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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 (16) and Tyson (13), she and her husband Dave have been married for 16 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. As a member of New Orleans Mom, she hopes to bring the perspective of the veteran mom and life with big kids and teenagers.

Bedtime Routines … Yours, Not Theirs

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Sleep Like  A Teenager Let's face it, after becoming a mom, sleep is never the same again. It's not just the quantity of sleep that we lose, but also the quality. I never had trouble...

I Got My COVID 19 Vaccine :: Full of Antibodies and Hope

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Disclosure :: We recognize whether or not to receive the vaccine is a personal choice and all individuals should consult their healthcare providers with any questions or concerns. I Got My COVID 19 Vaccine ::...

This is 40….. The Final Countdown

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Ready or Not, Here It Comes The time has come: the final countdown of my thirties. That's right, forty is on the horizon. I am currently weeks away from my 40th birthday, and I am...

Buckle Up: Mom Milestone, My First Driver and What You Need To Expect For...

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Well, Here We Are Carrie Underwood said it best, "Jesus take the wheel." Y'all, how am I already here? It really feels like just yesterday she was driving her Dora the Explorer Power Wheels and...

I Still Believe

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Christmas Memories There is a magic to the holiday season, no matter what your age. The twinkling lights, seeing Santa waving from his chair, and the smells of holiday treats can all ignite a nostalgic...

B. Y. O. B. :: Weeknight Dinners for Everyone

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B.Y.O.B. has a new meaning when it comes to weeknight family-pleasing meals: build your own bowl. I have been very lucky to have non-picky eaters for kids. I chalk it up to having diversity in...

Did You Hear: How Wildfires Start

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Oh My Gosh, Did You Hear? It may seem innocent or maybe you are genuinely concerned, but the question of "Did you hear about..." can ignite a wildfire of gossip and false information. Even if...

Don’t Blink: Babies Don’t Keep

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The Days Are Long, But The Years Are Short I know we have all heard this quote, but I think when we are in those years when the days seem really really long, we forget...

How’s It Going? :: Q and A With A Hybrid School High Schooler

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School's Back In Session We've been back in school a little over a month. My kids started the year by going Tuesday/Thursday and every other Friday on a block schedule. My son (7th grade) is...

He Said, She Said: What To Believe

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Disclaimer: No Kid Is Perfect Let me start by saying my kids aren't perfect and I am not the perfect parent. I know my kids and I know how they behave. They aren't sneaky and...

Y’all, I am Tired

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2020 What Could Possibly Be Next? I saw a meme the other day of a man standing with an annoyed look on his face and the caption was "Wondering when we'll get a week without...

Disney In The Time Of COVID

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I Quit 2020 I woke up one morning and decided I was done with all the crap 2020 had thrown at us. Times are strange and I was feeling the 2020 burn out big time....

The Truth About Night Shift

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"I Won't Survive" Flashback to 13 years ago ... I'm a mom of an almost 3 year old and very pregnant, I had just passed my NCLEX. I was offered a job in the NICU...

The Hardest Time to Live Away From Family

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Your Adventure Awaits We moved to Louisiana 5 years ago. We knew one person (our realtor), we had a house, and we had jobs. We had one child going into 5th grade and one into...