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jaimemackey

jaimemackey
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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.

1000 Dinners Later :: My Secret to Meal Planning Success

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I know what you're thinking. "1,000 dinners?? That HAS to be clickbait!" It's not. I've legitimately made over 1,000 meals thanks to one person and her thirty minute meals. You guessed it - Rachael Ray. I...

The One Finger Rule

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Have you ever been to one of those stores where it seems like they purposely put everything breakable within a preschooler's reach? I mean, seriously, who would think to put a bunch of delicate glass...

Why We Decided to Keep the Dog and Get Rid of the Kid

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Disclaimer: This post is clearly not meant to be taken literally. We love our son dearly and do not plan to get rid of him, obviously. On the flip side, our dog is pretty...

A Teacher’s Guide to Keeping Well

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I encounter 130 students each day. I jokingly say I work in a petri dish, but all jokes aside, I work in a petri dish. Want to know how many students were out last...

Unpopular Opinion: My Husband Rocks at Gift Giving

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It's that time of year! The time when women love to share the worst gift their significant other ever gave them. Clothing or jewelry you'd NEVER wear. A gadget you question if it was...

The Ups and Downs of Raising a Night Owl

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My child doesn't go to sleep early. Ever. It's not possible. And, when I say "early," I'm not talking about 7:30. I'm not even talking 8:30 early. My son doesn't even THINK of sleep...

5 Things No One Told Me About Being A Soccer Mom

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It's official! I've reached "Soccer Mom" status. While I'm still pretty new, and I haven't traded my Camry in for a minivan just yet, I've learned a thing or two beyond "don't use your...

The One Thing I Don’t Like About Being a Working Mom

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Before I even had children, I knew I would want to be a working mom. Sure, it's possible that my mind could have changed after having my son, but it didn't. I think it is...

Taking a Pass on the “Yes Ma’am” Thing

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A few weeks ago, I was scrolling through Facebook, and I came across this video labeled "All Southern Moms." So, I decided to open it and take a peek (who doesn't like a good laugh,...

The Time I Stopped and Actually Listened

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Bedtime is probably the hardest time at our house. My son is a night owl, but the schedule dictates an early wake up. I wish I was the parent who could get her kid in...

Mom Life: There’s an App for That!

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I wouldn't say I live on my phone, but I'd be lying if I said my whole life wasn't on my phone. Reminders, photos, sanity savers ... you name it, I've got it. I'm always...

Why Your Summer Needs an Ice Cream Maker {links to recipes}

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Finish this sentence: The best gift I ever received was... For me, it was an ice cream maker last Christmas (here's looking at you, sis!). Since we don't experience winter in Louisiana (seriously, those two weeks don't...

Confessions of a Not-So-Crunchy Mom

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Crunchy mom (n): a mom who practices natural living. What's less-than-crunchy? Not mushy. Crunchy-ish? Crispy? Chewy? Ok, now I'm getting hungry. I'm sure there's a technical term for it, but to keep things simple, I am sometimes...

10 Free Things to Do with Your Preschooler This Summer

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When I was a kid, I remember the excitement of summer. Week after week of free time; the possibilities were endless! As an adult, I still feel that way, especially since I'm a teacher...