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Brittney Dayeh

Brittney Dayeh
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Brittney Dayeh grew up in the Catskills of Upstate New York but considers herself a New Orleanian. She moved to New Orleans in 2006 with her husband, whom she met while teaching English in Japan. She immediately fell in love with the culture, history, and vibe of this city. Brittney teaches third grade social studies at a local public school and lives in Algiers with her husband, who is also a local teacher, and her two children, ages 11 and 7. She has a passion for children’s literature and Louisiana history, dreams about kayaking with manatees, and now loves to run.

Ten Reasons Why Girl Scouts Rocks

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Girl Scouts was a huge part of my childhood. I joined as a Brownie in second grade and stayed with my troop for 10 years until I was a senior in high school. Having...

Take a Day Trip to Mysterious Jefferson Island

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Located just over 2 hours from New Orleans in Iberia Parish is a majestic salt dome island full of dramatic, seemingly mythical history waiting to be explored.  Jefferson Island, named for 19th century actor and...

No Parades? No Problem!

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Turn your lack of smiles into miles and run the route! On a “normal” second to last Friday before Mardi Gras, you can feel pre-parade excitement reverberating throughout the Uptown streets. Costumed revelers with folding...

10 Unique King Cakes to Try This Season

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Due to the cancellation of Mardi Gras parades for the first time since a police union strike in 1979, New Orleanians have more time than ever to focus their creative appetites on king cake....

2020 Time Capsules: A Fun Way to Commemorate a Hard Year

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“ Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes How do you measure? Measure a year?"  --”Seasons of Love,” by Jonathan Larson, from the Broadway Musical RENT  2020 has clearly been a year like none other. As...

Visit Prehistoric Louisiana :: Why You Should Take a Trip to Poverty Point With...

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Did you know that tucked into the northeast corner of Louisiana are the remnants of an ancient civilization at least 3,400 years old? Located in rural Richland Parish, 55 miles from Monroe, Poverty Point...

Staying Home for the Holidays: Making the Most of It

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Coronavirus is one again surging across the nation and the holiday season is just around the corner. Earlier this year, my husband and I excitedly thought this would be the year our New Orleans-born...

Maintain Your Quarantine Exercise Routine After Returning to Work

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For six months, from March to September, I worked from home as a virtual teacher supporting distance learners. In my former life as a busy in-person elementary teacher, I averaged 13,000 steps per day...

Don’t Hesitate: Meditate!

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A sudden, jarring alarm rings and vibrates all the cell phones around the house.  Emergency Alert A STORM SURGE WARNING is in effect for this area for the danger of life-threatening flooding.  A HURRICANE WARNING is in...

Hurricane Katrina, Half-a-World Away

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It’s August 28, 2005.  We watch helplessly as long lines of New Orleanians make their way into the Superdome, clutching pillowcases, suitcases, and small children.  We watch this scene on a small TV screen in New...