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Ashley Bailey

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Why Buc-ee’s Is A Must-Do On Your Next Road Trip

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As the resident Texan of New Orleans Mom, I’m just going to say, my love for Buc-ee's runs DEEP! It is always the first stop we make when we cross the state line of...

The Fear of Pregnancy as a Black Mother

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My baby is almost two years old (insert tears, mamas). Will I ever get over this? I’ve heard the answer is no. And as she gets closer to her second birthday, my husband and...

In Favor Of :: The Child-Free Weekend Getaway

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My husband and I have a five day trip planned for next month, sans toddler, and I have literally been counting down for at least three months. I love my baby, but let’s be...

As We Come to The End of The Road :: Our 10 Year Medical...

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My husband and I have known each other since I was sixteen. Let’s be clear, it was NOT love at first sight. We met through a summer program and were frenemies for about 4 years....
Mardi Gras

Five Reasons You Should Bring Your Family to Mardi Gras

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I know, I know. If you're not from New Orleans, family and Mardi Gras are the last two words you would ever put together. But, I'm here to tell you, erase everything out of...

Why You Should Considering Eating Out for Thanksgiving or Christmas

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This year for Thanksgiving, my little family of three did a first! And after enjoying it so much, I think everyone should try it at least once. If you’ve seen any of my posts or...

Trying to Make Sense of the New Orleans School System

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Growing up, I moved around a good bit so I’m a product of public school, private school, and department of defense schools all in different states and countries. I’ve personally experienced them all and I...

Embracing the Baby that Doesn’t Sleep

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At the ripe age of 13 months, my baby now sometimes sleeps through the night. It’s a 50/50 chance on whether she’ll sleep soundly or wake up right between the golden hours of 12:30...

Can We Just Agree to Stop Apologizing?!

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A couple of weeks ago, I was pursuing one of the mom groups I am a member of on Facebook. I noticed that one of the ladies posted asking for advice on how to...

Finding Your Tribe When You’re 500 Miles Away From Home

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Exactly one week after we got married, my husband and I said goodbye to both sets of parents, packed up all of our belongings and drove from Dallas to New Orleans, our new home...

Why I Make My Own Baby Food

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For the past three or four years, my husband and I have been living a "Whole 30" lifestyle.  This means we focus on eating real, whole food with minimal added sugar, preservatives, and weird...

Momfession :: I Enjoy Taking my Kid to Daycare

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I’m going to make a small confession. It's one that will probably get me a decent amount of backlash, but that's okay. I didn’t cry the first day I dropped my sweet girl off...

Styled by Sloan :: Budget Edition

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I make it a point to have my baby dressed in "Sunday Best" every time she leaves the house. While I may dawn milk stained athleisure on a regular basis, my child never leaves...

Why I Needed to Run a 10K Six Months Postpartum

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Two weeks ago, I ran my first 10K, or race in general, in over a year. And I ran it six months after having my first baby. For me, it was more than just...

 

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