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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.

No, You Don’t Need to Share to Have a Happy Marriage

What's Yours is Mine, and What's Mine is Yours If you've ever heard the saying "what's mine is yours and what's yours is mine," you probably heard it connected with some form of marital advice....

5 Things Introverted Moms Want You to Know

There's been talk about introverted children with extroverted moms. But, what about introverted moms? Does anyone else feel like they are part of the silent minority, sitting off to the side, away from the group,...

The Mom Who Never Finishes Anything

I feel like a failure. There. I said it. Every project I've set out to accomplish ends up coming to a screeching halt sometime before the work is finished. It all started with The Belly Book. It was...

What Happened to Hard Work?

Entitled. Lazy. Narcissistic. These words are used to describe the latest generation to enter the work force. I am sure you have seen the open letters, posts, and articles centering recent college graduates and their...

How to Help Your Child Cope with Test Anxiety

Ah, spring time is here! The warmer air and budding flowers can only mean one thing - standardized testing season is upon us. LAA 1, ELDA, NAEP, DSC, DIBELS, LEAP, EOC, EXPLORE, PLAN, ACT, SAT,...

Why We’re Confident One Child is Perfect for Us

Why We're Confident One Child is Perfect for Us I recently had a conversation with another mom about family size. Well, her family size. She talked about how many children she planned to have and...

Pinterest Parties, It’s Time to Break Up

I used to have this vision for my child's birthday parties. They would all take place at home, and the super creative theme would be apparent from the moment guests arrived at the front...

10 Signs You’re a New Orleans Mom During Mardi Gras Season

10 Signs You're a NOLA Mom During Mardi Gras Season It's the most wonderful time of the year ... Mardi Gras season! For many around the country, it might mean just a few parades, beads, and masks....

How to (Not) Be Santa Claus: A New Mom’s Guide

How to (Not) Be Santa Claus: A New Mom's Guide I'm on my third Christmas, and I still do not have things figured out. I have no clue what I'm doing, and I cannot help...

Christmas Decorations :: When Early is Too Early

Christmas does not come after Halloween. There. I said it. Am I the only one who's noticing the Christmas holidays creeping in closer and closer? Suddenly, the day after Halloween marks the time to take out...

The Best Slovak Bobalky :: From Our Family to Yours

Disclosure :: our Holiday Recipe series is sponsored by Touro Infirmary and Whole Foods Market. My Slovak Heritage To put it simply (and in the most lovingly way possible), I am an American mutt. Don't get...

Dear Fellow Moms, I’m Not Envious of You

It starts with a post about a new promotion at work. Or a photo of an amazing date night. Or a video of a child reaching a milestone ahead of schedule. Then, the creeping...

3 Ridiculous Reasons Why I Cut My Toddler’s Hair

Ever since the day he was born, my son has had a head full of hair. We waited until the one-year mark for his first haircut. When the day finally came, I brought my...

How to Teach Your Toddler to Stop Scratching {Spoiler Alert: You Can’t}

What's wrong with his face? Why are his cheeks so red? Is it contagious? ...all questions I have been asked on a regular basis from the time my son was three months old. While I understand they...

 

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