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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.

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...

Why Your Neighborhood Needs a Sip and Stroll This Halloween

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I can never move out of my neighborhood -- I love it too much. It's not huge, it's tucked in the middle of nowhere, and my neighbors are hands down the best. Even though...

10 Things That Have More Value than Assigned Summer Packets

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After the 2020-2021 school year, I can honestly say students and teachers alike are BEAT. My tired is tired. Usually, at this point in the summer, I'm working on lesson plans for the upcoming...

6th Annual Beignets on the Bayou with Santa {Recap Post}

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We hosted two amazing playdates for our readers in celebration of the upcoming holiday season! On the Southshore we hosted playdate at  the Sacred Heart Rosary Gym and Back Square, and we hosted our...

Halloween 2019 :: Snack and Shop at Lakeside Shopping Center {Recap}

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Disclosure :: Our Third Halloween Event was sponsored by Lakeside Shopping Center, Bryan Subaru, Bambino Sitters and St. Martin's Episcopal School. The title sponsors answered all of our emails and calls quickly and with...