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Hanukkah :: A Time to Celebrate Small Miracles

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Hanukkah is so early this year, it’s a miracle that I have everything ready! Hanukkah, which is Hebrew for “dedication,” is the Festival of Lights. Thanks to Adam Sandler, people think Hanukkah is "eight crazy...
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Why I Teach My Children that Hanukkah Is Not The “Festival of Lights”

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Why I Teach My Children that Hanukkah Is Not The “Festival of Lights” I love the holidays - the time off, the joy, the gifts, the quality time with the people I love. I’m Jewish...

Nine Years Old and Suicidal: If It Can Happen to Mine, It Can Happen...

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Full disclosure: This post was written with the complete permission of my son. He has read it and approved its publishing. That said, we've chosen to publish it anonymously. This is Part 1 of...

8 Nights of Lights :: Our Hanukkah Traditions

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It’s our most favorite time of year, moving on from turkey to latkes, a family favorite! Our family chooses to celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas and enjoys using the weekend after Thanksgiving to start...

With Love, From a Mom With a Reason to Fight

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I knew it was going to be hard, but damn! Every conversation I have with friends or family: "Hey, how are things going?" Me: Generic answer, “Everything is fine! We are doing great! Said child is...
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Why I Participated In a Bikini Competition At 35 {And How I Prepared}

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Why I Participated In a Bikini Competition At 35 {And How I Prepared} At the age of 35, after multiple pregnancies, delivering children {and sadly losing some pregnancies}, I competed in a bikini competition. Here's...

I’m Vaccinated, But My Kids Won’t Be

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Disclaimer :: this is one mom's opinion, and as with all parenting decisions we respect and invite all perspectives. As with and and all medical issues, please consult your trusted medical providers in New...
Are Tulane Basketball Games Fun for Kids?

Affordable Family Fun with Tulane Basketball

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Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Tulane Basketball.  Affordable Family Fun with Tulane Basketball The Tulane Green Wave Men’s and Women’s Basketball seasons are underway! Join them for all the excitement at Avron B. Fogelman...
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Lightbulb Moments Happen Regularly at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

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Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by St. Andrew's Episcopal School. Lightbulb Moments Happen Regularly at St. Andrew's Episcopal School Every idea that’s ever made a difference in the world started with two words, “What if.”...
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The Ultimate Guide to Family Holiday Events In and Around New Orleans

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year in the Crescent City. New Orleans is kid friendly year round, and the holidays are no exception! There’s no end to the festivities and fun that...

Yes, I Shaved My 8 Year Old Daughter’s Legs

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How old were you when you first shaved your legs? Do you remember? I was 12 when my mom finally gave in to this rite of passage, but I also remember very much wanting...

My Daughters Are Pilots {Girls Can Do Anything!}

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My Daughters Are Pilots The flying fever has been in our family for over 25 years. It all started when my career began at Continental Airlines in 1992 as an Airport Sales Agent. The reward...
Teaching Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Classroom

Teaching Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Classroom

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Disclosure :: This post is written and sponsored by St. Paul’s Episcopal School.  Teaching Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Classroom The importance of social justice in education has never been greater, with the goal to...
Does a Young Mom Need Life Insurance?

Does a Young Mom Need Life Insurance?

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Disclosure :: This post was written and sponsored by Amy Galliano of AEG Insurance.  Does a Young Mom Need Life Insurance? After assisting a terrific new client with her health insurance renewal, we grabbed lunch together...