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Emma Pegues

How the COVID Stole Carnival

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Every Who Dat in NOLA liked Mardi a lot, But the COVID who came into NOLA did not. COVID hated Fat Tuesday! The whole Mardi Gras season! Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the...

On the Outside Looking In: A Stay at Home Order When You’re Away From...

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Twelve short weeks ago, I took my two sons - one two years old, one just born - and moved 1,500 miles away from New Orleans. I left behind my parents, extended family, my...

Sometimes Pregnancy Can Suck {My Experience with Hyperemesis}

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There. I said it. But before we dive in, let me cover my bases.  Pregnancy is a literal miracle, I know. I should be thankful that my body is healthy and able to create life,...

Momming as a Retired Legend: How My Years As A Party Girl Prepared Me...

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Let's be honest, I wasn't a saint in my youth. I see the shock register when I run into an acquaintance from my teens or twenties in the grocery store with a pregnant belly...

We’re a “Kids First” Family and That’s OK … For Now

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A few weeks ago, I got a text from a non-mom friend telling me that she had friends coming to visit and asking for recommendations for any "kid-friendly" activities around town. "Like breweries," she...