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Easter Snacks for Kids

The Ultimate Bunny Bait Recipe

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Easy Easter Snack For Kids Easter often coincides at least in part with tax season, which for accountants everywhere means endless hours at work. A few seasons ago in my department we implemented a "snack...

Eating Your Way Through Jazz Fest: My Top Picks for Parents and for Kids

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If you are looking for things to do in New Orleans with kids, might we strongly recommend Jazz Fest? Happening over the course of two different weekends in late April and early May every...

Chocolate Birds’ Nests: An Easy Easter Recipe

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Chocolate Birds' Nests: An Easy Easter Recipe It's hard to believe that Easter is in fact on its way! If your calendar looks like ours, this season in New Orleans is packed with egg hunts...

How to Build an Art Cart at Home Your Child Will Love

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Disclosure :: there are affiliate links embedded in this post. While Santa paid for his own art cart, if you love what we love then everybody wins! Happy crafting! How to Build an Art Cart...

A New Orleans Girl’s Guide to the Best Margaritas

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Mmmmmm, Margaritas! It's Cinco de Mayo, y'all, and if you haven't already scarfed down some chips and salsa and a taco or two, you still have time. We hope you'll take this list of...

Off Her Meds: Leaving PPD Medication Behind

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Off Her Meds: Leaving PPD Medication Behind Like all tax accountants, I've got a big deadline looming. For me, this deadline comes with additional anxiety as it marks the day I will wean from the anti-depressants I...

Baby’s First Haircut: How Do You Know When It’s Time?

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How do you know when it's time for your baby's first haircut? I should preface this post by stating that the "baby" I am referring to is my almost seventeen month old son who, according...

Working Mom Diaries: Leaving a Professional Legacy

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Being a working mom is an eternal evaluation of balance and presence of mind. Recently, as I was discussing the rapidly approaching tax season ahead of us with a colleague, she asked me a...

How to Catch a Muses Shoe (And Other Elusive Carnival Throws)

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If you have recently moved to New Orleans, Mardi Gras with kids can be extremely overwhelming at first. But trust us - you want a Muses shoe! How to Catch a Muses Shoe (And Other Elusive...

The Truth Behind Our Holiday Cards

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I love holiday cards. I know some people think they are wasteful, but I love walking through the door each day in December to find a stack of red and green envelopes inked with...

Our Top Ten Birthday Traditions {Making Each Year Special}

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Top Ten Birthday Traditions November is a month long birthday celebration in our house. Mine starts things off and is quickly followed by my son's which precedes my daughter's by ten days. The folks at...

What a Tease: When My Preschooler was Teased at School

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Until now, I have seen my role as a mother as my child's protector. I don't hover over her, but she has inherited my clumsiness, so she has had her fair share of bumps and...

But, Mommy I Was Trying to Fly {A Look Inside A Child’s Imagination}

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Before I was a grown up with a mortgage and a job and a husband and two children, I was a dreamer. There was nothing I wanted more than to be an actress tackling...

A Letter to My Children About Hurricane Katrina: You Are Our New Beginning

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My dearest children, For the past ten years on August 29th, I have taken this day, the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, to reflect on our Katrina story. Growing up here in New Orleans, you will...