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Five Car Care Tips Every Mom Should Know

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One of the most empowering things I’ve ever done for myself was assert myself at a mechanic’s shop when the salesman tried to sell me on an oil change and tune up in addition...

40 Thoughts on Turning 40

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1.       Holy crap. I’m 40. 2.       We were watching “The Great Outdoors” the other night. Both my husband and I said, “Wow, John Candy and Dan Aykroyd look old in this movie. I wonder how...

2017 Guide to Easter Events Around New Orleans

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2017 Guide to Easter Events Around New Orleans Part of being a NOLA mom is knowing that there is always a celebration in the midst. Now that Mardi Gras is over, it is time to...
Lenten Fish Fries

2017 Guide to Lenten Fish Fries in New Orleans

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2017 Guide to Lenten Fish Fries in New Orleans Lent is often a time of sacrifice for many. Unlike most people, though, I choose to reflect and give back to the community during Lent. One...

Our House is Clean(er), Thanks to our Kid

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Not too long ago, a friend call me to meet up for a playdate for our kids at the playground. I told her, “Sure, in about an hour or two, after my son finishes...

Thoughts on the High Expectations of Kindergarten

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Thoughts on the High Expectations of Kindergarten For the first few months of school, my son hated Kindergarten. The first few weeks were great because it was all so new and fun … but as soon...

Family Friendly Weekend Getaways in Louisiana

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Family Friendly Weekend Getaways in Louisiana Have you ever wanted to get away for a weekend, but you don’t have the funds to hop on a plane and fly to New York or Denver, or...

Four Pumpkin Recipes that AREN’T Pumpkin Spiced

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There are two types of people in this world: those who LOVE anything pumpkin spiced and those who don’t. I fall in the latter category. Sure, I like a good pumpkin muffin or pumpkin bread,...

How and Where to Backup your Photos

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How and Where to Backup your Photos They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In my mind, they are worth even more. Pictures hold a lot of value to me. Especially the ones that are caught...

Motherhood Does Not Define Me; It Makes Me A Better Person

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Motherhood Does Not Define Me; It Makes Me A Better Person I am many things. A writer. Photographer. Cook. Researcher. Reader. Fashion Lover. Sales Support Representative. Wife. Mother. Of all these things, the thing I love the most is...

Where is the Parenting Village?

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Where is the Parenting Village? Oh, internet. Since you seem to know everything about parenting, please set this straight for me because since accidents are no longer accidents and compassion is forbidden, I'm at a...

NO MORE YELLING! {A Parenting Strategy that Really Works}

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NO MORE YELLING! {A Parenting Strategy that Really Works} Raising small humans to be respectful people is HARD WORK. I'd even say it has been the hardest job I've ever had. I've been told that...

Guide to Camping In and Around New Orleans

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Disclosure :: Do you love camping? Then this guide is for you! Thank you to our sponsors Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park for making this guide possible! Camping is a great way to focus on family...

Geocaching: A Treasure Hunt of Family Fun

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Have you ever wanted to hunt for treasure? Be honest. You know you have, right? What if I told you that there is a way that you can go on a treasure hunt with your family...

 

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