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I Got Fired Last Week

I got fired last week ... laid off, let go, whatever you want to call it. It was a total shock, devastating, almost debilitating at first. I have always been your typical, responsible, type...
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Top 10 Summer Activities That Get Kids to Try New Things

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by St. Martin's Episcopal School. Top 10 Summer Activities That Get Kids to Try New Things Ultimate Summer Bucket List When it comes to the ultimate summer bucket list, St. Martin’s Episcopal...

My VBAC Story :: Dream Vs. Reality

I come from a family who makes beautiful, smart children by the tons. We are Irish Catholic, and man, do we like to make those stereotypes about not having a television ring with (at least...

The Day You Weren’t Coming Anymore…

You were on your way! We first heard about your journey into our lives around Mother’s Day. To say we were excited was an understatement! You were scheduled to be here around Christmas, and...

The Greater New Orleans Birthday Party Guide

The Greater New Orleans Birthday Party Guide Whether you love simple birthdays at home with a few special treats and touches OR pride yourself on Pinterest style birthday extravaganzas at the finest birthday party venues in New Orleans,...

What Gay Dads Are Teaching Everyone on Father’s Day

Expectations of dads have shifted significantly over the past 20-30 years. Remember when Mom was tasked with doing everything while dad came home after work and retreated into the den to catch the game?...

What It Means to Be a Father {It’s Better than the Biggest Fish I’ve...

I’ve been thinking about what it means to be a father a lot lately. Of course, this is not the first time I thought about it as these thoughts have been on my mind...

Two Dads, Two Kids, Two Different Experiences :: Our Journey to Parenthood

Being two gay men who were raised in the deep South, there are some deep rooted insecurities that will most likely always be burned into my brain. Despite living here in New Orleans, little...

Celebrating Father’s Day When Your Children Have All Left the Nest – Well Maybe!

So together my wife and I have seven children. Yes seven. The oldest is turning 29 with the youngest being eighteen. With all of the “children” out of the house, you would think we...

The Day I Left My Child In a Hot Car

This is not easy for me to write but knowing I can help raise awareness, I know that I have to. This is also not easy for me to think about. I have never,...

Fun in the Sun: Making the Most of Your Beach Trip

Last summer, our schedule did not allow us to take a long family vacation. We were, however, grateful to have a weekend getaway to the beach. Since we didn’t have much time there, I...

My Summer Time Dinner Strategy :: Less Time in the Kitchen, More Time Making...

The kids are home for summer and that means a break from morning alarms, relaxed days, no homework, visits to playgrounds, all of the water activities, lots of fun and--if I’m being honest--lots of...

I Could Be Angry …

I could be angry about a lot right now, but I’m choosing not to. I could be angry that after going 3 ½ years unmedicated (this last round), my son was seizure free, until this...

Dinner Done by 9 am

I am the absolute opposite of a procrastinator. I start planning baby showers the minute a friend tells me they are pregnant. On a few occasions, I even started planning baby showers before a...

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