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BBQ Shrimp: Enjoy a New Orleans Staple Without the Guilt

One evening, while I was pregnant with Elia and living a thousand miles away from New Orleans, my husband and I were watching the Food Network. The cooking show was about Pascal's Manale's BBQ...

Raising a Bilingual Child: A Priceless Gift

Being raised in a home speaking a foreign language and practicing different customs has brought bountiful enjoyment in my life. However, let's just say it was challenging at times while growing up. My name...

Seminar for Parents Considering a New Construction Project

When: October 12, 2013 (10:30-11:30am) Where: CCs Coffee Shop - Conference Room at 2800 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119 Why: Are you a parent considering expanding, renovating or constructing a new building for your business or...

Raising a Daredevil: Surviving your First Son

As I pause for a couple of minutes to jot some notes, I see my son, also known as the youngest daredevil in the world, out of the corner of my eye. He is...
With his PawPaw

Celebrating Grandparent’s Day: Honoring their Role in our Children’s Lives

Every December I create our new family calendar for the upcoming year. Among the important dates to include alongside Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day and Jazz Fest, is Grandparent's Day. Celebrated the Sunday following Labor...
Just Born

My Two Natural Childbirth Experiences

Last Thursday I found myself at the red light on the corner of South Carrollton and Palmetto. As I glanced around, I saw the new wholesale complex being completed whose doors open in mid...
Enjoying a clear flavored snowball

10 Secrets to Share with the Mother to Be {from the archives}

A couple of weekends ago I attended a typical New Orleans baby shower for a cousin. The mother-to-be looked radiant in her brilliant blue dress, there were fleur de lis embossed blue mints, napoleons...
21 Again

The “Perfect” Age for Motherhood? Survey Says…

Late last month I officially entered my mid 30s. I was looking forward to this day much like a trip to the DMV. In addition, two gentlemen, not much younger than I, referred to...
Family Road trip to Texas

Family Road Trip or Bust: Preparing for a Long Drive with Kids

I was ecstatic the day I received THE call from one of my sisters that she was engaged! After the excitement wore off, the wedding details started to emerge. The ceremony was to be...
Enjoying a clear flavored snowball

10 Secrets to Share with the Mother-To-Be

A couple of weekends ago I attended a typical New Orleans baby shower for a cousin. The mother-to-be looked radiant in her brilliant blue dress, there were fleur de lis embossed blue mints, napoleons...

A Confession of a Fantasy that Began a Thousand Miles Away: Preparing for a...

I have a confession to make. Since the moment my husband and I decided that our move back to New Orleans was a done deal, I have been fantasizing about a feeling. More like...
Our Family

Introducing Ana ~ Architect, Stroller Pushing Mother of Two and Makin’ Groceries Expert

As native New Orleanians, my husband and I are proud to call NOLA home once again. For "school" I went to Mount Carmel Academy and even completed my degree in architecture in New...

 

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