the different ways in...

Unpopular Opinion: No Need to Replace Actual Life with Virtual Reality

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We are three weeks into this COVID-19 quarantine. When the quarantine went into effect, the uncertainty and tension was palpable, even from a social distance. I understand that; it's hard to accept such a...

My Husband Tested Positive for COVID-19

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My husband, a nurse in a New Orleans ICU, became symptomatic 5 days ago. He was tested almost immediately, and today we got the results. His test was positive. While he had been experiencing...

Life Lessons from Netflix’s Tiger King

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Meth, murder, cults, plural marriage, AND large cats? It just seems too crazy to be true.  Like what are the chances all that could happen in one show? Yet, here we are. If you...

What to Watch: Shows for the Whole Family

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A mom can only handle so much Paw Patrol and Pokémon, amirite? I hate banishing my kids to the playroom TV when they want to watch something that I don't. Thankfully, now that they're...

Waxing and Waning: Life after the Loss of My Eyebrow

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I am deeply saddened to announce the loss of the end of my left eyebrow as well as some of my eyelid. I debated whether to post my story, but as hard as it...

Managing the Mayhem :: Hacks and Products You Didn’t Know You Needed

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I'm all about problem-solving, and my village and I have found some creative solutions to make the daily chaos of motherhood a little more manageable. Here are some of my tried and true favorites. Gift...

Dear New Orleans: A Love Letter after Nyx

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Dear New Orleans, Thanks for showing up last night. But, of course, you would. It was the perfect weather to kick off the biggest weekend of Mardi Gras, weather I'd been praying for as a...

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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Disclosure :: this post contains some affiliate links, but as moms we only recommend that which we also buy for our own families. Gifts That Are Still Giving: 7 Faves from Christmas Now that we're several...