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Jaime Mackey

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Originally from Florida, Jaime has lived in Southern Louisiana for most of her life (so, that makes her a local, right?). She currently resides on the Northshore with her husband and son and teaches high school English. An enneagram 5, you'll most likely find her doing hot yoga solo, on her phone researching a random topic or sitting in the comfort of her home with coffee and a book within an arm's reach.
Holiday Events in New Orleans

The Ultimate Guide to Family Holiday Events In and Around New Orleans

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The 2022 Ultimate Guide to Family Holiday Events In and Around New Orleans It’s the most wonderful time of the year in the Crescent City. New Orleans is kid friendly year round, and the holidays...

I Hate VAM

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VAM scores have just been released, and, if you don’t know what I’m talking about, you probably don’t know any teachers. So, here’s VAM in a nutshell. The Value Added Model determines how much value a...

Call Me Crazy :: Why (and HOW) this Night Owl Mom Goes to the...

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If you had told me that I'd be going to the gym at 4:00 am every morning, and I LIKED it, I would have called you crazy. I am a night owl. Always have been....

Book of the Month :: The Subscription Box Every Bookish Mom Needs

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Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I am not receiving anything in exchange for writing this. I am just a mom and English teacher who loves books. I am an avid reader. At any...

15 Things I’ve Learned After 15 Years of Marriage

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My husband and I celebrate our 15-year wedding anniversary this month! I consider it quite the accomplishment because 1. we got married so young (I was 20 years old), and 2. the average marriage...

12 Spots for a Girls {& Date} Night on the Northshore

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When it comes to restaurant recommendations, I feel like the Northshore gets no love. I get it. There are SO MANY great places to eat in the city, and that drive across the lake...

Anxiety: When It’s Not “Just In Your Head”

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When I was in 2nd grade, we were playing kickball for PE. I was sitting on the bench waiting for my turn to kick. Sitting there, I could feel my stomach churning, and the...

Spend a Day in the Great Outdoors (On the Northshore!)

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I jokingly tell everyone that I live in the middle of nowhere because I practically do. Geographically, I live in Big Branch but my address says Lacombe. However, we are part of Mandeville's school...

Best Places to Order Your Catered Easter Brunch 2022

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Who caters your Easter meal in New Orleans? Here is your comprehensive guide to the best Easter catering in New Orleans! We've done all the research for you to find out who is doing...

Remember Being 13? :: Why “Turning Red” is Perfect

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I know there's a lot of uproar about Turning Red not being for kids. Honestly, it made me more interested to watch than I had been. Originally I was intrigued because it provides a modern...

2022 Guide to Easter Events In and Around New Orleans

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Easter Events in New Orleans We have rounded up your favorite Easter events for kids in New Orleans! If you know of another Easter event in New Orleans happening that is not on our list,...

I’m Not a Dead Plant Friend

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I've seen this metaphor circulating around--stop watering dead plants. They're usually referencing friendships or relationships. Stop pouring yourself into something where you aren't getting anything in return. I mean, I get the sentiment, but... This...

Misophonia is a Real Thing

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Confession: I hadn't even heard of misophonia until my (very smart) 8-year-old suggested the Grinch likely suffered from misophonia. *Googles 'Misophonia'* "Misophonia is an extreme emotional and physical response to seemingly innocuous, repetitive sounds like chewing,...

Show Me Your Wordle :: Why You Should Hop on the Wordle Bandwagon

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Show Me Your Wordle :: Why You Should Hop on the Wordle Bandwagon If you haven't seen an influx of gray/black, yellow and green squares filling your Facebook feed, I'd be surprised. Wordle has taken...