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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.

Antihistamines, Epi-Pens, and Steroids: Welcome To The Allergic Life

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Does Anyone In Your Party Have Allergies? This question is a fairly new and fairly common question these days; it seems to be asked at almost all restaurants and even theme parks. When filling out...

Diagnosed with ADHD as an Adult

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Social Butterfly Every report card and teacher conference from my childhood said the same thing. Something along the lines of “She’s a wonderful kid, a very bright student, but she’s very social.” And being “very...

Podcasts You Need To Be Listening To

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The Follow Up Consider this a follow up to my last post about being a podcast junkie. I have my old favorites and some new favorites that I have to share. I listen to podcasts...

PNW Wonderland

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Why Would You Leave After moving to Louisiana, people always ask me why I would leave? There is lots of rain, the insane cost of living, and so much traffic. But there are things I...

The Most GOURDgeous Time of The Year

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Happy Fall Y’all I am a summer lovin' girl, the holiday season is my jam, spring lets us know that sun and fun are on the way, but dang, I really love the fall! During...

The Friend With Anxiety

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I'm Your Girl Want to go out on a random Wednesday? Call me. Themed party? I am there. I love going out, even if it means just coming to your house to have some wine,...

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...