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Melt Your Mom Stress Away With Akashic Reiki {Sponsored Giveaway}

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When we first started chatting with David from Akashic Reiki, we honestly weren't certain what to think about the practice of Reiki itself. Most of us had never heard of it. As we researched...

Lice Lessons: The 5 Things Your Kids Wish You Knew About Lice {Sponsored Post}

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“Yuck! Head lice?” That’s justifiably most moms’ first response to the mention of lice. Whether it’s your child who managed to pick up the tiny parasites, or one of their friends, don’t panic. Lice...

Brachial Plexus Injury Awareness Week

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Are you aware that there is a birth injury that affects more newborns than those born with Down syndrome and Muscular Dystrophy? Thousands of newborns are affected by brachial plexus injuries (BPI), traumatic injuries...

To Keep Or Not To Keep All Those Clothes: Practical Tips From Swap For...

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Disclosure :: This post was sponsored by Swap Boutique For Kids. To keep or not to keep: that is the question we face with growing children and sprouting families. Do we save our kids' clothes...

Teaching Kids New Orleans History In a Fun and Tangible Way With French Quartour...

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My family loves history. From the hundred-year-old furniture we sit on to the books we read ... it’s all history. Thankfully this passion was passed down to me. But how did my parents do...

Financially Preparing for Your Child’s College Tuition: Are You Ready?

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Do you know how much college will cost in 18 years? The answer may be hard to fathom. For those of us who have attended college, we probably have a hard time remembering exactly...

In New Orleans, We Live to Eat … But Let’s Be Healthier!

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Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Julie Fortenberry, a registered dietitian who now (after many years of fighting it) proudly calls New Orleans home. The move to the big “Crescent City,” for...

How to get the most from those half price deals!

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Many people see the half price deals that ARE EVERYWHERE, and are very skeptical. So, I wanted to explain how and why some of these are great bargains and truly legitimate. I post several deals...

Brass Bands & Bathrooms: How you can enjoy the French Quarter with your kiddos

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Of all universal toddler truths, we can agree on this one: all kids love to dance! They immediately bounce, jump, and wiggle the second they hear, or feel, music. We are lucky to live...

Managing type I diabetes and a high risk pregnancy

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Today, September 4, 2013, is my son Levi's first birthday. I’ve been in quite the nostalgic mood, in the midst of busily planning a Baby Einstein-themed birthday bash for my fun-loving little guy. I can’t...

One Call, That’s All: When you should bring your child to the pediatrician

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As a new mama and family nurse practitioner, I am often torn about my role in my home. I frequently have to remind myself that I am just Mama. It is hard to forget...

Learning to embrace my blessings in times of need and uncertainty

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Man down! Over the past few weeks, I have been tested to the extreme! My children have been sick. More sick than ever. And my partner, the man I rely on for support, tore his...

How to get free stuff on your birthday

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Did you know that you can get a TON of free stuff on your birthday?? My birthday is just a couple of weeks away. Any day now, my email will begin to fill up with...

Playing Tourist in NOLA: Using the French Market to Teach Children About Budgeting

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The French Market offers grown ups a few ways to be a kid again, but it also offers kids some neat ways to play grown up in an interesting but safe shopping environment (provided...