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Nikki

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Nikki was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she has lived in Seattle and Portland. After visiting New Orleans, she fell in love with the city, and she and her husband decided to take a chance and move from the PNW to NOLA. Nikki has two kids, Amaya (15) and Tyson (12), she and her husband Dave have been married for 15 years, they live on the Northshore. Nikki works full time as a NICU nurse. Nikki and her family have fully embraced the culture of New Orleans, while they live on the Northshore, they play in New Orleans as often as they can. During Mardi Gras you can catch Nikki riding in Nyx, she even has a glitter cottage to create all her Nyx purses. As a member of New Orleans Mom, she hopes to bring the perspective of the veteran mom and life with big kids and teenagers.

Do You Want To Be Friends?

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We're Friends, Best Friends Remember being a little kid and seeing someone in a pink shirt, hey you like pink, I like pink, let's be best friends. Easy. As we get older things change, we...

Check Yourself: May is Melanoma Awareness Month

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Melanoma Awareness Month May is Melanoma Awareness Month and also the month that I lost my dad to that very disease. This year marks the sixth anniversary of his passing, and I can tell you...

The Longest Time Out: Athletes in Quarantine

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Take One For The Team These past few weeks have been some of the hardest and most uncertain days I have ever faced. We, like most families, are very routine in our daily lives; we...

The NICU and COVID-19

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Visitation Is Limited These times are scary and the unknown is even scarier. We are being told to practice social distancing, schools have closed, and our friends are working from home. We don't know if...

I Confess, I Am A Podcast Junkie

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How It All Began My love for all things mysterious and true crime started when I was about 6 years old and watched my first episode of Unsolved Mysteries (I mean, kids of the '80s,...

To Whom It May Concern: Yes, I Do Take My Kids Out of School...

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What's Your Excuse? We've all done it--called in sick to work when we aren't, taken a mental health day, taken an extra day of vacation--it's nothing new. Our kids are human, sometimes school and life...

Bring the Hype

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Bring it On Y'all, I just finished watching Cheer on Netflix. If you haven't watched it, it's about a National Championship College Cheer Team, and it's so good. My favorite part of this show was...

Hail Nyx :: Confessions of a Glitter Addict

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'Tis The Season It's that time! For some of us, this holiday season trumps all others, we count down until it is officially time to have king cake as a food group, play Mardi Gras...

Who Rescued Who? {What a Rescue Dog Taught Us}

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We Need A Dog Having pets as a child taught me how to care for another living thing, taught me to love and what being loved by someone other than a parent felt. Dogs are...

Art Appreciation: Through the Eyes of A Child

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It's All In The Interpretation We've all been there, a proud child presenting you with their artwork and then we look down and our eyes see something we are not expecting in the drawing or...

Sleepovers Are The New Girls Night Out

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Girls Night Out Please don't get me wrong, I love (love) a girls night out! However, choosing an outfit, trying to squeeze getting ready in with the normal evening routine, figuring out how you're going...

The Magic of Childhood :: Sending a Little Elf Love

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It's Almost Time Halloween and Thanksgiving have had their days, so that means Christmas is right around the corner and in our house (and the houses of so many others) that means the return of...

My Love For Meal Kit Delivery

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What's For Dinner Like most families, mine is on the go, something every night kind. I started weekly menu planning before we even had kids; it was something I had grown up with and it...

My Husband Lost His Job

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New City, New Job When we moved to Louisiana, the national drugstore that my husband worked for was very honest and told him that they wouldn't be able to place him in Louisiana. And if...