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Alyson Haggerty

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Alyson lives in Metairie with her husband, Patrick, their 8 and 6-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.

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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...

A Mardi Gras to Remember

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We weren't originally going to go. That's weird for us because we are Mardi Gras people. I'm talking late nights and early mornings at "the spot," dodging the ladder police, letting the kids skip...

Hail Thoth: A Love Letter from a Pediatric Nurse

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In 1947, the founders of the Krewe of Thoth intentionally planned their Uptown route with "institutions that care for persons with disabilities and illness" in mind. For decades, the Krewe of Thoth has brought...

I Gave My Husband a Yes Weekend

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You may have heard of giving your child a "Yes Day," but have you ever thought about giving your spouse one? My husband and I recently went out of town for a long weekend,...

Teachers, With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

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For most of my life, I aspired to be a teacher or a nurse. I never went through a phase where I wanted to be an astronaut or President or anything else. I teetered...

In Defense of My Designer Bag Splurge

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I don't know about you, but when I became a mom, my taste changed. Well, maybe my taste didn't really change; maybe the change was more related to my priorities. I'm sure 100% of...

Dinner Saint: NOLA Comfort Food Delivered to Your Door

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Disclosure :: This post was sponsored by Dinner Saint, and I was fortunate to receive meals as part of our relationship; therefore, I can attest personally as to how efficient and delicious this meal...

Best Summer Ever: Send the Kids to Sleepaway Camp

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I recently had the opportunity to work as a nurse at a sleepaway summer camp 7 hours away from New Orleans. I'd never been to sleepaway camp as a child and could not imagine...

Just Say No to All the Activities

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Now, much more so than when I was growing up, I feel like there is so much pressure for kids to do all the things. To some extent, I understand. After all, we introduced...