Pam Kocke

My name is Pam, and I live in Algiers Point with my husband George and my identical triplets Linus, Oliver, and Miles. I work from home as a Happiness Engineer for Automattic. I enjoy reading and photography and sewing (and blogging!)

Surviving Coronavirus with Tweens

If you are the parent of an elementary school aged kid or younger, you are currently being inundated with online resources for keeping them entertained and educated. But as the mom of 12 year...

Working Remotely in the Time of Coronavirus

I've been working from home since November 2013, so I like to think I know a little bit about it. I know a lot of people work from home, it's not that unique, but...

Chatting With Messenger Kids

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Messenger Kids.  Chatting With Messenger Kids The subject of the Messenger Kids app came up in a conversation with friends recently, and one of them said, "Facebook for my...

How to Survive a Road Trip with Older Kids

Earlier this summer, my best friend and I took my three boys on a road trip to Virginia. We had a great time, and I am here to pass on my words of wisdom....

NOLA Summer Problems

It's that time of year again - hurricane's brewing, kids out of school, and it's too hot outside to move. Yeah, that's right, it's summer in NOLA and we have some problems...

Saying Goodbye … To My Minivan

A few weeks after our boys were born, my husband and I, exhausted and bleary-eyed, made a trip to Slidell and bought a used Toyota Sienna. It had low mileage and was fully loaded....

I Don’t Miss Having Babies

Recently, I was chatting with a friend, a mom with two little girls. I was lamenting our busy schedule of soccer and homework while she was expressing her relief at their relatively free schedule. But...

Puberty is Coming … What’s a Mom to Do?

I find myself as the mom of three tween boys. I have no idea how this happened. Fifteen minutes ago they were in diapers. Ten minutes ago they were into Thomas the Tank Engine,...

Slumber Party or Sanity? You Can Only Choose One

I suffered through it two years ago. After swearing I'd never, ever do it again, I endured the agony 365 days later. And a familiar refrain echoes in the halls of our small house as we...

Planet Fitness :: A Fresh New Fitness Option in Gretna

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Planet Fitness but all opinions are my own.  Planet Fitness :: A Fresh New Fitness Option in Gretna I have a confession to make. I belong to three gyms. It's...

Sew Obsessed: Taking up a New Hobby at 43

Right after Mardi Gras (worst timing ever), I was at a local craft store with the boys. They were going through a Pixar phase and were especially obsessed with The Incredibles. We went to...

Help! I’m Turning Into a Soccer Mom!

About three months ago, the words I dreaded ever hearing again were spoken by my sons. "Mom, we want to play soccer again." It's not that I have anything against soccer. It's more that I have...

Five Years On … Things Change and Things Stay the Same

It's been about five years since I started writing for this humble blog, which also is about half my kids' lives. Crazy when I think about it. And as I think back on the...

Winter in NOLA – We Have Some Problems

It turns out that New Orleans might actually have four seasons this year! But with winter in New Orleans also comes some legitimate problems...  


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