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Kathy Magri

Kathy Magri
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Kathy is a Metairie native who lives in River Ridge with her husband, Mike, her children, Finn and Nina, and her 3 pups and a cat, Rex, Beau, Hans & Toula. She enjoys double dating with friends on Friday or Saturday nights and brunching with her girlfriends. A lover of all people (particularly babies and children), she is usually volunteering in various organizations and supporting her children in their extracurricular activities. You may catch her reading about World War II or listening to an assortment of music. An avid traveler, she can be found in her parents’ homeland, San Pedro, Belize, enjoying time with family, snorkeling, riding golf carts around town and eating the best food in the world.

A Working Mom’s Aversion to the Christmas Season

A Working Mom’s Aversion to the Christmas Season Does your chest start to tighten when you think of all that you need to do to prepare for Christmas? Do you procrastinate buying gifts or wrapping...

On Being A Band Mom During Friday Night Lights

When someone says Friday Night Lights, you normally think of the football team running on the field with the cheerleaders on the sideline pumping up the crowd with the faint music of the band...
Adoption :: She Is OUR BLESSING

Adoption :: She Is OUR BLESSING

Adoption :: She Is OUR BLESSING Motherhood is a role that I have been preparing for my whole life. As a child, I played with my baby and Barbie dolls all of the time. When...
You are Not The Only Person Parenting A Neurodivergent Child(ren); I See YOU

You are Not The Only Person Parenting A Neurodivergent Child(ren); I See YOU

You are Not The Only Person Parenting A Neurodivergent Child(ren); I See YOU Try to remember or imagine playing "Babies" as a child. Did you imagine that child being neurodivergent, having non stop energy, speaking...

Blended Families: Making Them Work For Everyone

When couples get married, they typically do not think about not being married to the loves of their lives forever. However, when I got married, I thought about divorce because my husband and I...
Practicing The Pause :: Why You Should Think About Doing It Too

Practicing The Pause :: Why You Should Think About Doing It Too

Practicing The Pause :: Why You Should Think About Doing It Too Have you heard the phrase, “practicing the pause?” Practicing the pause means to stop and collect your thoughts before reacting. If you are...
5 Reasons to Grab Your Girls and Head to Rizzuto’s for Happy Hour

5 Reasons to Grab Your Girls and Head to Rizzuto’s for Happy Hour

5 Reasons to Grab Your Girls and Head to Rizzuto’s for Happy Hour It’s summertime, it's hot, your kids are not listening, they are bored (it's only mid-June) and you need a break so that...
So This is 40?! {Or Am I Having A Mid-Life Crisis}

So This is 40?! {Or Am I Having A Mid-Life Crisis}

So This is 40?! {Or Am I Having A Mid-Life Crisis} Remember when “Over the Hill” was a big deal when people hit 40 years old? The gag gifts were canes, walkers and diapers? I...

I Know You Don’t Want To Be Doing It, But You Are {I Am...

I Know You Don't Want To Be Doing It, But You Are {I Am So Proud} There are 2 ways that our bodies respond to a large stressor: FLIGHT or FIGHT. How would you respond...

Dear Teenagers, I Promise IT Won’t Be Like This Forever

When I reflect on my life and wish that I could go back and change things such as a previous friend, a boyfriend, or a situation that I would handle differently, I realize that...

A Belizean Point of View from an Almost Local

We get tons of questions from New Orleans moms about the best places to travel with kids. Over the years our team of writers has done everything from road trip to Arkansas, to renting a...

Should I Bring My Child to Jazz Fest?

Should I bring my child to Jazz Fest? Is there anything for them “to do?” Why would people bring their children to Jazz Fest? You know how you feel after long days of walking, watching...

Our Team is a Strong One

They say that Teamwork makes the Dream Work. You know what? It’s true. To know us as a family is to know that we are anything but conventional; a story that we have written since...

On Being a Band Mom During Mardi Gras

I’ve danced with my friends in a dance troupe, thrown goodies from a float in a night time parade and have been a spectator at many a parade but marching as a band parent...