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In Defense of the BIG Family: Why is There so Much Criticism?

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From overhearing people's comments standing in the grocery store line, to remarks from Facebook friends, I have heard and read many comments these past few months about people's opinions about large families. "Why do...

Fulfilling our Parental Duty :: Traveling to Disney World with Toddlers

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My husband and I recently fulfilled our parental duty :: a family trip with toddlers to Walt Disney World. And, we survived! It's interesting returning for the first time as a parent. I recall a...

Crafting it Up for Mardi Gras: Tutu, Countdown Calendar and Decor

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Carnival season is around the corner, and it's time to pull out the beads, glitter, tulle and paints, and get creative for the upcoming Mardi Gras season! Today I am sharing a few, simple DIY...

Reflections on the Past: Our Family’s Heirloom

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I am enthralled by the show American Pickers. The idea of finding and restoring a precious relic while learning about its history and meaning is fascinating to me. I am even more so intrigued...

Gift Guide to the Most Annoying Toys on the Market (The Passive Aggressive Holiday...

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Following a day of toddler shenanigans that included "sword" fights and listening to continuous poor renditions of bad 80 beats, I was compelled to compose my top worst, and most annoying, kid toys ever. Disclaimer...

Why We Are A Cable Free Home And Tips To Consider For Your Family

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A few years ago we made a big decision in our household :: to go cable free. Our very busy schedules, desire to reduce our household costs, and the introduction of a little black...

10 Things Every Father Should Know About His Daughter

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As women, I believe many would agree that the relationship we have with our father is different than with our mother. A father's presence and active role in a daughter's life is invaluable. I...

Before the ‘Burbs Came Knocking: Why I Enjoyed Raising our Kids in the City

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I'm a city girl. Always have been, always will be. Perhaps it has something to do with my obsession with architecture and dislike of driving, but I found so much to love living in...

The Kids Scream for…Empanadas?! The Hot Pocket Alternative

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Empanadas are the latin version of Hot Pockets. They are also a variation of the meat and crawfish pies we enjoy during many local New Orleans festivals. Actually, mothers from all over the world...

Why I Do Not Use a Reward Chart With My Children

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On our refrigerator, there are masterpieces from our budding artists, a family calendar, pictures and not one reward chart. Actually, we have gone through the past three and half years without creating or implementing...

Create a Time Capsule For Your Kids

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While classmates of mine received cars, concert tickets and college dorm supplies for their 18th birthdays, I received a bulky dark brown accordion style folder. Faded from nearly two decades of storage, I slowly...

What to Expect in the Delivery Room: Why my Husband was my Sole Support...

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Congratulations! You are pregnant! Whether it's your first, second, third or - bless your heart - fourth or onward, you have many beautiful and challenging moments ahead. These memories will include the birth of...

What Happened to Southern Manners? Raising Gentlemen and Ladies

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In our relatively quiet neighborhood, filled with young families and elders, there lived a couple of college students. "Beep, beep." Pause. "Beep, beep." Unfortunately, this was the sound that used to resonate in our neighborhood...

Little New Orleanians Say the Darndest Things

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Disclaimer: This post will make you giggle and quite possibly laugh aloud. I realized - before having children of my own and after many years of tutoring and teaching art classes to young children -...

 

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