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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 (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.

Solo Flyers :: Tips for Putting Your Kiddos on the Plane

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Family Tradition Growing up, I had family in Oregon and in Florida. My parents put me on a flight alone starting at 6 years old from Portland to Pensacola. I vividly remember running through airports...

Another Milestone Met: My First Mammogram

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Welcome to 40! I was at my annual visit with my GYN and she said, "Now that you're 40, it's time for a mammogram." Here we go, another "This is 40" milestone. My grandmother was...

#FreeBritney

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1981 Was Magical Britney Spears and I were both born in 1981. I vividly remember her on Mickey Mouse Club, I went to a taping in 1993 when she was in the cast, and I...

Sunkissed: Sunless Tanner Review

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Sun Safety Let me start off on my soapbox: wear sunscreen, reapply your sunscreen, wear a hat, limit your time in the sun, reapply your sunscreen again, and get a skin check annually. If you...

Easy Summer Dinners

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No Cooking Summertime is filled with long, hot days, and the last thing any of us want to do at the end of the day is stand in a hot kitchen. I like to meal...

Cleaning Up the Mess

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Messy House, Messy Mind The other day, while scrolling through my Facebook memories, I found a post that I had made at the peak of my time as a little kid mom. It said something...

My Love of Consignment

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So Many Clothes Like most people, I have a closet full of clothes, but nothing to wear. I love clothes and, aside from a few staples in my closet, I get tired of them quickly....

Distracting For Who? The Dress Code Drama.

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The Unsettled Debate Here we are, back again discussing dress codes. When my daughter was entering high school, I wrote a post about our parish not having uniforms in high school. Well, here we are...

How Do You Disney?

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We're Going To Disney So you've decided it's time for a Disney vacation? There's a whole world out there to discover and with the money you're spending on the trip, you want to make sure...

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...