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Jennifer Coleman

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Why My Family Loves The Parenting Center

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I remember a recently married, new to New Orleans version of myself walking around Audubon Park, wondering about the colorful building with toys spilling out. You see it from the track on the downtown...

Please Don’t Say THIS {And Here’s Why}

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“They’ll just Jew them down.” These were the very unexpected words I overheard from one female employee to another while checking out of a recent doctor’s appointment. My ears burned; my heart raced. I...

8000 Days of Grieving

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8000 Days of Grieving Grief is mercurial. My mom's May birthday often falls on Mother's Day. The anniversary of her passing is soon after. Some years, these difficult days just are. Then it's a new...

A Letter to Myself :: Your Milk Was Good to the Last Drop {And...

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Dear Me: I know you're sad right now. I can feel the tears dripping down your face and know the weight on your heart. You're out of sorts - no more wondering when it's going...

Food is Love {Recipe: Pork and Shrimp Dumplings}

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One of my dear mom friends has a saying that resonates deeply in my head, heart, and stomach. “Food is love.” So simple. So true. Nothing says love like cooking a meal for a family with...

Diagnosis: My Daughter Has Apraxia of Speech

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Diagnosis: My Daughter Has Apraxia of Speech According to a blog I refer to frequently, “Childhood Apraxia of Speech is a relatively uncommon speech disorder. It is a neurological disorder caused by problems with motor...

Love Swimming This Summer {One Mom’s Experience With Swim Lessons in New Orleans}

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Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Love Swimming. Love Swimming This Summer {One Mom's Experience With Swim Lessons in New Orleans} You know those videos of little babies blissfully swimming underwater? My parents tell me...

The Lows and Highs of Mommying in Chronic Pelvic Pain

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I hurt. Horribly. Sometimes the pain is limited to small areas of my pelvic floor. Or it’s referred pain all over my body. The sensation can be sharp, heavy or tight. Sometimes it’s hard...

8 Yiddish {Jewish} Words All Moms Should Master

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There is no Christmas in our house. No tree, no Santa. Our family is Jewish, which for us means December 25th is a peaceful day where we eat Chinese food and enjoy an otherworldly...

3 Reasons I Didn’t Want Kids {And Now I’m a Stay at Home Mom}

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3 Reasons I Didn't Want Kids When I met my husband-to-be at age 22, I told him there was a hole in my heart from losing my mom to breast cancer as a teenager, and...

Mama’s Gotta Go: A Potty Obstacle Course

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 Mama's Gotta Go: A Potty Obstacle Course You're a busy mom so when the urge to GO strikes, what do you do? A hundred other things, of course!

What Breast Cancer Can’t Take Away {Being Proactive About Your Health}

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Disclosure :: Our breast cancer awareness series is sponsored by Touro Infirmary. I was robbed of my best friend. Denied many classic mother/daughter milestones. Forced to grow up way too fast. When my mom, Eve, was diagnosed with...

The Day a Neighbor Verbally Attacked My Family

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At first it sounded like someone, somewhere was chanting in a grating voice. On a dreary morning between Christmas and New Year’s, I’d bundled up my daughters to get some fresh air on the...

My Mother’s Daughter {Remembering my Mom While Building New Traditions}

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My mom loved to take long, hot bubble baths with a good book in the evenings after work and dinner. While she probably would’ve preferred to bathe in the privacy of her own bathroom...