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Jennifer

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Bonding Through Bottle Feeding

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A Lesson Learned When Jane was six months old, I dropped her off at my parents' house like I did four mornings a week. I didn't know that would be the last morning I'd administer...

Welcome to the World My Darling Baby…

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 BOY!!! Mark, Jane, and I warmly introduce you to the newest member of our family and the New Orleans Moms Blog family. Charles arrived on November 11th weighing in at a healthy 8lb 10oz and...

Growing Our Family: A Big Sister Celebration

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When I found out in March that our family would be welcoming a new addition this fall, I was so excited. I was also a little worried. For more than two years, our daughter Jane...

A Scheduled C-Section: One Mom’s Anxiety Approaching Delivery

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I knew in my head that this day would come, but somehow my heart had hoped otherwise. At thirty-five weeks, my doctor, Mark, and I scheduled my c-section for a day in November to...

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Changing What Our Reflections Say

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Just when I think I am suffering from a degree of "random website Facebook sharing exhaustion" that makes me want a break from social media, I see something so moving that I couldn't help...

Cooking Up a Winning Tailgating Snack: Cajun Crunch Chex Mix

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There are two things I grew up doing with my dad that helped shape who I am: cooking and watching football. That may seem hyperbolic, but the subtle lesson I learned was that gender...

Saving The City That Lives In Me

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Nine years ago, people across our country asked whether or not New Orleans should be saved. They asked why we couldn't all just move a little further up river? Why we couldn't all just...

Toddler Tantrums: Losing My Buddy and Losing My Confidence

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About six weeks ago, I was chatting over dinner with two of my very best friends about...can you guess? Of course, our kids. As we talked about our toddlers, I mentioned that I was not expecting...

Preparing for Baby: The Ultimate Mom-to-Be Hospital Bag Packing Guide

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I don't know that I experienced a true nesting phase when I was pregnant with Jane. It could be that we discovered we had to have our house tented for termites and that the...

Toddler Transitions: Losing a Pacifier and Gaining a Big Girl Bed {Just Don’t Ask...

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As I shared a few months back, we are expecting a new addition to our family this coming November. As excited as we are to see our family grow, my mind is constantly cluttered...

It’s a … Surprise! Why We Wait to Find Out Our Baby’s Gender

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When I was pregnant with our first baby, there was one thing I knew for certain: I wanted to know what my baby was going to be. I am a Type A person who...

The Maternity Staples Every Expectant Mom Needs

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By my own admittance, I am a shopaholic. There is just something about the ding of a cash register that makes me squeal with glee. But, when it comes to dressing my pregnant self,...

Oh The Places You Will Go – And The Teachers Who Get You There

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Tomorrow will be Jane's last day of Pre-K 1 at St. George's. I find that my emotions towards the start and end points in the school year have not changed much since I was...

And Then There Were Two: The Many Emotions of Growing a Family

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Dear New Baby, Hello there, New Baby. You and I have spent the last thirteen weeks together. Looking back on them, I feel like I owe you an apology. You see, the past few weeks...