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Marie

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Marie is the owner of Little Hometown, a company specializing in locally themed baby swaddles and apparel. Prior to opening her business, Marie was a professional event planner turned stay-at-home mom. She spent nearly a decade living in New York City, where she met her husband, Jeff (a New England native). Early in their relationship, Marie told Jeff that New Orleans is the only place where she would want to raise her children. As soon as she got pregnant, they started shopping for houses. They moved back in December of 2012, welcomed their son in 2013 and their daughter in 2015. Marie now spends her days entertaining her kids with silly songs, desperately attempting to stay organized, and balance her life as a work-at-home mom.

What Should You Nickname Your Kids?

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"Hey, Turkey Leg! Eat your dinner! Goose, quit throwing yours on the floor!" By "Turkey Leg," I obviously mean my four-year-old son, Benjamin. "Goose" is, of course, my one-year-old daughter, Margot. Ah, nicknames. Sometimes they are...

The Day A Raising Cane’s Worker Made Me Cry

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Some days life throws you a curve ball. Once upon a time, I was having one of "those" days. I was running around like crazy. My kids were on a mission to make me lose...

The Best and Worst Mardi Gras Throws for Kids

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This year I am riding in Nyx. Although I used to ride in the Metairie parades on Mardi Gras day with my family, I am excited because this is my first time in an Uptown parade....

Playing the Long Game :: Learning to Let Your Child Help

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I am riding in Nyx this year. A few days ago, I set the kitchen table with all the supplies I needed to start decorating my purses to throw: glitter, paint pens, paper, marabou, hot...

First Pregnancy verses Second Pregnancy

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My husband and I moved from New York City to New Orleans during the third trimester of my first pregnancy, so it didn't make sense to look for jobs while I was six months...

The 5 Reasons I Put Up Christmas Decorations Before Thanksgiving

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Every year when Halloween approaches and stores begin rolling our their holiday decorations, I start seeing and hearing a lot of grumbling about how we shouldn't decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving. And every year, like a good girl,...

Mom With A Common Cold vs. Dad With A Man Flu

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I hate cold and flu season. I especially hate cold and Man Flu season. Whenever my husband and I both catch whichever illness our 3 year old has brought home from preschool, I feel the...

A Mom Divided :: When Time Spent With Siblings Isn’t Equal

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I have two children - a 3 year old boy and a 10 month old girl. My son is a very high-maintenance toddler. My daughter is a very low-maintenance baby. Because of this, I often...

Zika Virus :: When the Fear of Infection Affects Family Planning

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Zika Virus :: When the Fear of Infection Affects Family Planning I cried during the Opening Ceremony seeing athlete after athlete represent their countries with broad, proud smiles. I cheered when Katie Ledecky blew her...

Potty Training :: An Honest Review of the 3 Day Method

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Last year I potty-trained my son. He was 2 years and 2 months at the time. I would have preferred to wait until he was a little older, but the school he attended last year required that...

The Day My Son Almost Drowned :: A Lesson in Pool Safety

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I am writing this as my 3 year old son naps in my bed beside me. It has been 24 hours since the accident, and I haven't let him out of my sight. I...

Jerry Seinfeld and The Incredibly Long Bedtime Routine

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Last November, I went to see Jerry Seinfeld in concert at the Saenger. As expected, the majority of his act was funny, but there was one bit that was gut-bustingly hilarious to me ... the...

On Becoming a “Girl Mom”

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When I was pregnant with my first child, I really wanted to have a girl. The idea of all the frilly things was intoxicating. Because I wanted a girl so badly, I believe my...

4 Reasons I Spoil My Children Without Regret

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4 Reasons I Spoil My Children Without Regret My son just turned three and is deep into the race car phase. One of my favorite things to do is to surprise him with a cool, new race...