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Nicole Deano

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Nicole is married, mommy of 2 (Emily – 8 Talia – 5.) She’s a lifetime resident of Chalmette, with a brief 3 years in New Iberia following Hurricane Katrina. She is also an 10-year breast cancer survivor. She is Disney obsessed and was also a Disney Bride. She is trying to stay sane with juggling her busy life.

To the Widowed Mother Keeping It Together This Father’s Day

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Dear widowed mother, I see you. I see your pain and the smiles you use to cover it. I see the comfort you find in others to soften your heartaches, and I see the overpouring...

Our Parish Mourns For Arabi :: How You Can Help Those Affected by the...

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The sun is bright this morning. The wind has a slight chill. From my kitchen window, it appears to be an ordinarily beautiful day. However, my small community is not facing a beautiful day at...
Disney Easter Basket Ideas

Five Useful & Fun Easter Basket Ideas Courtesy of shopDisney

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Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by shopDisney. That said, we figured you, like us, may be interested in checking Easter basket shopping off of your list with some quality, on theme items.  Five Useful...

GALentine’s Day: Love Your Gal Pals

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Why does Valentine’s Day get so easily overlooked? Is it because it usually falls around a busy Mardi Gras season? Are we just too occupied with planning parade routes, getting fitted for ball gowns, decorating...

Dear Santa: Please, No More Toys This Year

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Dear Santa, I'm typing this while I joyfully listen to Christmas music playing through the Echo Dot you so kindly brought our family last year. I've also already watched my first Christmas Rom-Com, bought wrapping...

Forgiveness Isn’t Failure

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Forgiveness is tricky. Forgiveness isn't about excusing someone's behavior. It isn't allowing someone to get away with a wrong they have done. It isn't an easy religious belief that comes with being a Christian. Forgiveness...

Breathe, Mama :: Embracing the New School Year

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Where did summer go? How are we here already? And how did everything go downhill so quickly? I feel like referencing Olivia Rodrigo’s new song “Déjà vu,” but it might be too cliché. Take out...

Stop Being so Quick To Call a Child “Bully” or a “Mean Girl”

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I was recently faced with a dilemma. My 7-year-old daughter ran to me crying, exclaiming her friend “spit in her face." I probably had the same expression on my face that most of you have...

21 Reasons Why 2021 Is Your Year For A Girls’ Trip

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I recently went on a girls' trip to Orlando to celebrate a friend turning the big 3-0. With everything going on in the world, I was a little reluctant. However, my plans fell perfectly...

A Mom’s Thank You Letter to JoJo Siwa

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Dear JoJo, I am a mother of two little girls - ages 4 and 7 to be exact. They are both big fans of yours and have been for years. We had the pleasure of...

Elf On The Shelf :: 10 Days Of Disney Princesses

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It's Elf On The Shelf season, now what? Like most moms around this time of year, I'm caught up in decorations, Lifetime's holiday movies, Christmas shopping, and … trying to be creative with that pesky...

Doing What’s Best For YOU – Ending a Toxic Friendship

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I won't bore you with the story of a friendship that went sour. I'm not here to convince you that I was right, or that they were wrong. Most of us can admit that at...

How Surviving Breast Cancer Led Me to Motherhood

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In order to know how far I've come, let's go back to where it all began... I was 26 and living a lifestyle many would consider exciting! I was personally trying to figure out who...

Hocus Pocus Dinner Night!

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With the fall weather picking up and Halloween around the corner, I decided to put together a themed dinner one night to welcome the new season. Hocus Pocus is our favorite Halloween movie! So,...